The projects that we were funding with the giving cards from DonorsChoose.org ranged from school libraries to ESL classes. With the last card redeemed earlier this month, Julie Lacouture, director of the west region DonorsChoose.org, sent us a report identifying our team’s impact on education across the nation.
The Rubicon Project Giving Cards were used to fund 74 different teacher projects on DonorsChoose.org. The majority of these projects came from High Poverty Schools (schools where 40% or more of students qualify for free or reduced school lunch).
• 80% were high poverty schools
• 9 % were high need schools
• 3% were minimal poverty
According to teacher estimates, these projects will provide over 15,000 hours of classroom instruction and impact 6,470 students from kindergarten through high school.
Breakdown of Grade Levels
28% pre kindergarten through 2nd grade
33% 3rd grade through 5th grade
12% middle school
25% high school
Many employees of the Rubicon Project donated in addition to their GivingCard. We were touched by this generosity. Thanks to Rubicon Project employees, $4,885.51 in donations were made to schools across the US.
Additionally, employee donations to projects were matched by over 400 individuals from across the country, resulting in $29,544 of materials and supplies delivered to schools across the country. Well done!
It was a pleasure working with Julie and the team here was really impressed by this organization’s simple but effective mission: to provide students in need with resources that our public schools often lack. See how you can help improve a classroom by going to DonorsChoose.org