Monday, December 21, 2015

Kia Teams up with Charity Again

Kia has partnered with DonorsChoose.org to help schools in need.  It provides $500,000 in flash funding to support projects and by training teachers in fundraising.

The focus will be in San Diego, Phoenix and Tucson.  DonorsChoose.org is a charity website that allows for teachers to seek help from local, national and international community for funding supplies and projects.   Every year it seems teachers struggle more and more to obtain the resources they need for their classroom.  On average, a teacher will spend $500 or more out of their own pocket for classroom supplies during a school year.

Kia is participating in the flash funding as part of its “Holidays on Us” Road Tour and will provide DonorsChoose.org with the all-new 2016 Optima for the tour. Kia has been invested in aiding education for some time now; since 2012, its campaigns have helped more than 1.5 million American students. DonorsChoose.org is hoping that the project will help it reach its five-year goal of having an active project in 100 percent of high-need schools across the country.

In order to help the funding project take off, the two partners are sponsoring best-practices funding workshops.  “These events will review best practices for posting a DonorsChoose.org project and engaging citizen philanthropists to help sponsor resources for your classroom. Teachers will leave with their first project posted on DonorsChoose.org and may be eligible for further funding from Kia,” according to DonorsChoose.org. The partners will also host teacher appreciation events throughout the week to help celebrate teachers this holiday season.


Come see what Kia is doing here today at Westside Kia 23005 Katy Freeway Katy, Texas or give us a call at 281-392-5858 today!