During the 2014 back-to-school season, U.S. Cellular will give $1,000,000 to classroom project requests submitted on DonorsChoose.org by teachers in U.S. Cellular’s markets. Any full-time public or charter school teacher in these areas is eligible to participate.
To be considered for funding, start at www.donorschoose.org/teachers and follow these steps:
- Make sure you’re affiliated as a U.S. Cellular teacher on the DonorsChoose.org website. When you complete the teacher registration process, check the box next to “U.S. Cellular Teacher” on the Teaching Details page. If you’ve already registered on DonorsChoose.org, log in to your account and scroll halfway down the page to modify your Teacher Affiliations.
- Submit a project between August 11 and September 21. Only projects submitted during this time frame will be considered for funding. The project must have a total cost of $1,000 or less including all fees and the optional donation to DonorsChoose.org (so the total cost of the classroom materials you request can be about $750). U.S. Cellular may not be able to fund all teachers who submit a qualifying project; they plan to fund one project per teacher so that funds are distributed as widely as possible.
- U.S. Cellular will fund projects in October. If your project is funded, you’ll receive an email from DonorsChoose.org letting you know. Follow the directions in that email to receive your materials and complete any follow up steps.
U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Teachers program is available in California (Northern), Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.