NEW YORK, N.Y. – Public school teachers and students in Middlesex County had a happy start to the school year.
The Provident Bank Foundation recently donated $13,000 to DonorsChoose.org, a national online charity that connects donors with classrooms in need. The grant covered the entire wish list of classroom projects in Middlesex County listed on the website.
DonorsChoose.org allows public school teachers from across the nation to post classroom project requests ranging from microscopes for biology labs to field trips and art supplies. A donor can browse project requests online and give any amount. Once a project reaches the funding goal, DonorsChoose.org delivers the materials to the requesting school.
“We are grateful for this relationship with The Provident Bank Foundation, especially since the inspiration for the grant came from a donation made in another state. Our hope is that The Provident Bank Foundation’s act of philanthropy will inspire others to take part in funding classroom projects, too,” said Alisa Catellier, partnership director for DonorsChoose.org.
The grant from The Provident Bank Foundation comes on the heels of $5,000 donation made earlier this year, which funded 12 projects throughout New Jersey and impacted more than 1,000 students. The latest donation funded 29 projects and impacted 1,451 students.
“The Provident Bank Foundation wanted to make a significant impact locally. With budget cuts hitting schools hard, we decided to cover the costs of all the Middlesex County projects and help enhance classroom and learning experiences for public school students in need,” said Kendall Warsaw, executive director of The Provident Bank Foundation.
For more information or to make a donation, visit www.DonorsChoose.org.
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