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Donors Choose Detroit

Deploy Donors Choose Detroit to achieve effective interventions in the lives of schoolchildren living in Detroit

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DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.

Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class. Then, you can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires you. Once a project reaches its funding goal, DonorsChoose.org delivers the materials to the school.

You'll get photos of your project taking place, a thank-you letter from the teacher, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. If you give over $50, you'll also receive hand-written thank-you letters from the students.

Lets deploy Donors Choose Detroit to achieve effective interventions in the lives of schoolchildren living in Detroit.

What resources (money, time, people, technology, etc) will your concept need to be successful?

Piggyback on existing Donors Choose database.

What steps could you take to implement this idea today?

Fund a Donors Choose school project in Detroit.

How can your idea be scaled so that it's implemented in cities around the world?

Make http://DonorsChoose.org into a global database.

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Photo of faheem

donorshoose sounds like a cool idea