Google surprises KC teachers, funds all DonorsChoose.org projects

It was a day of surprises for a lot of Kansas City teachers and their students—good surprises. Google announced it would “flash fund” all the DonorsChoose.org projects in the greater metro.

DonorsChoose.org logo

DonorsChoose.org logo

KANSAS CITY—It was a day of surprises for a lot of Kansas City teachers and their students—good surprises. Google announced it would “flash fund” all the DonorsChoose.org projects in the greater metro.

That’s a $194,370.90 donation, to be exact, going toward projects set up by 152 teachers, and helping their 13,842 students. It’ll bring in needed materials across the spectrum—from pencils and books to musical instruments and microscopes.

“We are so humbled and grateful to Google for their devotion to our teachers and students,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. “This is a great day for Kansas City classrooms.”

On Wednesday morning, 175 projects were funded in Cass, Clay, Franklin, Jackson, Lafayette, Linn and Platte Counties in Missouri and Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas. Google posted a message on every funded project to let teachers know they were a part of the surprise.

Google has announced similar campaigns in San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Austin.


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