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There’s a few days left in our October DonorsChoose challenge, and even after that there are many more great projects out there waiting for our help. A few weeks ago, wonderful educator-science-historian-cultural-studies-expert-mother-blogger Leslie Madden-Brooks responded to a plea to help fund some projects, and I was deeply moved by what she wrote to the classroom,…

Folks, we are heading into the home stretch for Donors Choose, and you’ve helped 1084 kids get access to books they wouldn’t have had without your help. That’s great. But we can do better. So…. 24 Sciencewomen blog readers have already donated $1517 to needy projects, and if you can help us make it a…

Don’t worry, SciWo’s storytime is coming later today. But first a word about our on-going DonorsChoose challenge. Along with 22 others, DonorsChoose has already given $50 to our challenge, and now they want to give more…based on how much we raise by Sunday. Here’s the scoop: Next week, we will distribute $200,000, the rest of…

We’re a week into our 2009 DonorsChoose challenge, and as of 11 am EDT, we’ve raised $250 for science education of high poverty students around the country. In 2007, we raised $1104, and last year: “Forty-two Sciencewomen readers contributed a total of $1863 to help 917 needy kids learn about science and engineering.” If we’re…

It’s October, one the busiest months of the year. It’s the month with Earth Science Week, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Domestic Violence Awareness Month…but one of the happiest features of October is the annual DonorsChoose Social Media Challenge, when we bloggers and tweeters get to exhort our readers to support public school students throughout…

Have you seen Ethan Siegel? He’s the blogger behind Starts with a Bang. The guy has got a lot of hair! And he’s offering to shave his head if 100 unique commenters each give at least $10 dollars or 4 hours of their time to the charity of their choice. What a great way to…

“Have you been following what’s happening in Australia?” That was the question I asked my morning class, even though it has nothing to do with the topic of the day’s session. I was very pleased to see most of the heads nod and the hands raise in answer to my question. My students knew that…

Donors Choose Awesomeness

OH MY GOD OH MY GOD THE COOLEST THING CAME IN THE MAIL! LOOK LOOK LOOK! IT IS A THANK-YOU BOOK OF DRAWINGS FROM THE KIDS WHO GOT OUR DONORS CHOOSE DONATIONS!!!! I am SO TOTALLY excited. The book is AWESOME, and they sent photos too, but I don’t want to put them up on…

Donors Choose: Swag for 2 more donors!

A couple of weeks ago, the Donors Choose people very nicely sent me 2 t-shirts to thank us for participating in the Scienceblogs Donors Choose challenge. I confess that I have more t-shirts than I need already, and the Sciencewomen Challenge is still live with two remaining projects. So… I’ll send them to the first…

Hooray, DonorsChoose t-shirt winners!

I’m just thrilled with our final numbers from our DonorsChoose campaign — because of your generosity, $2953 are going to go help 1,126 needy kids learn some critically important science. And I’m also psyched that Sciencewomen came in second of all the Scienceblogs participating in both amount donated, and numbers of donors (43!!) We came…