It's summer in Chicago, but "back to school" is closer than it seems.
All too often, kids don’t have the school supplies — pens, paper, notebooks, and even tables and chairs — they need to succeed, and teachers struggle to fill the gap.
The good news: It's easier than ever to help.
From now through Aug. 2, join NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago’s "Supporting our Schools" giving campaign to help local teachers and students in need. This year, you pick the classrooms you want to directly impact across the city and suburbs.
Through the NBC 5-Telemundo Chicago DonorsChoose.org section, you will see various requests from teachers across the Chicago area.
From technology to books to furniture, these projects help enrich the learning opportunities in thousands of classrooms. Find a project that inspires you or impacts a school in your neighborhood.
To get started you can head directly to donate at donorschoose.org/nbc5.
Making a Difference is as easy as A-B-C!
How to Donate
There are two ways to give.
The first way is to hand-pick a project on the giving page to support. To do this:
1. Go to DonorsChoose.org\nbc5 and click the "Project requests" tab
2. Scroll through our list of classroom projects across the city and suburbs, and select a project that interests you. Read the project page to learn more about the teacher, students and a full breakdown of where your money is going.
3. If you would like to donate, go to the “Give” box in the upper right-hand corner.
4. Enter the dollar amount of your choice and click "Give." Follow the "Proceed to checkout" prompts. Choose your payment method and enter your information. Confirm your payment by clicking "Place this donation."
Once a project is fully funded, DonorsChoose.org will facilitate the purchasing and delivery of the project materials
The second way to give is through the giving page, and DonorsChoose will automatically choose a project for you. To do this:
1. Go to DonorsChoose.org\nbc5
2. Enter the $ amount of your choice in the green "Give" box in the upper left corner.
3. Click "Give"
4. Click "Proceed to checkout." Choose your payment method and enter your information. Confirm your payment by clicking “Place this donation.”