As many of you know, I'm a longtime member of the Yahoo! Motherboard, the online portal's community of mom bloggers. I'm also a public school parent, and have written a number of times -- both here and on the political site, MOMocrats -- about the effect of declining budgets on our kids' schools.
So I wholeheartedly support Yahoo!'s latest promotion: Homepages for Homerooms, where they have partnered with DonorsChoose (another organization I support) to donate up to $200,000 to classroom projects around the country -- at no cost to me, or you.
Participation is simple: All you have to do is visit the Homepages for Homerooms page and vote for a classroom project by making Yahoo! your home page. Each week of the promotion (through October 16), Yahoo! will donate $25,000 to the project that receives the most votes.
Best of all, by clicking on the Homepages for Homerooms link on my blog, your vote gets tripled the privilege of being part of the Yahoo! Motherboard family. The current leaderboard features projects from two of my local Los Angeles schools; I applied my votes to one of them.
DISCLOSURE: My relationship with Yahoo! does not involve monetary compensation. My involvement with this program is uncharacteristically altruistic -- if a private company is making funds available for education, I want to see my local schools get a piece of it.