In 2015, the SiteLock Digital Kids Fund was established to help local schools fund technology-based projects. We chose to partner with DonorsChoose.org, an organization that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need, because of the shared passion in our mission. Our initiative targeted schools in need of technology for STEM-related projects and day-to-day classwork within the Phoenix, Arizona and Jacksonville, Florida areas. In total, we provided $50,000 in technology grants throughout the month of December 2016.
Ultimately, we were fortunate to help fund many valuable projects that positively impacted thousands of children.
- 198 projects were supported
- 19,992 students at 141 schools will benefit from the materials
In addition to the fun photos we’ve received from students (see more on our Facebook page!), the teacher feedback has been overwhelming and humbling. Here are just a few of the hundreds of notes we received…
“I am beyond thrilled by the support received for this project and for my students. They will be so excited to hear the news and to begin using the robots. Thank you for supporting my initiative to promote computer science at my school and for making a difference in the lives of my amazing students.” ~ Ms. Sutton
“Thank you so much for your help with adding technology to our classroom! My students will be so excited to have computers that stay in our classroom! They love playing educational games and using our online math program. I can’t wait to tell my students the great news. I am so grateful for your help.” ~ Ms. S.
“I’m shocked! I can’t believe I got funded. I am sincerely so grateful. I tried out OSMO coding with my kindergartners and they absolutely loved it! It was hard without a full class set to introduce it, but thanks to you ALL of them will be able to learn to code and we can do it together as a class. I have 4 classes of kinders and 4 1st grade classes so, about 200 students this year will benefit from your generosity and many more will too in the years to come.” ~ Teacher C.
The SiteLock Digital Kids Fund is made possible thanks to our amazing WordPress customers. For every SiteLock product purchased by a WordPress customer, we add $1 to the fund.
With 2017 upon us, we’re looking forward to another great year of giving back!