Kentucky schools receive donations for classroom projects

03/30/2018 03:19 PM

Hundreds of teachers throughout Kentucky are receiving money to help fund classroom projects.

Ripple has donated $29 million to DonorsChoose.org. Through the crowdfunding website, teachers are able to create classroom project requests to support their students’ needs, and donors are able to give to projects they choose. The $29 million donation helped to fulfill every request on the list, helping students receive books, school supplies, technology, field trips and other resources.

Teachers in the cash-strapped Commonwealth are taking advantage of the donor program. In all, 439 projects have been funded in Kentucky from 351 teachers at 234 schools.

Teachers taking advantage of the program are from counties throughout the state, including Jefferson and Fayette. The requests vary from STEM projects to donations for Chromebooks.

For more information on DonorsChoose.org click here. .

Michon Lindstrom

Michon is a producer for Pure Politics. Michon comes to Kentucky from Springfield, Illinois where she served as the statehouse reporter for the NBC affiliate. During her time in the Land of Lincoln she covered the state’s two year budget impasse and the largest school funding overall in Illinois history. Pure Politics airs weeknights at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Michon on Twitter at @MichonLindstrom or reach her by email at michon.lindstrom@charter.com

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