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Donors Choose is for public school classrooms and I teach in a very small parochial school.
Is there a site similiar that accepts private and parochial schools? I thought I had read about it somewhere?
Any advice would be great!

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I don't know of one, but I think it would be neat idea to start one. I know of many parochial schools where the teachers spend a lot of their own money for every classroom project because the resources are just not there. (Though I'm not in that position now, I was for many years.) And I do think that there are Catholic school graduates that might be willing to fund the same kinds of projects that donorschoose does.

There are free webhosting services for teachers where a site could be started. I don't have the technical expertise to start a site like that and get it listed in the major search engines, but I think it might be worth exploring the possibilities. What do you think?
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Try www.adoptaclassroom.com. I don't know anything about it other than the fact that it exists so I don't know if it'll work for you but it's worth checking out!
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adoptaclassroom would be great, but you have to do all of your own work. I have been on that site for 2 years and haven't gotten anything from them.
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Ditto to the above about AdoptAClassroom. Another alternative is http://www.iloveschools.com. This one I haven't tried, but it's the only other one I know of.


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I am at a large Christian/protestant school and I agree...there isn't anything out there like Donors Choose. I am hooked with iloveschools.com but nothing has come of it...you have to give it to parents so ultimately it comes to them donating and that just hasn't happened. I really want an interactive whiteboard but I don't see it happening unless I purchase it! boo hoo! I spend a lot...a lot...on my classroom.
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I also teach at a very small Catholic School and would love a website like Donorschoose. My school could surely benefit.
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