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Posted August 15, 2012

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Hundreds of Teachers Already Signed Up for www.SupportAPS.org

Online tool helps teachers and schools seek donations for the classroom.

More than 700 APS teachers and schools have signed up for www.SupportAPS.org, a secure online giving tool that helps teachers and school administrators seek donations for specific educational needs. The site, sponsored by the APS Education Foundation, provides friends, parents and the community an opportunity to donate directly to the classroom or school of their choice in an easy, accountable and secure manner.

Teachers are asking for help to pay for classroom supplies, reading materials and math and technology tools. They're seeking support for special education, literacy, health and nutrition, and to bridge the achievement gap. They have asked friends, families and members of the community for support in all grades, and they represent schools from across the district.

All of the teachers at Zuni Elementary School have signed up for a www.SupportAPS.org, the first school in the district to do so, which earned them an extra $1,000 donated by Kleo, the online tool that makes this type of school donation possible.

Kleo also is matching the first 100 donations made through www.SupportAPS.org that are equal to or greater than $25 with an additional $25 donation. So if a donor gives $25, Kleo will chip in another $25, making the donation $50. If a donor gives $100, Kleo will give another $25, making the donation $125.

Just a few easy steps can help students, classrooms and schools in need:

  1. Teachers or school administrators go to the website www.SupportAPS.org and set up an account that outlines in as few as 50 words why they need financial support and how the money will be used.
  2. The teacher/administrator then seeks donor support using social media, email and other resources outlined by the website.
  3. Donors give as little as $5. Everyone who donates gets a thank-you in return as well as updates showing just how the money was spent.
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