hand2mind Matches Donations on VersaTiles up to $100k on DonorsChoose.org
by PRP Group, on 10/29/2019
hand2mind celebrates 40 years of VersaTiles by supporting educators with matching donations.
(Vernon Hills, IL) October 8, 2019 – To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its VersaTiles® product, hand2mind has committed to match donations up to $100,000 on VersaTiles Classroom Kits on DonorsChoose.org. The donation match will benefit thousands of students and hundreds of classrooms across the country.
Over its 40 years, VersaTiles has helped over 1 million students build math and literacy proficiency in a challenging and rewarding way. Teachers have relied on VersaTiles for independent skills practice in both math and literacy and for use in small groups, rotations, centers, and stations.
“The hand2mind team is thrilled to support DonorsChoose.org and teachers with this donation match program,” hand2mind CEO Rick Woldenberg said. “Our mission is to empower educators and help students to reach their full potential. By making VersaTiles available in more classrooms, we continue its 40-year legacy of screen-free, engaging skills practice.”
DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. The organization has given over $800 million in classroom project funding. Last year, hand2mind matched the donations of its Daily Math Fluency program following the product’s launch, which benefited over 24,000 students.
“Partnering with organizations, such as hand2mind, allows DonorsChoose.org to put resources in the hands of teachers across the country,” said Vashti Barran, partnerships manager at DonorsChoose.org. “DonorsChoose.org VersaTiles projects will support teachers with resources for accelerating the development of foundational math and literacy skills in their classrooms.”
With more than 50 years of experience in education, hand2mind provides interactive, hands-on resources for math, science, STEM, and literacy. Our mission is to support teachers, inspire students, engage parents, and champion learning by doing. A family-owned company, hand2mind is based in Vernon Hills, Illinois. For more information, please visit hand2mind.com.
DonorsChoose.org is the leading platform for giving to public schools. Teachers across America use the site to create projects requesting resources their students need, and donors give to the projects that inspire them. Since its founding by a Bronx teacher in 2000, nearly 4 million people and partners have given $880 million to projects reaching 36 million students. Unique among education funding platforms, the DonorsChoose.org team vets each project request and ships resources directly to the school. Every donor receives photos of their project in action, thank-yous from the classroom, and a cost report showing how every dollar was spent. DonorsChoose.org was the first charity to make the top 10 on Fast Company’s list of the Most Innovative Companies in the World. Visit www.donorschoose.org to learn more.