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You know what your students need. We're here to help you get it.

1 Request Your Items

Get everything you need to be the teacher you want to be — all in one place.

2 Get Funded

Your friends and family lend a hand; our community of donors takes care of the rest.

3 Receive the Goods

We order everything for you and ship it straight to you. Hello, packages!

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What Teachers Say

DonorsChoose teachers are a creative, passionate bunch who go above and beyond for their students. Here’s what they have to say.

“DonorsChoose made me fully aware of the generosity of complete strangers. It has renewed my passion for teaching and has provided so many opportunities for my students.”

“DonorsChoose is so easy to use. It’s made especially for teachers and supporters of education, so it draws a unique audience that is committed to teachers and students.”

“From paper and snacks, to movie tickets and sailing lessons, the opportunities teachers create for their students with the help of the generous donors at DonorsChoose inspire me to keep pushing myself professionally and personally. I loved my job already, but DonorsChoose helps me love it even more.”

“It doesn’t take me long to create a project. The time I invest is totally worth it because, with the help of DonorsChoose, I’m able to bring so many things into my classroom.”

“I’ve used DonorsChoose to request technology in order to differentiate instruction. In my classroom, technology is used as a tool for empowerment to meet my students’ needs. Not only does it help my students achieve academically but, more importantly, it prepares them for the real world.”

“I feel as if I have a million people cheering me on and supporting my educational practice.”

Join Our Nationwide Community

When you create a project on DonorsChoose, you become part of a trusted 20-year-old network of educators, teachers, donors, foundations, and corporate partners who are all passionate about education. The power of this community has allowed us to make a huge impact.

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Two Ways to Get the Supplies You Need

Classroom Essentials (NEW)

  • Curated catalog of teacher-favorite basic supplies: pencils, paper, crayons, snacks, and more
  • No minimum
  • No writing needed, get your essentials list posted in 3 minutes!
  • Quick ship - we ship items as funding comes in, no need to hit your goal

Classroom Project

  • Comprehensive catalog of 1M+ products from 20+ teacher-favorite stores like Lakeshore, Amazon, Staples, and more
  • $100 minimum
  • Write a short essay explaining your project to prospective donors
  • All-or-nothing model - we ship everything to your school once you're fully funded

For Teachers, By Teachers

Founded by a history teacher, DonorsChoose is 100% focused on educators.

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Our staff is chock-full of former teachers to help every step of the way.

Does it cost money for teachers to post projects?

Heck no! You can sign up and post a project without spending a dime. Our site is absolutely free for teachers.

Who can post a project?

If you’re employed full-time in a US public or public charter school, and you work directly with students at least 75% of the time, then you’re probably eligible to sign up. Teachers at over 84% of US public schools have already signed up. Check out our full eligibility details.

How long does the process take?

If you shop from our full catalog, you can create your very first classroom project in about 20 minutes (even faster when you get the hang of it!). If you’re requesting classroom essentials from our curated catalog of basic supplies, you can post your request in about 3 minutes!

Classroom projects are reviewed by our team of super-screeners and are live on our site within about 3 days. You can choose to keep your project posted on the site for up to 4 months, though we’ve seen projects funded within hours of being posted! Once your project is funded, we’ll order the materials and you’ll get them in about 2 weeks or less!

Classroom essentials requests are designed to be much faster: posted online in about 3 minutes, and we ship supplies as they’re funded. Your list will stay online, ready to collect donations as long as you like!

What happens if my project isn't fully funded?

Projects can remain on the site for up to 4 months, and over 70% of projects reach their funding goal. If a project doesn’t meet its funding goal by that time, donors can redirect their contributions to support your next project.

What are my responsibilities?

You’ll pick out materials your classroom needs and answer some short essay questions about your project. You’re expected to share your project to help it reach your funding goal. If it does, we’ll ask you and your students to thank your donors with notes and photos of the project in action once the materials arrive.

Who owns the resources?

Any materials or resources we send should be directly experienced by the students as described in the project essay. After they’ve been used, resources are property of the classroom for which they were initially requested, so future classes can continue to benefit. Give our full materials policy a look.

What can I get?

