Kick the Wind believes that education is the most important tool in promoting healthy, informed and involved citizens. Therefore, we donate a percentage of all money received for our services to DonorsChoose. We donate directly to classroom projects located in the city our customer resides in or any city they choose.
Founded in 2000 by a Bronx history teacher, DonorsChoose.org has raised $558,594,393 for America's classrooms. Teachers come to DonorsChoose.org to request the materials and experiences they need most for their classrooms, and donors give to the projects that inspire them. To date, 2,709,630 people and partners have funded 945,882 projects on the site, reaching 23,400,664 students and making DonorsChoose.org the leading platform for supporting U.S. public schools. DonorsChoose.org is the only crowdfunding platform that vets each request, delivers materials directly to schools, and captures the impact of every funded project with photos, thank yous, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. In 2014, DonorsChoose.org made the top 10 of Fast Company's list of the World's Most Innovative Companies, the first time a charity has received such recognition.