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Another $1,000 donation: DSW has done it again!

favicon A huge roar emerged from the offices of the Kindle Classroom Project last night when I received an email from DonorsChoose letting me know that DSW from Saratoga had made a $500 donation.

That $500 donation — the largest amount that DonorsChoose is matching this week as part of its Teacher Appreciation promotion — instantly doubled to a whopping $1,000.

This $1,000 donation marks the second major gift from DSW. Read about the first $1,000 donation last December.

Isn’t this amazing? Isn’t this slightly crazy?

I am astounded. I am intensely appreciative.

Thank you, DSW! Your contribution continues to encourage me to think bigger about what’s possible. I am no longer thinking small.

For example: Why stop at three classrooms (my current goal for next year)? Why not try to distribute Kindles to every ninth grader at a school?

Also: Why not proceed seriously to achieve classroom library mirroring, where every title on the Kindles has a physical counterpart on the shelves?

And one last thing: Why not think of making the Kindle Classroom Project into a full-fledged nonprofit organization?

All of these are reachable dreams because of this latest large donation. Thank you again, DSW! favicon

3 comments

  1. Michele

    Who IS DSW? Do you know? Have you investigated at all? Do you think it might not be a person but actually the person who owns Designer Shoe Warehouse? I like a good mystery! Do you have any mysteries in the library? Don’t you think you should get some?

    • Mark Isero

      There has been an intense investigation, Michele, and DSW remains officially anonymous. Nevertheless, I have good reason to believe that DSW has no direct ties to Designer Shoe Warehouse. Shoes, like books, are important.

      As far as mysteries: There are a few in the library (I should publish all the library titles!) but not enough. Part of the problem is that I don’t know which mysteries students would like, and students don’t usually identify mysteries they want to read. Michele, as a mystery lover yourself, do you have some you would recommend, particularly to ninth graders?

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