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U.S. News & World Report: Teachers Crowdfund Millions for Classroom Supplies


Every school year, teachers in the U.S. fundraise nearly as much money for classroom supplies using crowdfunding websites as the federal government provides them through a tax deduction meant to reimburse them for their own school-related out-of-pocket expenses.

There are no official estimates of how much money teachers raise in total through online crowdfunding sites, but an aggregation of the amounts raised in 2017 through three of the most popular vehicles – DonorsChoose.org, GoFundMe and PledgeCents – shows educators closing in on $200 million in donations.

Read the full story on U.S. News & World Report.

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