Online education charity DonorsChoose.org announced today that fans of Adam Lambert, “American Idol’s” eighth season runner-up, donated $229, 000 as part of a challenge launched by the star to support high-need public school classrooms nationwide. In just four weeks, 1, 956 fans contributed directly to music and arts-based, classroom project requests submitted by teachers at DonorsChoose.org, providing learning resources and supplies for more than 87, 775 students.
Congratulations to ONTD_AI for taking first place. Their total contribution was $82, 700, winning the opportunity to chat with Adam one on one.
Says Adam, “I am unbelievably moved by the generosity and resolve of my fans, who have donated beyond what I could have ever expected to help students around the country. Although I was on tour during the length of the competition, I frequently checked in on the challenge progress and was so amazed to see the number of donors and total amount donated continue to rise and rise.”
Congrats to the rest of the groups, as well, for raising an impressive amount of money for a great cause.