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August 26, 2013
Lakeshore® Partners with DonorsChoose.org to Support Classrooms Across the Country
Leader in Early Childhood Education Helps Fund Teacher Projects with Launch of New Learning at Home Products
CARSON, Calif.—(August 26, 2013)—Lakeshore Learning Materials, nationally renowned among teachers for providing top-quality resources for the classroom, today announced a new line of educational toys that kids and parents can enjoy at home. Now available at LakeshoreLearning.com and coming to Lakeshore Learning Stores nationwide on September 2, 2013, the company’s new Learning at Home products are designed to inspire kids to discover, create, build and much more. As part of the company’s long-standing dedication to making a real difference in the quality of children’s education, Lakeshore will donate $1 from every Learning at Home order through December 2013 to DonorsChoose.org, an award-winning nonprofit organization that supports classrooms across the country.
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to give to students in need. Public school teachers all across America post classroom project requests on their site, and individuals can donate directly to the projects that inspire them. Once a project is fully funded, DonorsChoose.org sends the requested materials—ranging from books and art supplies to violins and butterfly gardens—directly to the school.
“Helping children achieve educational goals and succeed in school and beyond is what we’re all about,” said Kevin Carnes, President of Lakeshore’s Education Division. “Our partners at DonorsChoose.org exemplify this passion in every way—and we fully support and believe in their mission.”
Charles Best, Founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org, said, “DonorsChoose.org is proud to be a longtime partner with Lakeshore Learning in bringing learning materials to classrooms in need. We are so grateful for Lakeshore’s support and the educational opportunities that this program will bring to students across the country.”
A top choice of teachers for nearly 60 years, Lakeshore is thrilled to take their expertise from the school to the home—by offering parents a great selection of top-quality learning resources. From engaging building sets and discovery toys to hands-on educational games, Lakeshore’s Learning at Home line is filled with items that help children reach developmental milestones while still having fun. For more information about Lakeshore’s Learning at Home products, visit LakeshoreLearning.com/lah.
Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post requests, and individuals can give directly to the ones that inspire them. To date, 152,000 public and charter school teachers have used DonorsChoose.org to secure $187 million in books, art supplies, technology and other resources that their students need to learn.
Visit www.DonorsChoose.org/intro to hear Oprah Winfrey and Stephen Colbert tell the DonorsChoose.org story.
About Lakeshore—Products Designed with Learning in Mind™
Lakeshore Learning Materials is a leading developer and retailer of top-quality materials for early childhood education programs, elementary schools and homes nationwide. Since 1954, Lakeshore has offered innovative learning materials distinguished by their quality, educational merit and safety.