San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2009
Just as children head back to school, iLoveSchools.com, a national nonprofit corporation linking teachers and schools with donors of new, used and in-kind resources, today announced the launch of its new website--http://www.iLoveSchools.com.
During back-to-school season all eyes are on education, mounting budget cuts and the disparity between classroom resources. iLoveSchools.com, with its new website, wants to spotlight and garner support from donors for classroom needs year-round.
Now in its seventh year, iLoveSchools.com in response to user feedback and the struggling economy, has expanded its business model by launching a brand new website. The new iLoveSchools.com has gone from serving only teachers to now serving all teachers, schools and districts, both public and private, in the U.S. and its territories; regardless of geographic location and cultural or socioeconomic background.
Hall states, "While our objective is to help classrooms in need, our long-term goal is to improve student retention and critical thinking skills by making a quality education available to all children through donated supplies and services. We are creating a community-based support system that channels materials to the classrooms year-round, as well as matching schools with local volunteers."
Teachers, schools and districts can visit http://www.iLoveSchools.com and create WishLists by shopping in the website's featured online store and choosing from over one hundred thousand products, or simply describing the items and services they need in a special request. Donors either fund all or some of the WishList or post a DonorOffer for the resources and services they want to donate. The donor ultimately decides who receives their donation based on their selected criteria and how much of their dollar--if any--goes to iLoveSchools.com's administrative costs.
Additionally, individuals, businesses, and parent organizations such as a PTA or PTO can support educators and students by creating a ClassroomFriend Group, a unique web page that highlights particular teachers, schools or districts on iLoveSchools.com. ClassroomFriend Group pages, which are personalized with a unique story and photo, connect friends and customers with a social cause and encourage the community to financially invest in America's classrooms.
Established in 2003, iLoveSchools.com is the first national, web-based nonprofit organization matching schools and teachers with donors of new and used classroom equipment, materials, supplies and in-kind contributions. This free Internet-based solution is unique in that 97 cents of every dollar reaches the classroom, donors control who receives the donation and they decided how much, if any, of the contribution will be applied toward iLoveSchools.com's operational costs. With the help of the community, iLoveSchools.com is committed to creating a constructive learning environment for America's preK-12th grade schoolchildren regardless of cultural or economic circumstances. For more information, please visit: http://www.iLoveSchools.com.