Dec 28th 2007 5:21PM The book measures 20 x 26 inches and weighs over 500 pounds.
You're kidding right - 500 lbs?
Dec 13th 2007 11:19AM Holden - there a bunch of great charities out there (maybe not the trillion you quoted). I don't think anyone is saying that one charity is better than the other. I'm sure the ones you mention are equally valuable for those they serve. I think Luxist is doing a good thing by promoting a few of them with their Charity of the Day. It's not just one charity that caught there eye.
As far as Donors Choose goes, improving school supplies so that students have their own books to read is going to improve the educational experience for those children. By the way, many of these projects are for the tools teachers need for themselves so they can take their teaching to the next level. I'd suggest dropping by the site (www.DonorsChoose.org) and seeing what type of projects exist.
In the end, all of these charities (DonorsChoose, Teach for America,KIPP, etc) are doing great things for all the different segments of education. Let's not slam Luxist for exposing some of them. If you feel so committed to some of these other charities, I'd suggest you email Luxist to consider them as a future Charity of the Day.