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Google 'Flash Funds' Classroom Requests From Kansas City Teachers

Kansas City area teachers and students got a welcome surprise Wednesday after Google "flash funded" all the requests posted by metro teachers to a crowdsourcing website. 

Teachers across the nation can post their needs to the website DonorsChoose.org with the hope that someone will fund the request. Google has "flash funded" the requests in multiple metro areas over the last few months, including San Francisco, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Chicago.

“We are so humbled and grateful to Google for their devotion to our teachers and students,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. “This is a great day for Kansas City classrooms.”

In all, 175 projects were funded in Cass, Clay, Franklin, Jackson, Lafayette, Linn and Platte Counties in Missouri and Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas.

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