*** Last Updated 8/11/20 at 8:25PM CST: 0 matching donations remain. ***
2020 created new challenges for educators in the spring, and the back-to-school season is looking to be just as difficult. Our 2020 Teacher Spending Survey revealed that teacher spending is on the rise again. Teachers are spending an average of $745 during the year on school supplies.
We’re offering a match on Tuesday, 8/11/2020, to help teachers and schools get the funding they need to stay safe when school begins.
When you give on 8/11/2020, your donations up to $50* to teacher or school pages will be matched by AdoptAClassroom.org!
Matching begins at 10 AM CST on Tuesday, 8/11/2020. Don’t wait, because we can only match 100 teachers or schools. Search for a classroom to adopt.
*Matching begins at 10 AM CST on Tuesday, 8/11/2020 and ends when we hit our goal of 100 classrooms and/or schools funded. Donors will be notified via email by 6pm CST on 8/11/2020 if their donation earned a match. We will update this page the moment the match runs out. Donations must be processed on 8/11/2020 as part of the first 100 school or teacher donations. Mailed checks and pledges are not eligible for a match. Matching donations will be disbursed within a week to your AdoptAClassroom.org account.
In case of monthly donations, AdoptAClassroom.org will match the first donation on 8/11/2020 with $50, but not the following monthly gifts.
To help as many students as possible:
- Unique donations will be matched up to a maximum of $50
- If an individual makes 1+ donation(s) to different teachers/schools, all donations will be matched
- If an individual makes 1+ donation(s) to the same teacher/school, only one donation will be matched
- If a teacher/school receives 1+ donation(s) from different donors, all donations will be matched
- If a teacher/school donates to their own page, the donation is not eligible for a match
Click here to search for a teacher or school.
Not registered on AdoptAClassroom.org? Be sure to create a fundraising page so you can get matching donations.
Not Sure How to Start Fundraising?
Click here to check out our Fundraising Guide for Teachers for ideas on how to best reach out to your community.
We recommend sharing your AdoptAClassroom.org classroom page on social media or email with friends and family. Check out our example Twitter and Facebook posts below for inspiration. Feel free to use the images in your social media posts during the match!
Example Twitter Post
Friends & family, my students and I need your help. I’m asking for $300 to stock my classroom with back-to-school supplies. If 3 people give $50 during today’s donation match, I can purchase all of the learning tools my students need. Thank you!
Donate: [Post a link to your AdoptAClassroom.org Classroom Fundraising Page]
Example Facebook Post
Friends and family, my students and I need your help. I’m asking for $300 from my community so that I can stock my classroom with back-to-school supplies. If three people give $50 during today’s AdoptAClassroom.org donation match, I can purchase all of the learning tools my students need.
Many of my students are from underserved communities and will likely start the school year with little to no school supplies. This is especially problematic during a pandemic, because my students can’t share school supplies, and they will each need their own materials. I can’t provide a classroom of 30 students with learning materials on my own.
Your tax-deductible donation will provide my students with pencils, notebooks, basic art supplies, hand sanitizer, and tissues. Any amount you can give will be deeply appreciated. Please donate here: [Post a link to your AdoptAClassroom.org Classroom Fundraising Page]