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It’s Not Right!

Sadly, most schools don’t have the supplies and equipment kids need to succeed. Click "Find Your School" on the main menu to see how our social media campaign can help the kids you care about.

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Our Vision

Devastating budget cuts leave schools without the resources students need to succeed. ClassWish is the only nonprofit that lets people contribute to fund any K-12 school or teacher in the country. We help educators and schools get the supplies they need for their students to excel.

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See a sample school page and some of our sample teacher wish lists.

HOW IT WORKS

Provide Any Type of Resources
ClassWish lets anybody help students get any type of resources: art supplies, books, musical instruments, science equipment, sports equipment, computers, special-ed resources, etc. >
Better Fundraising Sales
Fundraising merchandise sales generate funds for schools, but they have traditionally been too much work and too inefficient. ClassWish offers a much easier, more generous, and more flexible version. >
Support Any School
Only ClassWish lets visitors help provide resources for any public, private, or parochial K-12 school in the country, day care center, after-school program, community college, or youth nonprofit. >
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Gift Cards Generate Donations
You can help kids whenever you shop at hundreds of stores. No other scrip gift card program makes it so easy and lets you support any school, classroom, team, band, or student activity. >
Support Any Educator
Only ClassWish provides infinite choice. Help any teacher, student teacher, coach, administrator, librarian, band leader, PTA/PTO leader, school nurse, or guidance counselor at any school get needed resources. >
Help Kids When You Shop Online
Earn donations to help kids whenever you shop online at thousands of stores. No other online shopping program is nearly as generous, funds so frequently, and lets you support any school or even any teacher. >
The Most Efficient Solution
ClassWish is the most efficient way to support schools, teachers, and students. We charge no fees; contributions are tax-deductible; and more than 16,000 companies match employees’ donations to double—or even triple—their funding. >
Stores Donate When You Shop
Our new loyalty program will let you earn donations to help the schools you care about when you shop at local stores. Please share this with store owners in your community. >

EXPERTS ENDORSE CLASSWISH

And teachers are getting the support they need
"This nonprofit is a swift and inventive way for communities to unit in support of the tools that make learning more accessible for all students."
Nancy Pelz-Paget
- Director, Aspen Institute
"Classwish helps teachers get the supplies that are essential for children to get a great education."
Sarah Brown Wessling
- 2010 National Teacher of the Year
Many teachers are already receiving donations through ClassWish.org. So can the teachers at your school.

SPREADING THE WORD HELPS KIDS

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How It Works

Teachers »

Administrators »

PTA / PTO Leaders »

Parents & Other Supporters »

FIRST Robotics »

Workplace Giving »

Matching Gifts »

Greeting Card Gift Certificates »

Win Prizes »

Intern or Volunteer to Help Kids »

Work in NYC or remotely to help kids.

WebThriftStore »

People donate unwanted items.
Buyers find great deals.
Children get classroom supplies.

See our Videos »

See our videos here.

Groups

Companies »

ClassWish makes it easy for companies to help improve education and build goodwill:

Schools of Education »

Graduates: connect with your classmates.

Groups

Religious Congregations »

Does your congregation support schools?

Civic Organizations »

Create a profile and group to show your support of schools.

Nonprofits »

Show your support of education.

ClassWish Eligibility Requirements

ClassWish invites leaders of FIRST Robotics teams and also invites teachers, student teachers, substitute teachers, part-time after school teachers, staff developers, librarians, guidance counselors, school nurses, coaches, principals, administrators, other school employees directly serving students in an educational capacity, and officers acting on behalf of school Parent Teacher Association units recognized by the National Parent Teacher Association and on behalf of other parent teacher organizations (collectively, “Educators”) in K-12, public, magnet and charter schools, and private and parochial that are exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and that are in the 50 states or the District of Columbia (collectively, “Allowed Schools”) to create wish lists (“Wish Lists”) indicating the supplies and equipment they need for their students to excel and to submit requests (“Requests”) for ClassWish to provide particular items funded by contributions to such Wish Lists.

Funded Requests cannot be transferred to another Educator.

In order to register on ClassWish.org and create Wish Lists and Requests, you must attest to the following:

  • I confirm that I am a leader of a FIRST Robotics team or am an Educator in an Allowed School, as those terms are defined above;
  • The activities for which I intend to use any items received through ClassWish are legal and fall within the standards of my state and/or local board or department of education, and the policies of my school or, in the case of FIRST Robotics team leaders, fall within the standards of FIRST Robotics;
  • All information I provide to ClassWish is accurate, and I will promptly update the information to keep it accurate;
  • Any Requests I submit and any funding or items I receive are solely for use in my classroom and/or school, or in the case of FIRST Robotics team leaders are solely for use by my FIRST team, and any items I request through ClassWish will not be for my or anyone else’s personal use;
  • I agree that any items provided to me by ClassWish shall become and remain the property of (i) the school to which ClassWish has them delivered, and I will not take such items to another school, or (ii) in the case of a FIRST Robotics team such items provided to me by ClassWish or purchased with funds provided to me by ClassWish shall become and remain the property of the FIRST Robotics team or, if such is dissolved, shall become the property of FIRST Robotics.
  • I commit to including in my Wish Lists and Requests only items that will benefit my students’ education, including extracurricular activities, and to use any items that I receive from ClassWish only for such purposes.
  • I agree that in the event that ClassWish determines that any items I received through ClassWish are not being used in accordance with these Eligibility Requirements, I will return such items to ClassWish at my expense. In the case of FIRST teams, ClassWish may rely on the determination of FIRST Robotics in this regard.

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