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March 28, 2018 was #BestSchoolDay

On March 28, 2018 Ripple gave teachers the gift of fully funding 35,647 projects, completely funding every classroom dream posted on the site for the first time in our 18 year history. This incredible act of generosity was a historic milestone for DonorsChoose.org!

Read even more about #BestSchoolDay on our blog!

If your project was approved and live by 1:00 PM ET on 3/26: Congratulations, all projects that were posted by this time were fully funded! We know you and your students must be so excited to get the things you need, and we’re eager to get the ball rolling on fulfilling your project. Go ahead and confirm your project funding, and check out our plan for fulfilling your project.

If you’re hoping to submit a project, or already have one live on the site: You’re a fundraising genius! Get in on the action by creating a new project for whatever your students need. We think the buzz from this historic event will bring lots of new donors to our site over the coming days and weeks, and we know they’ll love to see all the creative ideas for classrooms our teachers come up with! Our team of volunteers are screening projects as quickly as possible.

If you’re a donor that would like to keep the momentum of #BestSchoolDay going: You can search for a project and give to one that speaks to you—just know we’re working on making sure you have lots of projects to choose from! Teachers will create more than 135,000 classroom project requests between now and the start of the next school year, and you can help give them their #BestSchoolDay any day of the year.

*If you’re a donor that gave to the #BestSchoolDay Fund before projects were added to the site, we’ll use those donations to support new teachers on DonorsChoose.org. 100% of donations made through this fund will go to support classroom projects.

If you want to know more about Ripple, the funder who kicked off #BestSchoolDay: Ripple provides one frictionless experience to send money globally using the power of blockchain. By joining Ripple’s growing, global network, financial institutions can process their customers’ payments anywhere in the world instantly, reliably and cost-effectively. Ripple values the importance of quality education in developing the next generation of leaders, which is why they gave millions of students and teachers their #BestSchoolDay with a $29,000,000 gift.