Update 2/22/18: All available funding for this opportunity has been applied to eligible projects, and no new donations will be matched. We are thrilled to see all of the amazing projects created to support new students! We will update this page if additional funding becomes available.
This September, Hurricane Maria changed the lives of millions of Americans, many of whom are students. As thousands of families make their way to Florida to begin anew, we’re proud to support the teachers opening their classroom doors to new students. Projects from Florida classrooms supporting evacuees from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands can receive a 3X Match, tripling the impact of each donation.
Here’s how to qualify:
- You’re a Florida teacher at a school that has received students displaced by Hurricane Maria.
- Create a project for anything your new students need to feel ready to learn in their new classroom or community.
- Keep your total project goal under $2,000.
- In your essay, talk about the effect Hurricane Maria has had on your classroom, and how you’re looking forward to supporting your newest students.
If your project meets the criteria above, you should see the match offer applied to your project as soon as it’s approved and live on the site (however, it won’t appear during Friends and Family Pre-funding). New donations will be matched as long as funding remains.
While we’re focusing this funding on Florida right now because we know that many displaced students are starting school in Florida, please let us know if you’re a teacher of evacuee students from PR or USVI in another state.