Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” and DonorsChoose.org today announced the launch of The Great Give-Back Birthday. This online celebration enables individuals to donate their birthdays to support specific classroom projects submitted by teachers nationwide.
Colbert, who celebrates his birthday on May 13, created a birthday giving page at DonorsChoose.org filled with his favorite classroom projects posted by teachers on the website (www.DonorsChoose.org/ColbertBirthday). In lieu of traditional birthday gifts, Colbert is asking his friends, family and fans to visit his birthday giving page and support those projects.
Together with DonorsChoose.org, Colbert has also issued an invitation to individuals across the country to create their own birthday giving pages.
“This year, you can help needy classrooms on your birthday with DonorsChoose.org,” said Stephen Colbert. “And the great thing is, if you give your birthday away, you don’t age that year. Look it up.” Added Colbert, “DonorsChoose.org makes me feel like every day is my birthday. That, and my 364 counterfeit drivers licenses”.
To spread the word, Colbert created a short video about The Great Give-Back Birthday, which will debut at 10:00AM on Tuesday, May 5 at The Huffington Post. Details of the video remain top secret. Visit www.HuffingtonPost.com next Tuesday.
“We’re challenging everyone in America to collectively donate 100 birthdays and generate $100,000 in donations during the month of May,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO, DonorsChoose.org. “Thousands of classrooms across the country lack the materials that enable kids to success. And with budgets squeezed, teachers need the support that concerned citizens can offer.”
Learn more at www.DonorsChoose.org/Birthday!