Last week, DonorsChoose.org harnessed the collective buying power of the group coupon site, Groupon, to introduce millions of deal-seekers to DonorsChoose.org. Groupon subscribers in over 60 cities were invited to purchase DonorsChoose.org gift credits for 50% off – a deal made possible by our friends at the Pershing Square Foundation! This deal was so good, even the New York Times couldn’t resist writing about it.
Groupon’s faithful came through in a huge way! Over 1,200 citizen philanthropists purchased over $130,000 in DonorsChoose.org credits to donate to classroom projects of their choice. That is a lot of savvy shoppers being education philanthropists for half the cost!