Beaver Toyota St. Augustine and the St. Johns County Education Foundation operating as Investing in Kids (INK!) are continuing a partnership to help fund creative teacher-inspired classroom projects in St. Johns County.
Through this partnership, Beaver Toyota and INK! will match donations to projects posted by St. Johns County public school teachers on the DonorsChoose website.
The dollar-for-dollar match offer is available to all classroom projects created by St. Johns County public school teachers on the specially designed web platform. Community members and interested donors are invited to help support teachers by visiting the DonorsChoose website at donorschoose.org and entering “Beaver Toyota” in the search bar to highlight the St. Johns County projects seeking funding.
“Beaver Toyota and INK! are committed to providing teachers with the resources they need to create meaningful learning experiences in their classrooms,” said Cathy Newman, INK!’s executive director. “Last year, Beaver Toyota and INK! awarded $25,000 in classroom grants to St. Johns County teachers. We are thrilled to be able to continue this funding and double the impact by matching community donations on DonorsChoose.”
In 2022, 76 projects were funded through the Beaver and INK! matching grants benefitting 66 teachers and their students at 24 schools throughout St. Johns County. Additionally, 44 projects were partially funded through the match campaign.
Some of the classroom projects funded in 2022 include STEM resources, math teaching tools, classroom libraries, hands-on learning experiences and supplies for science experiments, and art classrooms, among others.
For more information and details about the 2022 Beaver Toyota and INK! match campaign, go to the Partner Page with project descriptions, teacher comments and photos of the learning experiences at https://tinyurl.com/4a5647pv.
“It is so important to us that teachers indicate exactly how grant funds are used in their classrooms,” said Nick Reuther, Beaver Toyota general manager. “We are excited to see the success of the 2023 DonorsChoose match campaign and pleased to continue our partnership with INK!,” he said.