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Digital Wish Makes Donations Work Harder In Tight Financial Times
Posted by Jon Ketchum at 02:59:47 PM Mon 01/05/2009
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Digitalwish.org, a public charity on a mission to modernize American schools, stretches donor dollars to make educators’ technology wishes come true. Manchester, VT, January 5, 2009 – Digital Wish, a nonprofit charity committed to modernizing classrooms, makes every donation go further. Whether it’s a five dollar or five thousand dollar donation, Digital Wish stretches each gift for teachers by automatically giving 2% - 10% back to teachers every time they place an order. In addition, Digital Wish demands no fee, ensuring that 100% of every donation will benefit classroom teachers and their students. How it works: Donors and teachers can register for free on digitalwish.org. Teachers set up “wish lists,” explaining their classroom’s technology needs, and donors can give cash donations or purchase items directly from a teacher’s wish list. Using Digital Wish’s Class Locator, donors can find teachers or schools anywhere in the United States. After receiving a cash donation, teachers “go shopping” for the technology they need, and Digital Wish donates 2% - 10% of every teacher order back into their shopping cart. “It’s increasingly difficult for schools to acquire the technology they need to prepare students for tomorrow’s jobs in this economy,” said Heather Chirtea, Digital Wish’s Founder. “Every day we hear about funding cuts, so Digital Wish provides a connection between donors and teachers, and every donor counts. Even a $5 donation can make a difference because the individual contributions add up. Together, we can make a difference in education and secure a place for our children in an increasingly competitive job market.” In these tight financial times, Digital Wish provides donors with the opportunity to make their dollars work harder for a good cause: the future of America’s classrooms and students. About Digital Wish As a public charity, Digital Wish is on a mission to modernize American classrooms and prepare students for tomorrow’s workforce. Educators build technology wish lists and describe how each resource will be utilized. Teachers write project plans or browse a free lesson plan library to find project ideas written by educators, outlining best practices in technology. Their classroom’s story is then posted online, for review by any donor. Digital Wish works with many institutions to set up cost-free grant programs for schools, then matches every donation with an additional 2%-10% in funding. Visit http://www.digitalwish.org.
Digital Wish Media Contact:
Jon Gallup, jon.gallup@digitalwish.org
Digital Wish
PO Box 1072
Manchester Center, Vermont 05255-1072
(802) 375-6721 X-222


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