How do you earn, spend, or lose points?

You earn a point every time:

  • Your project is funded and you confirm you still want the materials within 6 days.
  • You upload your project photos and impact letter on or before their due date.
  • We receive your student thank-yous on or before their due date (if your project doesn't require student thank-yous, you'll receive this point automatically).

You spend points every time you submit a project. The “cost” of each project depends on what you’re asking for. A project requesting...

  • Materials found in our vendor directory that cost $400 or less costs 1 point.
  • Materials found in our vendor directory that cost from $401 and $2000 costs 2 points.
  • Materials found in our vendor directory that cost more than $2001 costs 4 points.
  • A class visitor costs 3 points.
  • A class trip that costs $1200 or less costs 3 points.
  • A class trip that costs $1201 or more costs 4 points.
  • A “Special Request” for materials not found in our vendor directory costs 6 points.

You lose 1 point if you:

  • Take more than 6 days to confirm you still want your materials.
  • Submit digital Thank-You package elements (project photos and impact letter) after the due date you set.
  • Submit student Thank-You notes after the due date you set.

If you have followed all of our guidelines and your account falls below 0 points, please contact our team. We'll see what we can do!