Provides Teachers With Tools for Funding A Classroom

January 03, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Tallahassee, Fla. –In the most recent MetLife Survey of the American Teacher (2005) teachers were asked: Which of the following is the biggest challenge that you face as a teacher? Next to communicating with and involving parents, teachers said their biggest challenge is getting sufficient resources and materials. From field trips to copy paper teachers are struggling and reaching into their own pockets to get the job done. Recent studies tell us that on average teachers in the United States spend approximately one billion dollars (about $512 per teacher) of their own money each year for instructional materials and classroom supplies.

One solution is being offered by “Our teachers and schools need help in finding and securing the resources they need to educate our kids. Our mission is to help them find and capture those resources to do their work and do it well,” says Joseph Mizereck, founder of

In 2004, was founded to make it easier for educators and administrators to pursue grants and funding opportunities. In addition, provides the Grant Writers’ Directory, offering grant seekers nationwide access to some of America’s most talented and experienced grant writers.

“Our focus is on finding and sharing information on education funding opportunities that will help our teachers and schools,” said Mizereck. The website provides teachers with FREE access to up-to-date announcements of corporate, foundation, state and federal education funding opportunities. In addition, a partnership with eFundraising / QSP Reader’s Digest offers powerful tools for raising funds in a matter of weeks instead of months. Whether looking to raise money for classroom supplies, field trips, a new computer or student activities, eFundraising / QSP Reader’s Digest's fast funding tools can help teachers reach their fundraising goals quickly and efficiently. Teachers can get a free fundraising kit at Free Kit.

For more information about , visit the web site at , or contact Joe Mizereck at or (850) 385-0488.