Partnering to bring literacy resources to teachers in low-income communities
Orange, CA— February 14, 2020— Rise Up Foundation is thrilled to announce a $25,000 donation to DonorsChoose.org in support of literacy projects for teachers in grades 4-8 that provide new books for classrooms. The Rise Up Foundation is committed to helping teachers and classrooms obtain the materials they need to serve their students. Teachers raising funds for eligible classroom projects on Donors Choose will be matched with funds from the donation, helping them achieve their funding goals.
“I’m so excited to finally announce this new opportunity to provide teachers with the books they need in their classrooms,” says Rise Up Foundation founder and children’s book author Alane Adams. “DonorsChoose.org is a phenomenal organization dedicated to helping teachers obtain what they need, and I couldn’t be more excited to provide this match opportunity.” Adams founded Rise Up Foundation to support literacy projects as a path toward improving the future prospects of children in underserved communities by making book donations, providing classroom support, and grant-making.
DonorsChoose is the leading way to give to public schools. Since 2000, 4,205,058 people and partners have contributed $939,900,493 to support 1,632,302 teacher requests for classroom resources and experiences. As the most trusted crowdfunding platform for teachers, donors, and district administrators alike, DonorsChoose vets each request, ships the funded resources directly to the classroom, and provides thank yous and reporting to donors and school leaders. Charity Navigator and GuideStar have awarded DonorsChoose, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, their highest ratings for transparency and accountability.
About The Rise Up Foundation:
The Rise Up Foundation strives to improve the lives of children and families living in poverty and difficult circumstances. Rise Up supports literacy projects as a path toward improving the future prospects of children in underserved communities by making book donations, providing classroom support, and grant-making. In addition to literacy efforts, Rise Up works with organizations committed to defining and solving the problems that chronic poverty brings to children and their communities.
About Alane Adams
Alane Adams is an award-winning transmedia author, former professor, and literacy advocate. She is the author of the Legends of Orkney, Witches of Orkney, and her newest Legends of Olympus fantasy mythology series for tweens, as well as The Coal Thief, The Egg Thief, The Santa Thief, and The Circus Thief historical picture books for early-grade readers. She is also the founder of the Rise Up Foundation. She lives in Southern California.