U.S. Cellular to Give $1 Million to Help Thousands of Teachers Erase Classroom Needs
About Calling All Communities
U.S. Cellular's Calling All Communities is a grassroots campaign that awards $1 million to 10 schools across the country based solely on their ability to rally community votes. The schools that receive the most votes receive $100,000 each from U.S. Cellular. In 2009, more than 120,000 votes were cast for 6,500 schools across the country. Winners included public and private schools in Wisconsin, Illinois, Oklahoma, North Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee, Nebraska and Iowa. Calling All Communities will launch again the Friday after Thanksgiving, giving 10 new schools a chance to mobilize their communities to become 2010 Calling All Communities champions. Visit www.uscellular.com/callingallcommunities for pictures and videos from the 2009 campaign.
Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org is a nonprofit Web site where public school teachers describe specific educational projects for their students, and donors can choose the projects they want to support. After completing a project, the donor hears back from the classroom they supported in the form of photographs and teacher thank-you letters. To date, 88,000 public and charter school teachers have used the site to secure funding for $30.3 million in books, art supplies, technology, and other resources that their students need to learn. Through DonorsChoose.org, individuals from all walks of life have helped 1.8 million students.
SOURCE U.S. Cellular