Google has fully funded the classroom requests of every Los Angeles Unified School District teacher on the education crowd-funding site DonorsChoose.org. As a result of Google’s nearly $1 million donation, 769 Los Angeles teachers will receive materials for their 75,108 students — ranging from paper, pencils and books to laptops, musical instruments and microscopes.

On DonorsChoose.org, teachers post projects requesting materials they need for their classrooms, and donors support the projects that inspire them. Among the projects funded on Monday were bird guides and binoculars for Mrs. Vibbert ‘s students and a bilingual classroom library for Mrs. Perez’s students. Special guest Kevin McHale of Glee was on-hand to surprise Marina Del Rey students with supplies.

“We are so humbled and grateful to Google for their devotion to our teachers and students,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org, who also saw similar funding sprees by Google over the past few months for San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Austin, and Kansas City.

In addition to their project funding initiatives, Google has also supported several DonorsChoose.org programs over the years, including a $5 million AP STEM Access program, which launched over 500 new AP STEM courses at high poverty schools nationwide.

(WATCH the inspiring surprise in the video below)


  1. This is such a great story! I wish that more companies thought this way. I do wish however, that we would also remember our senior citizens. Many activity directors and recreational therapists in nursing homes have no budget or a very small budget, and are unable to fund their programs, which increase quality of life for our elders (not to mention, maintain cognition, physical abilities and socialization). We are so often overlooked as our society tends to put senior citizens on the back burners.

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