WEST PALM BEACH — A matching grant partnership between the Palm Beach County School District, the Adopt-A-Classroom organization and Wells Fargo has helped raise more than $125,000 for county schools, providing for much needed materials and supplies in the classroom.
Adopt-A-Classroom is the nation’s only nonprofit organization that enables donors to identify and make a donation to a specific classroom. Donations are tax deductible and teachers receive 100 percent of funds donated. Teachers have full discretion to budget the expenditure and purchase classroom materials that meet their students’ specific needs. Donors get to see exactly what the teacher purchased.
Grassy Waters Elementary School in West Palm Beach was recently awarded one of the Wells Fargo $5,000 Challenge grants. “Adopt-A-Classroom and Wells Fargo have been extremely beneficial to all our teachers and students,” said Grassy Waters Principal Amy Wilkinson. “It’s enabled the teachers to get many of the materials and supplies that they need to become better teachers and our students love the new supplies.”
Lisa Park, Wells Fargo At Work senior relationship manager, said “The Adopt-A-Classroom program has been tremendous. What a gift to see how we have been able to help the classrooms, and most importantly get the extra school supplies and all the things students need to be more successful in their day-to-day endeavors in school.”
Adopt-A-Classroom has raised more than $16 million on behalf of classroom since 1998, impacting more than one million students in the United States. “There is no easier way to donate to a classroom in such a transparent and accountable way,” said James Rosenberg, Founder and Executive Director of Adopt-A-Classroom.
Donations can be made by credit card or check. To support a classroom, visit adoptaclassroom.org and click on the Classroom Locator.