2020 Classroom Gift Guide

This year, give more than a gift.
Give meaningful support to teachers and students.

Gift Ideas

$100 – Supply classrooms with masks and basic supplies

$250 – Outfit a library with diverse books and fight racial inequity

$745 – The average yearly out-of-pocket cost of teaching

AdoptAClassroom.org provides critical support for teachers and students in our nation’s
highest-need schools. Because every child deserves the tools they need to succeed in school.

These gifts represent resources, services, or support for programs provided across the U.S. and will help teachers get the supplies they need so students can continue learning through COVID-19. Your gift purchase is a tax-deductible donation to AdoptAClassroom.org.
Thank you for your support.

It’s Not School As Usual in 2020

Teacher Spending At An All-Time High.

Teachers spend an average of $745 of their own money on school supplies each year.

The Cost of Distance Learning.

45% of teachers said their spending has increased since distance learning began.

Many Students Can’t Access Education Online.

Teachers said 43% of students are disengaged during distance learning. Many students are missing class because they don’t have access to technology at home.

Teachers Deliver Materials to Students.

70% of teachers said they have dropped off or mailed items to their students’ homes for distance learning to keep them engaged.

Learn more about how COVID-19 and Distance Learning impacts teachers and their students here.

See Your Impact

PPE and safety materials was the #1 ordered school supply category by teachers on AdoptAClassroom.org this fall.
Your support keeps learning safe and equitable during COVID-19 and the distance learning digital divide.

“This school year I’ve already used $40 in AdoptAClassroom.org funds to purchase face masks. I purchased cloth face masks and face masks with clear plastic windows. This is especially important for my students working on emotion identification—many of them are on the Autism spectrum.”

Maria, School Social Worker

“I can’t express how grateful I am that our students get the chance to see themselves reflected in diverse books.”

Emily, Teacher

“As a teacher in New York City, I have become accustomed to living in one of the most segregated communities in the world. Getting Chromebooks for our students puts us one step closer to equitable access.”

Michael, Teacher

Why AdoptAClassroom.org?

Since 1998, K-12 educators have turned to AdoptAClassroom.org for the flexible funding they need to serve their students.

Thanks to donors like you, more than 225,000 classrooms have been funded to date,
benefitting more than 5.5 million students nationwide.