President's Day sale at DonorsChoose

Pershing Square Foundation is funding public school teacher’s history, government or civics projects on DonorsChoose — if private donors get together to fund the final $98. You can give any amount. There are four days left to give.

For example, an American history teacher in a high-poverty Louisiana school hopes to buy a CD player, junction box, history books on CD and some beanbag chairs for a listening center. She also wants a class set of Grace’s Letter to Lincoln books.

How to help teachers

DonorsChoose, which lets givers fund public school teachers’ requests, now offers gift cards. For example, the recipient might choose to help a high school teacher buy fun books for a class library.

In some cases, donations will be matched by the Gates Foundation.