Supporting Teachers in Spokane
On May 26th we fully funded all teacher-posted project requests on DonorsChoose.org in Spokane County. We did this in honor of our 80th anniversary: celebrating teachers who give back to the education community, and students who are eager to learn. We appreciate and want to thank the individuals – and communities - who support and inspire students in education.
With the help of our members, we donated $30,944 to support 2,943 students and 34 teachers across Spokane County.
DonorsChoose.org is an online crowdfunding site where teachers can post their classroom needs. Donors, like Inspirus, can go online, choose a project to donate to, and fund the project.
Teachers nationwide can use DonorsChoose.org to post funding requests for unmet classroom needs such as:
- Technology for learning in a tech-savvy world
- Field trip experiences
- Books for a classroom library
- Legos and building blocks to teach students to plan, execute and evaluate from a young age
- Storage bins for students to keep their schoolwork organized in during the day
- And many, many more!
Last year, Inspirus donated more than $70,000 to Washington teachers through DonorsChoose.org. “We’re passionate about education and giving back to the education community,” said Vice President of Marketing, Sherry Lotze. “Considering that many of our employees are former school teachers, we understand how difficult it can be for teachers to get the classroom supplies they need,” said Lotze. “This kind of giveback goes to the heart of our mission.”
Each year, teachers across the country spend an average of $400 out of their own pockets to buy supplies for their classrooms. Our giveback to teachers through DonorsChoose.org is just one more way for us to support the education community and say ‘thank you’, to the amazing teachers who encourage and lead young learners every day.