GetEducated.com Online School Reviews to Support Project Linus Charity for Children

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Online university ranking group to give donations to Project Linus for online degree reviews it receives in June. Project Linus provides blankets to needy, ill and traumatized babies and toddlers. The charity was chosen by a GetEducated employee whose child was hospitalized earlier this year. GetEducated.com is supporting charities as part of its online university reviews project, which gathers public opinion about distance learning degrees and colleges.

GetEducated.com, a consumer group that publishes online degree rankings, supports a different charity each month as part of its online university review incentive program.

GetEducated.com’s employees have chosen Project Linus, a nonprofit charity for sick children, to receive donations from its national online school reviews project for the month of June.

GetEducated.com will donate $1 for every valid online degree review posted to its website by online college students and the general public in June.

Project Linus donates handmade blankets and quilts to hospitalized, ill and needy children.

GetEducated.com, a consumer group that publishes online degree rankings, supports a different charity each month as part of its online university review incentive program. The charities are chosen by the employees of GetEducated.

Melissa Eubank, GetEducated's Director of Information Services, chose Project Linus as the June beneficiary. Eubank learned about Project Linus firsthand when her 18-month-old son, Xavier, became ill and was admitted to the hospital.

"A nurse came in with a blanket that had race cars on it," recalls Eubank. The blanket took the place of the typical institutional, white hospital blanket.

"For the two days we were in the hospital, if I took the blanket away from Xavier, he'd pull it back," says Eubank. "He wanted to be touching it. It made him feel comfortable and safe, and that made me feel better, too."

Since its founding in 1995, Project Linus has given away more than 3 million homemade blankets and quilts.

GetEducated is collecting online university reviews from the public and verified online students in an effort to help consumers make more informed choices about the best online schools.

Other charities that GetEducated.com has supported in 2010 as part of its efforts to build a national system of online degree reviews include Doctors Without Borders and the Arbor Foundation.

About: Founded in 1989, GetEducated.com is a consumer group that reviews and ranks online university degree programs along the dimensions of cost, quality and credibility. The group issues report cards on accredited online degree programs in an effort to bring transparency to the online education selection process in terms of cost, public perception and student satisfaction.

CONTACT: Vicky Phillips, GetEducated.com, LLC, Essex Junction, VT. 05452. 802-899-4866. Website: http://www.geteducated.com

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