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GIV Mobile Joins Oprah Winfrey and Stephen Colbert in Providing Tools and Supplies to Public School Classrooms in Need
CHICAGO, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GIV Mobile joins supporters such as Oprah Winfrey and Stephen Colbert by announcing their partnership with DonorsChoose.org, a unique online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help teachers and students receive specific tools and supplies they need in the classroom.
Public school teachers can post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org's website where individuals can donate money to the project that inspires them the most. Once the project receives its funding goals, the materials are shipped to the classroom and those who donated will receive photos of the project and thank you notes from students.
GIV Mobile is the first consumer-conscious wireless service that is dedicated to donating 8% of a customer's monthly bill to up to three charities of his or her choice. Now, when GIV Mobile subscribers select DonorsChoose.org, 8% of their bill will help teachers and students receive the materials they need. To date, 171,000 public and charter school teachers have used DonorsChoose.org to secure $217 million in books, art supplies, technology, and other resources that their students need to learn.
"We are excited about this new partnership with GIV Mobile," says Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. "Without individuals and companies like GIV Mobile, these teachers would not receive all the materials they need for their students to imaginatively learn in the classroom."
"GIV Mobile is proud to partner with a charitable organization like DonorsChoose.org that allows children to creatively express themselves in the classroom," says Co-founder of GIV Mobile Omar Aqel. "Whether the need is for new picture books or musical instruments, GIV Mobile's mission is to help those who need it most. We are happy to be a part of it."
Today, GIV Mobile is helping raise awareness for Mrs. Emerson's project at Webster High School in Tulsa, OK. Her students attend an urban, high-poverty high school and are requesting a variety of books dealing with preparation for college and life. Mrs. Emerson explains, "Every generation wants better for its children. This generation has focused on college education as that "better." For children coming from homes where college was never even on the table as a possibility, to navigate their way successfully through the murky waters of college testing, selection, admissions, and funding requires timely, accurate, and accessible information. These materials will provide my students with that information and help them take the first step towards their future." To learn more about Mrs. Emerson's classroom project and her students, please visit givmobile.com/charities/featured/donorschoose.
GIV Mobile operates on the nationwide, 4G network of T-Mobile USA, Inc. allowing users to have fast and reliable connections from nearly anywhere in the U.S. Subscribers can sign up now to "Answer the Call" and support DonorsChoose.org at www.givmobile.com. Visit www.donorschoose.org/intro to listen to Oprah Winfrey and Stephen Colbert talk about the DonorsChoose.org story.
ABOUT GIV MOBILE
GIV Mobile is the first consumer conscious, no-contract service dedicated to giving 8% of a monthly Unlimited Everything Plan (starting at $40/month) to a non-profit charity of the customer's choice. Utilizing the 4G network of T-Mobile USA, Inc. GIV Mobile's two affordable "Unlimited Everything" no-contract plans allow users to have fast and reliable connections from nearly anywhere in the U.S. Along with providing a great mobile service, GIV Mobile collaborates with extraordinary charities to create a community that is dedicated to giving back. GIV Mobile's wireless service will be exclusively available at www.givmobile.com.
Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post requests, and individuals can give directly to the ones that inspire them. To date, 171,000 public and charter school teachers have used DonorsChoose.org to secure $217 million in books, art supplies, technology, and other resources that their students need to learn. Visit www.donorschoose.org/intro to hear Oprah Winfrey and Stephen Colbert tell the DonorsChoose.org story.
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