Important in today's New York Times:
"Americans are a generous people, but the sad truth is that charitable giving is just not keeping pace with income... Why? For many potential donors, the biggest obstacle is lack of faith... They just aren't confident that the money they give will actually end up helping people... DonorsChoose.org, is not just helping — directly helping — New York City kids, it may eventually change the face of philanthropy."—Newsweek
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Examples of how you can help schools in your area (not just New York)
with small donations:
A Brooklyn school that wants to start a
Digital Photography Program
A Brooklyn art classroom looking to buy