We took a good look at a number of different ways to support education, right here in America. From volunteering to sponsoring a classroom to shopping, find 9 below!

1) Adopt a Classroom - 100% of all donations go towards online credit with retailers to subsidize funding for teachers to buy materials for their classrooms. For every $1 donated, $12 goes into the online fund for a teacher to use when buying supplies and resources for their students. Donors can chose the teacher and classroom or be matched to a classroom in an underserved community.

2) Bracelets by Bird and Stone - A portion of the proceeds made from sales of Bird and Stone jewelry will go towards after school programs, educational initiatives, and other empowerment organizations.

3) Materials for the Arts (MFTA) - MFTA collects items, such as computers, office and art supplies, and paper, from businesses and individuals and distributes them to nonprofit organizations with arts programming, government agencies, and public schools. For a list of donatable items, give them a visit.

4) Public Supply Pencils - Every pack of pencils works to bring art and after school programs back to New York City public schools.

5) Change for Kids - Donate or volunteer your time with Change for Kids, a not for profit organization that provides one-on-one literacy tutoring as well as providing a range of opportunities for under-resourced public elementary schools.

6) PENCIL.org - Collaboration with individuals for the business world or corporate partnerships to share their talents, ideas, and skills with students. Coming together to bring fresh solutions to the challenges public schools face, and be role models for school leadership, and enrich student learning.

7) Public Supply Notebooks - Public Supply donates money to the underfunded and hard hit arts and afterschool programs in public schools across the five boroughs. 

8) Learning Leaders - Volunteers are trained to provide students with individualized instructional and school-based support. Through one-to-one and small group tutoring, Learning Leaders volunteer gives students a strong foundation for education and beyond. Not only engaging students, but their parents as well. 

9) DonorsChoose - NYC teachers compile lists of items, materials, and resources they need for their classroom. Companies or individuals can donate or fund their teacher’s request and establish a relationship with that teacher and his or her classroom.