Our team is currently monitoring and gathering information about the impact of Hurricane Ida on teachers, schools, and communities. We’re committed to helping teachers and students affected by the storm get the resources they need to stay safe, healthy, and continue learning in the weeks ahead. We’ll keep this Help Center updated with relevant information in the coming days and weeks.
Updated September 21st, 2021
Match offer for projects in select Louisiana and Mississippi counties
Starting on September 3rd, all qualifying projects will receive a 2X Match. That means a $20 donation will become a $40 donation.
If your project meets the criteria below, new donations on your project will be matched as long as funding remains. You will see the match offer applied to your project as soon as it is approved and live on the site. Please note, the match offer will not appear during Friends and Family Pre-Funding.
How to qualify:
- Teach in a project in one of the Louisiana or Mississippi counties listed in this spreadsheet.
- Create a project for the materials you and your students need to stay safe, healthy, and continue to learn.
- Only projects posted on and after August 30th will be eligible for this match.
Information for teachers
Holding orders and delays
Our team is currently not ordering materials to schools in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana to ensure that supplies don’t go missing on their way to you. Our team is closely monitoring the situation and will start sending orders as soon as we have safe locations to deliver to.
If you’d like to delay ordering your materials, you can log in to your account, scroll down to your project and click “Change order date.” If you still need help with your materials, please reach out to our team.
Many USPS locations and other shipping services have temporarily suspended deliveries to impacted areas. We’re currently relying on local carriers to safely deliver packages when they can do so.
Our team is proactively extending thank-you package due dates for any teacher and project in areas impacted by Hurricane Ida. If you need an additional extension, you can always extend your thank-you package due date through our contact form.
Information for donors
We’re continuing to evaluate the best ways that DonorsChoose can help impacted teachers, students and communities. To support teachers in need right now: