This holiday season, Yahoo! is rallying teachers, students, and its vast community to join together in support of education. From now through December 23rd, Yahoo! has partnered with DonorsChoose.org to donate up to $350,000 to bring classroom projects to life across the country.
The Homepages for Homerooms program is fun and simple. Any and all public school teachers can participate by posting a project on the DonorsChoose.org website, requesting items they need to make their classrooms flourish – books, art supplies, you name it! Teachers who already have a project on DonorsChoose.org can participate as well. After setting up a project, teachers and students can encourage their community to make Yahoo! their Homepage (called a “homepage set”) in support of a favorite project by going to www.yahoo.homepagesforhomerooms.com. Yahoo! will also encourage its expansive community to participate by promoting the program across the Yahoo! network. Each week from November 19 – December 23, Yahoo! will give up to $600 to projects with the most homepage sets, with a total donation of $25,000 each week.
As a bonus – every week that Yahoo! gets 50,000 homepage sets, Yahoo! will double their contribution and fund $50,000 worth of projects that week. And if there are 500,000 homepages set to Yahoo.com by the end of the five week campaign, then Yahoo! will kick in an extra $100,000 the last week.
The program is a no-cost, easy way to support teachers and students. You can feel good about setting your homepage to Yahoo!
How can you get involved? It’s easy!
1) Find a project you’d like to support by visiting www.yahoo.homepagesforhomerooms.com/projects. If you’re a teacher, you’ll find materials to help you quickly set up a project and spread the word.
2) Click “Support this project”, and follow the easy steps to set your homepage to Yahoo! Each person can set their homepage to Yahoo! once during this five week campaign.
3) Spread the word to teachers, colleagues and friends – and help Yahoo! fund more and more classroom projects across the country!
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