Here’s a good one. If you have $500 to contribute, it will link you up with a classroom, with a specific teacher who has specific needs for his or her class. You make the contribution on-line; that teacher’s ‘electronic wallet’ gets filled with $500 to buy the stuff she or he needs; he or she e-mails you a thank-you report.
It’s incredibly efficient – largely runs itself, like eBay or something – yet gives you the ‘high touch’ one-on-one sense you really know where your money is going, and that you are making a difference in kids’ lives.
Charles and I have adopted a couple of classrooms. Care to join us? Right now, there are 3,913 classrooms with their hands up for you to choose among.
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It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us.~Bill Clinton
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