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Tulsa teachers' dream classrooms made real

Posted at 4:12 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 17:27:32-05

As of Thursday, $235,000, 400 different projects, 31,000 students, 300 teachers and 75 schools were funded by more than 1,000 different donors in Green Country. 

All of this was made possible by "flash funding" from DonorsChoose.org.

The online nonprofit is a similar to Kickstarter but focuses on supplying students and classrooms with school supplies. Here are just a few of their current campaigns. 

On Thursday, a national campaign was launched called: #BestSchoolDay. It's described as "a surprise philanthropic flash mob of more than 60 celebrities, business leaders and athletes who together are bringing to life the classroom dreams of teachers and students across America."

The Tulsa school requests were funded by Henry & Marie-Josee Kravis. Henry said he grew up in Tulsa Public Schools and described his best school day as the time he won the 4th grade spelling bee.

Nationally speaking, the organization picked up some big names. A number of stars made a video talking about their best school days, too.

The campaign on a national level consists of nearly $90 million, 120,000 projects, 11 million students, 82,000 teachers and 32,500 schools helped by almost 400,000 donors. 

You can find a class to donate to by simply visiting DonorsChoose.org. All donations are tax deductible because of nonprofit status. 

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