Donors Choose is an established online charity which facilitates tax exempt support for school projects. Individual teachers create, plan, and post classroom projects on their website. Donors may select projects for their contributions. Teachers at our three adopted schools regularly develop projects to enhance their academic programs. Since 2019, Adopt-A-Class has monitored the Donors Choose website and contributed to many of these projects. In 2021, our organization has supported a total of 12 projects at our schools.
Adopt-a-Class members want children to develop a love for reading to learn, entertain and communicate. Our group promotes literacy at schools and funds are often used to purchase requested books.
A special program has been initiated to give children at Loudon, Steekee and Vonore Elementary Schools individual subscriptions to Highlights Magazine, an established publication for children 6 - 12 years of age. Highlights's goal is to promote the 4 C's, helping children become curious, creative, caring and confident. Successful fundraising and monetary contributions have enabled a 2022 pilot program for all second graders. Teachers may use content in their classrooms, after which each of the 200 students may bring home and keep their own magazine. With continued support, Adopt-a-Class hopes to continue to expand this program for other grades.