Giving back to the Community

We make it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.

Parents have no idea how much out-of-pocket money teachers are spending on books, art supplies, copy paper, pencils, and other materials.

An elementary school teacher spends an average of $500 for his or her classroom before school is even in session for the school year. They spend an estimated $600 during the school year for supplies such as copy paper, pencils, ETC. This money is out-of-pocket and teachers are not reimbursed.

We know teachers are underappreciated.

At, we want to make a difference. Every month, iSmellPennies donates 10 percent to a teacher who has been nominated by you. We donate directly to the teacher, not to the school district or school itself. This ensures that the individual teacher can get the supplies needed for his or her classroom without the bureaucracy.

If you would like to nominate a teacher, you can do so here.