Dr. Hatch sent a message to all students, faculty and staff yesterday about an upcoming speaker in The Leadership Series, Charles Best, CEO of DonorsChoose.org. There is a corresponding event today, and I received this email from a colleague with more details:
On March 29 faculty, staff and students can support a K-12 classroom by picking up a free $25 DonorsChoose.org gift card in one of several locations around campus and redeeming it toward a project of their choice. DonorsChoose.org provides a simple way to address educational inequity. At DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers create classroom project requests and donors can choose the projects they want to support.
#BestSchoolDay at Wake Forest is being held in conjunction with the University’s Leadership Project, which is hosting Charles Best, CEO of DonorsChoose.org onTuesday, April 5, at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Auditorium in Farrell Hall.
The university goal is to have all 1,000 gift cards picked up on March 29 and redeemed on the same day, totaling $25,000 of support for K-12 classrooms in our community and across the country. Participants are only able to redeem one gift card, and they are available for pick up at most locations from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the following areas:
Outside the main entrance of the Fresh Food Company (The Pit),
At the Spirit Walk in between Tribble Hall and Benson Center,
At Wake Forest University Law Commons,
In the faculty lounge in the Wake Forest Divinity School (11:30 am – 2:00 pm only),
In the Founders Day Living Room at the School of Business,
In front of the doors in Eden Terrace at the Wake Forest School of Medicine
At the Luter Hall Block Party for First-year Students (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm only)
You can choose from among hundreds of projects nationwide, although you are encouraged to support a local teacher in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. Donate to one project or split your $25 among several projects.
If this is something your Deac would like to do in the spirit of Pro Humanitate, encourage him/her to be part of this!