Ayuda a Bill Gates a Donar a la Escuelas/Help Bill Gates Donate to You School

Posted: March 26, 2011 in En Español, News, Noticias

En el condado de Hillborough como en toda la Florida  familiares y consumidores podran ayudar a decidir como gastar parte del dinero de Bill y Melinda Gates en proyectos para las escuelas y utiles escolares.

Desde enero,mas de $300,000 han sido dado a las escuelas.

Los familiares de los estudiantes han estado recibiendo las tarjetas de regalos en el correo y las tarjetas tambien estan disponibles en tiendas como Starbucks y Best Buy.Estas targetas vienen de $ 10 o $25.

Un codigo en cada tarjeta permite donar a traves de la pagina en el internet DonorsChoose.org con el dinero extraido de  la Fundacion Gates(A USTED NO LE CUESTA NI UN CENTAVO) y pueden donarlo a las aulas que usted escoja.

Esta pagina tiene un listado de aproximadamente 1300 proyectos en Hillsborough,de hecho el que mas tiene en la florida.Las tarjetas expiran el 15 de abril asi que apurece y consiga una para ayudar

a una escuela en necesidad,de todas formas no le cuesta nada,solo un viajecito a Best Buy o Starbucks,las tarjetas las estan dando gratis,una por persona.

DonorsChoose.org es una organizacion caritativa por internet fundada por los maestros de la ciudad  New York en el 2000.el año pasado tuvieron 250,000 donantes que donaron alrededor de 30 millones para ayudar a 60,000 aulas a nivel nacional.

Parents and consumers across Hillsborough County are helping decide how to spend some of Bill and Melinda Gates’ money on school projects and supplies.

Since January, more than $300,000 has been funneled into schools.

Parents of students have been getting gift cards in the mail and cards also are available from retailers including Starbucks and Best Buy. They range from $10 to $25.

A code on each card allows donations to be made through theDonorsChoose.org website, with the money drawn from the Gates Foundation.

Donors can indicate which projects they want to support, down to specific needs in individual classrooms, Hillsborough school district spokesman Steve Hegarty said.

The website lists almost 1,300 Hillsborough projects, by far the most of any Florida school district.

The Miami-Dade and Pinellas County school districts were tied for second with 66 projects.

“We told our teachers to post their projects” in January when the district began participating in the program, Hegarty said.

About 800 projects have been fully funded, with $330,000 donated to Hillsborough classrooms through DonorsChoose.org, he said.

The gift card program ends April 15.

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity founded by a New York City teacher in 2000. Last year, the website logged 250,000 donors who gave about $30 million to support 60,000 classroom projects nationwide.

Fuente/Reference: TBO,Best Buy

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