Site URL: ClassWish.org
Content: ClassWish is a nonprofit organization that empowers parents, educators, and local communities to make a positive change in children's lives by providing them with the supplies they need.
Design: The site design is simple and straightforward. The process for creating an account and a Wish List is just like that of any other site requiring registration—users fill in fields and receive a confirmation email. The Wish Lists themselves are easy to follow, if not overly dynamic.
Review: ClassWish offers a variety of ways for groups or individuals to help the school of their choice. Donors can choose to give monetary gifts, or purchase supplies specifically requested by their school. Additionally, they can donate actual supplies via ClassWish. Groups or companies can offer matching programs where they pledge to match any donations made to a given school or class. The diversity of available ways to help is what sets ClassWish apart.
Using the site is reasonably simple. Teachers, administrators and officers of teacher-parent organizations create a Wish List of the supplies they need for their students. They can spread the word to parents and others in the community with ClassWish tools including emails and printable flyers.
Through the site, supporters not only find ways to help, but also get a receipt for their tax-deductible contribution. ClassWish also does the work of reviewing educator requests, purchasing the supplies, and shipping them to the school.
Bottom Line: Every class needs something, and ClassWish can be a great way to engage the community and get the supplies you need.