Terra Sigillata

The company whose Movable Type (MT) software powers us at ScienceBlogs, Six Apart, is doing a great thing by supporting one of our favorite charities, DonorChoose.org.

Between now and noon Monday you can request a code that will give you $30 to donate to any DonorsChoose project you’d like. What is DonorsChoose, you ask?

Donors Choose is a brilliant non-profit organization lets you support schools and education directly and personally, by choosing projects that excite you, and then making it easy to donate to them. Every project listed on the site is a personal request from a public school teacher. And since so many of you have used MT to prove how you can affect your communities in the past, it’s only natural that the Blogger Challenge should be another great chance to show everyone the incredibly positive impact that bloggers can have.

Best of all, in true blogging fashion, you have control over what ideas you share with your community — pick projects that speak to you. If you’re interested in the fundamentals, sponsor science and math projects. Have a passion for music? Help keep music in schools by funding a request for instruments. Like to stick to the basics? There’s plenty of demand for classroom staples like dictionaries. And of course, for all the technology fans in the blogging world, there are plenty of chances to sponsor technology programs in the classroom.

We’re so excited about this that we’re distributing philanthropic gift certificates you can use to help fund a classroom project of your choice. You can request a gift certificate worth $30 at donorschoose@sixapart.com. Request your code now — they’re available until noon on Monday. (It might take a day or two for you to get your code.)

Wow, what a great idea!

Last year, Terra Sig readers, other ScienceBlogs, and Seed Media Group all supported a mass fundraising effort for DonorsChoose. A sample of the projects you folks supported is listed here at last year’s leaderboard.

Stay tuned for what we’ll be doing this year.

Comments

  1. #1 whomever1
    September 30, 2007

    Thanks for pointing this out–as a teacher I can always use a little help.