Whether you're stocking up on notebooks and copy paper or you're looking for a diverse classroom library and lab equipment, we can order resources straight to your classroom door. When you create a project, you shop from teacher-favorite brands that offer special pricing and outstanding service. strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online from over 20 categories including education and teacher supplies, books, electronics, toys, clothing, furniture, and more.
AKJ Education specializes in teachers' needs with book collections for leveled reading, curricular themes and educational hot topics. Our fiction and nonfiction book titles include national and state award winners, Spanish language, STEM, new releases, audiobooks and teachers guides. Our exclusive digital materials include top tools used in today's classrooms and our hands-on teaching materials bring your lessons to life. Teach, learn and inspire with materials from AKJ Education.
Best Buy is the largest electronic retailer in the United States. DonorsChoose works closely with the Best Buy for Business division, which specializes in meeting the unique purchasing needs of companies and schools. Best Buy for Business offers the technology that teachers need, including computers, cameras, projectors, and TVs.
Blick Art Materials caters to the full spectrum of artists—professionals, art educators, students, architects, designers, and crafters—essentially anyone requiring quality art materials for school, work, or pleasure. Based in Galesburg, Illinois, and founded in 1911, Blick believes in the power of art to inspire, educate and empower.
Founded in 1927, Carolina Biological Supply Company is a supplier of science and math products to kindergarten- through university-level educators around the world. Carolina develops and markets curricula, kits, and related products that enable students to carry out hands-on experiments, especially in the areas of life, earth, and physical sciences.
CDW is a provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare sectors. Our offerings range from technology hardware and software to cameras, projectors, and audio/visual equipment.
A DonorsChoose-curated selection of teachers' most in-demand items, as well as books and products from creators who are Black, Native American, Multiracial, and/or People of Color.
Grainger (Lab Safety Supply) is a distributor of safety equipment and laboratory supplies. We specialize in personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, goggles, chemical protective gloves, and respirators, in addition to a robust line of balances, microscopes, plasticware/glassware, lab instrumentation, and more. Lab Safety Supply is headquartered in Janesville, WI.
Kaplan Early Learning Company provides early childhood products and services to prepare children for lifelong learning and success. Kaplan offers products—including manipulatives, audio books and dramatic play, Spanish language, and special needs resources?to meet the educational needs of children from birth through grade 5.
Specializing in early childhood and elementary education, Lakeshore Learning offers a wide range of standards-based materials that span the curriculum and provide educators with essential classroom support. In addition, Lakeshore carries a full line of unique and flexible classroom furniture. Developed by teachers for teachers, our products are created with a simple goal in mind—to motivate, educate and inspire.
For 37 years, LEGO Education has helped transform imagination into reality by opening an endless world of playful experiences! From elementary to middle school, LEGO Education stimulates creativity in every child with a vast array of blocksets, digital resources, machines & mechanisms, and many other resources! LEGO Education also offers a large amount of sets to introduce students into the world of STEM, robotics, and coding at any age!
MahoganyBooks is a family-owned, independent bookstore that believes in the power of reading and social entrepreneurship. Founded in 2007 as an online-only bookstore MahoganyBooks is now an award-winning retailer specializing in books written for, by, or about people of the African Diaspora. With a physical location in Washington DC, MahoganyBooks now also offers engaging literary events in an empowering environment celebrating African American culture in addition to its lauded book selection.
Nasco offers over 50,000 products, including the brands teachers trust for arts and crafts, science, mathematics, family and consumer science, agricultural science, reading, special education, physical education, early childhood and health education. Nasco is “Dedicated to Delivery” and has been serving educators since 1941 with headquarters in Fort Atkinson, WI, and Modesto, CA.
Quill is a premier marketer of a wide range of office and school products, furniture, snacks, cleaning items, technology and computers. Quill is a longtime vendor partner of DonorsChoose and maintains 12 distribution centers to ensure quick delivery to schools across the US. Founded in 1956, Quill is headquartered in Lincolnshire, IL, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Staples.
Scholastic Classroom Magazines bring current events into the classroom! Each of our 29 titles feature age-appropriate news on a variety of curriculum subjects to prepare students for the types of texts they'll be reading in school and in life. Created by the education experts at Scholastic, classroom magazines also come with complete lesson plans, standards correlations, and online resources to help educators build the skills students need to succeed in today's world.
School Specialty is an education company that provides innovative products, programs, and services to help educators in pre-kindergarten through high school engage and inspire students of all ages and abilities to learn. We design, develop and provide educators with the latest and very best core curriculum, supplemental learning resources, school supplies, and furniture.
Staples is a well-known brand in the world of education. DonorsChoose works closely with the Staples Advantage division, which supports businesses and schools with their specific purchasing needs. Staples Advantage offers a wide range of products in various categories including technology, school and office supplies, furniture, snacks, cleaning supplies, and other everyday classroom needs.
Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) is the world?s largest online marketplace of educational resources created by teachers, for teachers. With more than 4 million teacher-created, peer-reviewed resources for PreK-12, TpT is the go-to place for educators to access the resources, support and inspiration they need to teach at their best.
For 25 years, Teachers' School Supply has been an acknowledged leader in classroom furniture, equipment, and technology. From “clickers” to carpets and from interactive whiteboards to tables, educators rely on Teachers' School Supply for a wide variety of classroom needs.
TIME for Kids is a non-fiction, classroom-based magazine that can be used to improve students? reading comprehension, encourage thinking and build other developmental skills necessary for success in school. This highly effective teaching tool gets kids excited about reading and about learning. TIME For Kids is available in K-1, 2, 3-4, and 5-6 grade editions.
With over 80,000 resources, Ward's Science provides a large variety of science education equipment. From elementary school to high school, Ward's Science provides supplies that can be used with any school curriculum. Offering everything from preserved specimens to Science Olympiad kits, Ward's Science covers all science disciplines, providing everything teachers need to bring science to the classroom.
Woodwind & Brasswind has provided musical instruments, accessories and equipment for schools, students and professional musicians since 1978. Specialties include band and orchestra items, electronic music and music technology gear, as well as materials for elementary and general music programs.

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