April 1, 2012

EveryBlock, the place for all your neighborhood news and talk, is proud to partner with DonorsChoose.org to support their classroom fundraisers in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle.  The online charity, which allows public school teachers in your neighborhood to post classroom project requests, makes it easy to help students in need.

For every new neighbor who joins the website (www.everyblock.com) from April 1-30, 2012, EveryBlock will donate $1 to a DonorsChoose.org classroom fundraiser in that person's city.  At the conclusion of the program, EveryBlock will award a $500 bonus to the three neighborhoods in each of those five cities that tallies the most new users.

“We're proud to give back to these communities and to give them something to rally around,” said Brian Addison, president of EveryBlock.  “As a local resource for news and talk, EveryBlock only gets better with new neighbors.”

"We are so thankful for the generosity of EveryBlock,” said Katie Bisbee, CMO of DonorsChoose.org.  “Through this partnership, thousands of students in EveryBlock neighborhoods will receive books, pencils, violins, microscopes and more, to improve their education."

Take advantage of the opportunity to support public schools in your neighborhood and to strengthen your EveryBlock community at the same time.  Visit EveryBlock today to create a free account, customize your neighborhood news and start a discussion with your neighbors.  For further program details and links to the official rules, please visit the EveryBlock blog.

About EveryBlock
EveryBlock is the best way to follow neighborhood news and connect with your neighbors.  EveryBlock is available in 16 cities: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Washington, D.C.  Visit www.EveryBlock.com to join discussions about what's happening in your neighborhood.  You can find EveryBlock at facebook.com/EveryBlock and twitter.com/EveryBlock.  EveryBlock was acquired by msnbc.com in August 2009.  The team is headquartered in Chicago. EveryBlock.  Be a better neighbor.

About DonorsChoose.org

Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.  Public school teachers from every corner of America post requests, and individuals can give directly to the ones that inspire them. To date, 225,000 public and charter school teachers have used DonorsChoose.org to secure $111 million in books, art supplies, technology, and other resources that their students need to learn.

Visit www.donorschoose.org/intro to hear Oprah Winfrey and Stephen Colbert tell the DonorsChoose.org story.

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