The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has done so many things for education, so we were glad to pitch in.
Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) September 04, 2014
Exults, a Fort Lauderdale-based internet marketing company, participated in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s support of DonorsChoose.org, an online charity whose aim is to raise funds for classrooms in need.
The Gates Foundation partnered with DonorsChoose.org for the back-to-school season. From August 22 through August 24, the foundation met donors halfway, by essentially making all projects 50 percent off to fund. Contributors only donated half the funds needed, and the Gates Foundation donated the rest, up to $1 million. People, businesses and organizations throughout the country opened their hearts and wallets to the teachers of their community.
Exults donated to several causes and helped local teachers buy things such as sets of books, art supplies like paint and brushes, and other general classroom materials like dry erase boards, post-its, glue sticks and scissors. Exults also funded projects that bought teachers learning equipment like a document camera and tablet, a furnished reading center with equipment, and a science classroom’s aquarium.
“We were really excited about supporting local schools through this unique opportunity,” said Zach Hoffman, CEO of Exults. “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has done so many things for education, so we were glad to pitch in.”
The Gates Foundation’s back to school event was a success. 26,000 donors banded together and supported over 900,000 students in 22 percent of the country’s high- poverty schools during the three day event. This was a back to school record for DonorsChoose.org.
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