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You guys have been fantastic. You’ve helped fully fund several programs now. Donations have reflected my readership—individual donations have ranged from a few dollars to a few hundreds of dollars. Every single dollar helps, and no contribution is too small (but homeopathic giving is discouraged). So why don’t you click over and consider sending a…

DonorsChoose–you did it again!

You guys are fantastic. You’ve fully funded another project. This one gets kids in a tough neighborhood focused on the outdoors in a positive way, exploring their environment. What a great project. I feel proud to have you as readers, and I’m even more proud I married a teacher. Teachers are working their butts off…

Donors Choose—nice work, folks!

One of the projects on our list reached it’s “fully funded” status! Now, donors from other challenges pretty much kicked our asses, but one of our readers helped, and we can be proud. But there are more projects to go, all of which help out Michigan classrooms that are desperate. I’m not going to pretend…

DonorsChoose—what is “charity”?

Today begins the Jewish festival of Sukkoth, originally a harvest festival. Like many religious holidays, it carries a mandate for charity. During this time, it is traditional to build a temporary structure called a sukkoh and to do as much living as possible there. It is also traditional to invite guests. In the ancient mythology,…

When I was younger I took a temp job for the University of California Center on Deafness. I was lucky enough to be taken in and taught by the close-knit deaf community at the Center, and my eyes were opened to the special challenges of deafness in a hearing world. This was before instant messages,…

DonorsChoose: you guys rock

In the context of a needy public school classroom, $165.00 is a lot of money. Not enough, but a lot, and every little bit counts. Every $5.00, every re-tweet to let others know helps. Today’s headlines show US unemployment continuing to rise, but here in Michigan, that’s old news. Unemployment state-wide is over 15%, and…

Help out Michigan classrooms!

I really like this DonorsChoose thing. I already got a few donations toward needy Michigan classrooms! I’m so excited that I’m using exclamation points!! In the past, other ScienceBloggers have set specific goals and offered to mutilated their bodies or whatever for the cause. I’m not quite that brave, but I’d love to get the…

Donors Choose!

Here in Michigan, schools are hurting—a lot. Classrooms are crowded, schools are closing, supplies are non-existent. Even in “wealthy” districts, the system is failing. Parents, when they can, supply the bulk of classroom supplies. This is a good time to think about DonorsChoose, a unique charity that allows teachers to create proposals, and donors to…