Giving Tuesday Proves Extra Charitable for One Teacher

One of our teachers, Laura Schuhwerk, recently got the exciting news that she won $5,000 from DonorsChoose on Giving Tuesday. DonorsChoose is a website that facilitates donations to teachers for specific needs and projects. The purpose of DonorsChoose is to connect the public to public schools.

On Giving Tuesday, DonorsChoose ran an additional contest for a chance to win $5,000. Each donation that you made or that someone made to your project gave you an additional entry. Ms. Schuhwerk donated to another project by a counselor at GCAA. In addition, she received several donations to her own project, to support literacy efforts at GCAA and make it easy for students to have books on hand for DEAR Tuesdays (Drop Everything And Read Tuesdays). Ms. Schuhwerk was excited to find that her project for DEAR Tuesday was fully funded, finding out that she also won $5,000 was an extra bonus.

“I love the organization and am so excited to pay their generosity forward by helping fund other DonorsChoose projects here at GCAA along with vamping up supplies in the GCAA Makerspace,” said Schuhwerk.

Congratulations to Ms. Schuhwerk on winning the contest and thank you for continuously looking for ways to help out Grand Center Arts Academy.