Starting at 7:00AM ET October 22nd, 2020, all live, approved books and classroom basics projects will receive a 2X match, while funds last. That means a $20 donation will become a $40 donation, and so on.
Here’s how teachers can qualify for the classroom basics and books match:
We know that classrooms look a little different this year, so we’ve expanded our match criteria to include some crucial basic supplies we know teachers need to continue teaching remotely.
Have a live, approved project on our site that requests one of the following:
- Projects requesting primarily Books. This includes audiobooks, e-books, e-readers, and magazine subscriptions.
- Projects requesting primarily Classroom Basics. Classroom basics projects are projects requesting paper, writing utensils, binders, dry erase boards, index cards, stickers, markers, glue, scissors, paper, or posters.
- This year, we’ve also expanded the classroom basics criteria to also include Personal Protective Equipment, such as masks, hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies. We know that this is a crucial and basic resource for classrooms right now.
What donations will receive the match?
Donations made to qualifying projects between 7AM ET October 22nd, 2020 and 3AM ET October 23rd, 2020 will be eligible for the match.
- Credit card, PayPal, account credit, and gift card donations to live projects will be eligible for this match. Check donations and donor advised funds will not receive the match.
- Donations made before a project is live (when it’s in the friends and family pre-funding stage) will be matched only if an eligible project is approved on October 22nd.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will I know if my project will qualify for the match?
On the 22nd, you'll see an indicator on your project starting at 7AM ET if it qualifies for the match.
There are a few different ways to know if your project will qualify for this match:
- Your project will qualify if it is categorized as either Books or Classroom Basics
- If your project is requesting primarily audiobooks, e-books, e-readers, or digital or online magazine subscriptions.
- If your project is categorized as Art Supplies and you’re requesting basic materials such as scissors, crayons, and colored pencils.
- If your project is requesting Personal Protective equipment such as hand sanitizer, masks, and cleaning supplies.
- If your project is requesting an air purifier or filter.
How can I add the Books or Classroom Basics tag to my project?
You won't be able to! A project is automatically categorized based on the resources that you're requesting. Your project will be categorized as soon as it is approved and posted on our site. You can check out more information on how projects are categorized here.
What exactly is a classroom basics project?
A project is automatically categorized as “classroom basics” if the project’s cost is mostly made up of basic materials such as: paper, writing utensils, binders, dry erase boards, index cards, stickers, posters.
What exactly is a book project?
A project is automatically categorized as “books” if the project’s cost is mostly made up of books. If, however, you have a project live on our site that you think is a book project, but you don’t see the Books label on the right side of your project, let us know.
Will audio books and electronic books qualify?
Audiobooks, e-books, and e-readers all qualify for this match! However, Amazon Fire tablets and other technology hardware won’t.
What about software to boost reading comprehension?
Reading comprehension software will qualify for this match.
Will magazines and newspapers qualify?
Yup! Paper and online subscriptions are categorized as book projects.
What about if the book is for me, and not my students?
Professional development book projects are eligible for this match.
I don’t have a live books or classroom basics project on the site right now. Can I submit one today and qualify for the match?
This match is only for live projects on our site. You are welcome to submit a project now, but we cannot guarantee that our volunteer teacher screeners will be able to approve it in time for the match. Most projects are reviewed and approved within five business days.
My project was fully funded! Why am I being asked to shop for replacements?
It’s likely that some of these resources may have availability issues; if this happens for your fully funded project, here are some next steps!