Darius Rucker Shines a Light on DonorsChoose

Darius Rucker has donated his birthday to DonorsChoose.org, an organization that helps individual teachers gain funding for school programs.

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Darius Rucker has joined in on my absolute favorite charity organization DonorsChoose by creating his very own Birthday Giving Page to help fund public education programs nationwide. For those not familiar with DonorsChoose, I URGE you to go check it out now!

From the Press Release:

Capital Records Nashville artist Darius Rucker of Hootie & The Blowfish has donated his birthday (tomorrow, May 13) to innovative education charity DonorsChoose.org as part of the The Great Give-Back Birthday. See his birthday giving page here. The new campaign invites individuals to donate their birthdays to support high-need public school classrooms nationwide.

Here’s how it works: birthday donors create custom birthday giving pages at www.DonorsChoose.org/Birthday, then select their favorite classroom projects submitted by public school teachers, and then invite friends and family to donate to those projects in honor of their birthdays.

To date, donors have funded over $30 million worth of materials for nearly 2 million students across the country at DonorsChoose.org. At DonorsChoose.org, teachers submit projects proposals for materials and experiences their students – many low-income – need to learn. These ideas become classroom reality when everyday citizens choose projects to fund.

In addition to Rucker, Stephen Colbert has also donated his birthday to DonorsChoose.org.

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