The Dirt Farmer Foundation is our way of focusing the social media power of the Dirt Farmer’s community to help worthwhile charities.
Our CAUSE it’s AUGUST or Cause of the Month is
"BACK TO SCHOOL: Provide Children with tools and experiences needed for an excellent education."
Today’s public schools often lack resources for students to thrive. As a result, teachers are spending $1 billion from their own pockets each year on supplies. DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for any individual to address this inequity, one classroom at a time.
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org site, that range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class. Then, you can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires you. You can choose a Project to fund according to location, subject, resources, age, teacher & school type. Subjects include Math & Science, Music & The Arts, Literacy & Language, History & Civics, Special Needs, Applied Learning and Health & Sports. Under Resources you will find Books, Technology, Supplies and Trips & Visitors.
When a project reaches its funding goal, DonorsChoose.org ships the materials to the school. You'll get photos of the project taking place, a letter from the teacher, and insight into how every dollar was spent. Give over $50 and you'll also receive hand-written thank-yous from the students. You can give as little as $1 and get the same level of choice, transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone who gives millions. You can also support DonorsChoose.org by purchasing giftcards, or by creating A Giving Page to encourage friends to support classroom projects proposed by public school teachers at DonorsChoose.org.
Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org has funded 466,663 classroom projects that have brought learning to life for students, primarily in high poverty neighborhoods. DonorsChoose.org has helped 11,641,142 students. providing books, technology, supplies, field trips, class visitors and other resources. In addition, 1,427,136 citizen philanthropists have made a tangible difference in the lives of students and teachers. As a 501(c)3 charity, donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of US law. DonorsChoose.org federal tax ID # is 13-4129457.