A New Crowdfunding Charity for Canadian Classrooms

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TORONTO, Nov 26, 2012 - My Class Needs Foundation (MCN) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Canadian crowdfunding website. Created to improve the educational experience of JK-12 students in Canadian classrooms, MyClassNeeds.ca will connect classrooms in need with donors who want to support them.
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The crowdfunding platform, which launched earlier this week, already features classroom projects from coast to coast. Projects range from Junior Kindergarten to grade 12 and cover a wide array of subjects and needs: from electronic scales for a science class in Neilburg, Saskatchewan to screen printing equipment for an alternative high school program in Toronto, ON.

”We’ve largely used word of mouth to engage educators, so the number of requests we’ve had from teachers has been overwhelming” said Program Director, Danijel Margetic. “Even prior to launch we were receiving new proposals every day”

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“The volume of requests is not surprising’, added Interim Executive Director Dr. Michael Simmonds, “considering the high level of need”.

The MyClassNeeds website provides each classroom project their own webpage that features a detailed description of its need as well as a complete cost breakdown of the project. Individuals from across Canada and beyond are able to donate to the project(s) of their choosing. “It’s important for us to make sure donors know exactly where their donations are going.” said Dr. Simmonds.

“The real power of MyClassNeeds lies in leveraging the power of networks“said Mr. Margetic. “Every project page features a set of simple tools that enables visitors to the website including teachers, parents or donors to spread the word about the projects they like. We know generosity and support extends beyond dollars and cents. Spreading the word can be extremely important for classrooms that have limited community resources.”

MyClassNeeds hopes that Canadians will be generous this giving season in both their donations and support.

You can find more information including images, videos, FAQs, and examples of projects here in our press-kit blog.

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