Two weeks ago, we invited TypePad members to request gift certificates to apply to DonorsChoose.org, the non-profit organization where you choose and donate to public school classrooms projects in need of funding (like a new saxophone for the music room, or a field trip to Washington D.C. to see Congress in session).
The folks at Donors Choose report that the Blogger Challenge nationwide raised $130,000 during the first six days of the challenge. The funds raised so far will provide nearly 10,000 students from low-income families with books, art supplies, technology, and other much-needed educational resources.
We hope that you used a gift certificate to learn how the program works, and then set up a Blogger Challenge, a way for you to ask your readers to donate to the public school projects that you want to support.
The Blogger Challenge lasts through the end of the month, so there’s still time for you to set up your own challenge. Six Apart will give awards to the bloggers who reach the most students. A big thanks to those of you who are participating!