Missouri students have the #BestSchoolDay

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Twitter CEO and St. Louis native Jack Dorsey fulfilled hundreds of DonorsChoose.org funding requests for Missouri schools and classrooms Thursday as part of the #BestSchoolDay “flash funding” campaign, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The campaign was initiated by Stephen Colbert in May 2015.

Dorsey’s support will provide school supplies and equipment to more than 100 projects in St. Louis and around 600 throughout Missouri, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Thirty-six projects in St. Louis Public Schools were funded.

America's classrooms deserve our support. I'm funding all @DonorsChoose projects in my home state of Missouri today. Join me! #BestSchoolDay

— Jack (@jack) March 10, 2016


Classrooms and schools in Missouri will receive laptops, books, tablets, basic school supplies, science kits, gym equipment, and more to enhance learning opportunities for thousands of students.

As part of #BestSchoolDay, more than 50 public figures and philanthropists committed more than $14 million to fund nearly 12,000 projects, according to a Huffington Post editorial.

“The reason they’re doing it and the reason I did it is that I know the real heroes are the teachers who are too often themselves spending their own money for these projects," Colbert said.

To learn more about the project or find out how you can support the effort, visit DonorsChoose.org

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