2013-10-03 / Lifestyles

Partnership to benefit schools

IRON MOUNTAIN – As kids head back to school, a new partnership between THE BOSS Snowplow and DonorsChoose.org will help fund local classroom projects. THE BOSS and participating dealers in the Upper Peninsula and bordering Wisconsin counties are joining with the national online charity for the “SnowCare for Kids” campaign.

During the campaign, anyone who purchases a new BOSS snowplow or spreader between now and March 31, 2014 through an authorized BOSS dealer will receive a $50 DonorsChoose.org gift card. Customers can use the gift card to fund a classroom project of their choice.

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that helps public schoolteachers across the United States obtain supplies needed for their classrooms. Teachers can submit requests for their classroom projects and individuals can donate directly to the projects that inspire them. DonorsChoose.org then purchases and delivers the supplies directly to the classroom.

In addition, Upper Peninsula and neighboring Wisconsin county teachers are encouraged to post a project for materials and experiences for their classroom. Projects can be added by visiting donorschoose.org/ teachers. Qualifying projects ($600 or less) in the defined area may also be eligible for half-funding from THE BOSS.

“We’re elated to be partnering with THE BOSS Snowplow to engage their dealers, customers and teachers in their communities to fund classroom projects,” says Janelle Lin, vice president of partnerships and business development for DonorsChoose.org.

To date, more than 360,000 teacher projects have been funded through DonorsChoose.org including more than $188 million raised to fund needs to enhance student learning.

To learn more about the SnowCare for Kids campaign, visit donorschoose.org/boss.

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