PZ posted this morning about an organization that sounds great, DonorsChoose.org. From the home page:
DonorsChoose is a simple way to provide students in need with resources that our public schools often lack.
Here, teachers submit ideas for materials or experiences that their students need to learn. Individuals like you can choose a project and make it a classroom reality.
Dr. Free-Ride (Janet D. Stemwedel) has a blog post, Finding cash to make learning happen, that gives a more detailed summary and some good pointers for teachers.
If you live near a needy school, volunteering your time to the school is great way to help out but, if like me you don’t live near enough or have the free time to volunteer then DonorsChoose.org lets us help out via the internet.