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Happy Teacher
Appreciation Week!

teachers are heroes

Dear Teachers,

We asked our DonorsChoose community of donors to tell us why they're grateful for you. We were hoping for a trickle of nice notes to share with you — what we got was a flood!

Thanks to the teachers who show us the art of the possible, who point us in a direction we never considered, who teach us to think critically and take action.


Thank you for giving students the tools they need to lead the lives they deserve.


teachers love their students

Thanks for ensuring students know they are loved!

When my parents weren’t equipped to give me the support I needed, my teachers paid attention to me, urged me to try harder, do better—strive! Knowing what a big impact teachers had on me I am beyond grateful for the work you put in each and every day.


You are my heroes!


You have one of the most important jobs in the world.


teachers entertain their students

Thanks for finding creative ways to engage your students!

YOU are the role models for "can-do", for innovation and most of all, caring. Bless every one of you!


Applause, Applause, Applause!!!


outta this world thakn you card

Your hard work and resourcefulness during this uniquely difficult time is something you can be proud of, and something parents like me are so grateful for!


I know this remote learning transition happened in the blink of an eye while you are also taking care of your families and loved ones. Thank you for your continued dedication to our nation's children! You're invaluable!


To every educator that is going above and beyond, you have my undying gratitude.


teachers working hard to distribute food to students

Thanks for caring for the whole student.

As parents we are so grateful that we can count on you!


Teachers, thank you for all that you've done for me, for my children and for the millions of children in this world.


Especially now, you make a huge difference in our children's lives.



Thanks for creating the perfect at-home tech setups!



you are seriously awesome a thank you note

As a father of two teachers I see the millions of little things you do every day to make a class a home for your students. Thank you!


teachers coaching parents on learning from home

Thanks for coaching parents and partnering in students' education.

You all deserve medals!



What would a DonorsChoose celebration be without tangible support for teachers and students?

May 4

Teacher Appreciation kicked off with’s $2M donation to Keep Kids Learning, our program to provide immediate support to the nation’s most vulnerable students.

May 5

SONIC Drive-In made sure every single project on DonorsChoose had a match!

Before the matching even began, Kleenex donated to more than 2000 distance learning projects.

The efforts of DonorsChoose teachers were shouted out on Good Morning America. (Holy smokes!)

May 6

By Wednesday, over 37,000 citizen donors had given over $2.5 million to more than 27,000 teacher projects. Wow!!

May 7

Craig Newmark Philanthropies donated $25 to every single DonorsChoose project.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, FamilyAlbum, PwC, and other partners supported Distance Learning Projects in their local areas and launched match offers.

May 8

In all, over 45,000 individual citizen donors supported teachers, giving over $3.1 million to more than 52,000 projects this Teacher Appreciation Week!


The DonorsChoose celebration of teachers continues on Twitter and Instagram, where supporters are sharing about the teacher heroes in their own lives.

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