About six months ago, I began working with a new client. They quickly became one of my favorites. They are perfect in a dozen different ways. They help me sleep better at night. They’re also super easy to work with and completely down to earth. They’re a graphic designer’s dream come true. They even know I have this blog! (Gasp!) I got lucky when I was introduced to DonorsChoose.
DonorsChoose is a non-profit organization that helps teachers get the funding they need for students all over the nation. Basically, a teacher writes a proposal, DonorsChoose reads it, and posts it on their Web site. Donors are then driven to the site (donors can range from corporations to individuals like myself) and fund whatever amount of money they can to whatever proposal might be of interest to them. The proposals range from the need for a kiln to a request for microscopes at a science lab to asking for funding to pay for a field trip. And every little bit counts.
DonorsChoose needs our help. No, I’m not asking you to give them money. All they need is your vote, your friend’s vote, or your coworker’s vote. Recently, DonorsChoose made it into the final five for American Empress’s Members Project. You may have seen the AmEx ads on the TV machine. The ads feature Martin Scorsese, Ellen DeGeneres, Sheryl Crow, to name a few. AmEx is donating up to 5 million dollars to the winning project. And I’d love to see that money go to DonorsChoose.
If you’re American Express card holder (personal or business) or you’re thinking about becoming one and you have a few minutes to spare, please go and vote for DonorsChoose. They are a super non-profit organization, an organization backed by great people. And the money will go to public school kids all over America.
Here’s the link again. There are only 9 days left! (That sounds like a very short amount of time, but I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t hoping to be in labor and with baby in less time than that. OK, enough about me. GO VOTE!)