#GivingTuesday GIVEaway 2017

On November 28, 2017 DonorsChoose.org is putting some extra “giving” in #GivingTuesday for some lucky DonorsChoose.org users. When donors give to a classroom on #GivingTuesday, the donor and the teacher they supported will each be entered into our #GivingTuesday GIVEaway to win a $5,000 DonorsChoose.org gift card.

Here’s how it works:

  • Every donation made on November 28, 2017 will give the donor and the teacher they supported one entry into the GIVEaway.
  • Donations may be of any size, and from any source (gift cards, credit cards, Amazon Payments, PayPal, and account credits). Each donor and teacher can be entered up to 20 times.
  • Donations must be made between 12:00 AM EST November 28 and 2:59 AM EST November 29 in order to be eligible.
  • Winners will be drawn on/about December 6 and notified via email in the following weeks.


Will matched donations count twice?
Only donations from citizen donors count toward your 20 entries. Matching funds from our partners or promo code-matched donations will not be counted.

I'm a teacher, but I don't have a live project on the site right now. How can I participate?
Even if you don't have a live classroom project, your friends and family can still head over to your teacher page to purchase a gift card for you to use on a future project, and those donations will count as entries, too!

Will check donations be considered?
Check donations will be counted for this opportunity, as long as they are postmarked November 28, 2017 and arrive at our office before December 5th. Read our general instructions for donating by check.

Do I have to make a donation to be entered into the Giveaway?
No donation/purchase is necessary to win. Entrants will need to send a letter with their name, email address, and phone number to DonorsChoose.org at 134 W 37th St. Floor 11 New York, NY 10018 to be entered. They may also include the name, email address, phone number, and school name of one teacher currently employed at a U.S. public or charter school to be entered into the teacher drawing. Letters must be postmarked November 28, 2017, and must be received by DonorsChoose.org by December 5, 2017 to be eligible.

I love fine print--do you have any of that for me?
We will soon! Stay tuned for the official rules.