Web site helps Bronx schools play with new supplies

Bronx students at P.S. 59 are smiling even more, thanks to a new playground provided through a Web site that helps teachers gain needed school supplies.

Donors Choose is a Web site where teachers can request funding for necessary items ranging from textbooks to classroom furniture. After requests are posted, donors provide funding and choose which school and what supplies they would like to benefit. From there, Web site officials then send the materials, along with a disposable camera and a kit for students to write thank-you cards.

The Web site was founded in the spring of 2000 by Bronx teacher Charles Best.

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