After I was told that I would only be provided $100 for my hopeful trip to ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education) which is in Philadelphia this summer, I decided my desire to go deserved a try at DonorsChoose.org.
It took me just a few short minutes to set up, gathered up the needed info and I was on my way. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation took half of it away right off the bat. I couldn’t believe that I only needed to come up with half of it, about $568. Not only did half get taken off the top, each donation up to $100 in the first seven days was matched due to an anonymous donor. I was thrilled that after seven days, it was funded completely.
Next on the to-do list was book the hotel, book the amtrak and pay for the registration. I did this all and now I’m just waiting for the reimbursement checks.
I want to say thank you to a few anonymous donors, my husband, my sister and Sue Granland for making this trip possible. If you’d like to learn more about DonorsChoose.org, please let me know.