Crowdfunding site helps fill needs for local classrooms

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Teachers here in Central Texas, as well as across the nation, are turning to a crowdfunding website to fill needs for their classrooms. Requests from our area are picking up steam on It’s where teachers apply for donations for classroom projects not funded in the school budget.

There’s a request for books at the Texas School for the Deaf, iPads at Andrews, Lee and Patton elementary schools, and a GoPro for Westlake High School’s library. The projects are vetted by the Donors Choose Board of Directors.

You can type in your zip code to find projects in your area. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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