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DonorsChoose.org Teams With Amazon.com To Bring The Largest Selection Of Supplies And Resources To America's Teachers

DonorsChoose.org Teams With Amazon.com To Bring The Largest Selection Of Supplies And Resources To America's Teachers

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DonorsChoose.org Teams With Amazon.comTo Bring The Largest Selection Of SuppliesAnd Resources To America's Teachers
Teachers requesting supplies on DonorsChoose.org can now shophundreds of millions of items from Amazon.com including millions from Amazon's Education and Teacher Supplies Store
  NEW YORK, Aug. 21 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --DonorsChoose.org announced today a collaboration with Amazon.comto help America's teachers access the supplies and resources they needmost for their classrooms.U.S. public school teachers use the DonorsChoose.org crowdfunding platform to request resources for a classroom project, and donors cangive as little as $1 to the project of their choice. Projects range from basic supplies like pencils, markers, and paper, to more substantialrequests like lab equipment, books, musical instruments and technology.When creating their projects, teachers will now have easy access to thehundreds of millions of items available on Amazon.com and can searchand discover millions of teaching supplies
from electronic white boards and classroom decor to curriculum supplies and teaching aides
 available from Amazon's Education and Teacher Supplies Store.  "Since 2000, we've been fortunate to work with a range of educationalsupply companies to fulfill more than 366,000 classroom projectrequests," said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org."Teachers are excited to have Amazon.com as a new source for thesupplies and resources they need. Now, there are virtually no limits to
the creativity, ingenuity and inspiration that teachers can bring to their students.""We applaud the resourceful teachers who are using DonorsChoose.orgto bring learning to life in their classrooms," said Prentis Wilson, VicePresident, Amazon Supply. "We look forward to making our broadselection of education supplies available to students, whether they need pencils, tablets, microscopes or tubas."Since 2000, DonorsChoose.org has channeled more than $184 millionfrom 1.1 million supporters into classrooms across the country, reaching9 million students. Half of the public schools in America have at leastone teacher who has posted a project on DonorsChoose.org, and 81 percent of funded projects are from high poverty schools.Emily Chandler, a Brooklyn, NY, special needs teacher, has had 52 projects funded with DonorsChoose.org. "I'm thrilled to have even morechoices to help inspire my students, thanks to this new collaborationwith DonorsChoose.org and Amazon.com," said Chandler.To ensure the integrity of every project, DonorsChoose.org staff andvolunteers review every classroom project request, purchase thematerials and ship them directly to the school, provide photos of the project taking place, and supply a cost report showing how every dollar was spent.To learn more, visit www.donorschoose.org.Teachers can register with the site and create a project request by visitingwww.donorschoose.org/teachers or view Amazon's selection of teachingsupplies at www.amazon.com/teacher . 
 About Amazon.com
Amazon.com,Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offersEarth's Biggest Selection.Amazon.com,Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer itscustomers the lowest possible prices.Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categoriessuch as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads;Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby;Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports &Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services providesAmazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructureservices based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, whichdevelopers can use to enable virtually any type of business. KindlePaperwhite is the most advanced e-reader ever constructed with 62%more pixels and 25% increased contrast, a patented built-in front lightfor reading in all lighting conditions, extra-long battery life, and a thinand light design. The new latest generation Kindle, the lightest andsmallest Kindle, now features new, improved fonts and faster page turns.Kindle Fire HD features a stunning custom high-definition display,exclusive Dolby audio with dual stereo speakers, high-end, laptop-gradeWi-Fi with dual-band support, dual-antennas and MIMO for faster streaming and downloads, enough storage for HD content, and the latestgeneration processor and graphics engine -- and it is available in twodisplay sizes -- 7" and 8.9". The large-screen Kindle Fire HD is alsoavailable with 4G wireless.

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