Anonymous donor funds more than $600,000 in area classroom projects

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Christmas has come early for hundreds of Dallas ISD teachers.

In partnership with Best in Class, an anonymous community member has donated more than $600,000 to fund 1,041 classroom projects through DonorsChoose to support teachers in the Dallas area. The funded Dallas ISD projects range from an aquarium and bug discovery kits to books for literature circles.

Meanwhile, any teacher who starts a new DonorsChoose project as of today will see any donation to that project be tripled by the anonymous benefactor. This means a $20 donation, for example, will turn into a $60 donation. Teachers can go here to set up a new DonorsChoose account.

At a special event at Winnetka Elementary School announcing the donation, Superintendent Michael Hinojosa thanked the anonymous donor for financing the unique classroom projects.

“Our teachers are outstanding, do the extra work and are our most valuable players,” Hinojosa said. “Today we have a chance to show our appreciation for their hard work in molding our students into future leaders of Dallas.”

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