Adopted Charities – Spring 2022

Our adopted charities for the Spring 2022 #TheEdCollabGathering will be Plan International

Because #TheEdCollabGathering is a day of free learning, we invite you to donate what you would have spent on coffee, lunch, or even registration for an amazing day like this—pay forward to support others.

Plan International was chosen by our Opening Keynote, LeUyen Pham.

About Plan International from their website:

“Plan International USA is a girls’ rights organization. We aim to be girl-centered, girl-driven and girl-led in all our work to boldly create a more just and equitable world.

Around the world, girls’ voices are being silenced. Girls are being forced to marry men twice their age. They’re dying during childbirth after unwanted pregnancies. They’re being denied an education while watching their brothers go to school.

With you, Plan is here to put an end to gender inequality. Because enough is enough.”

LeUyen says: “I am a refugee myself, and have a deep appreciation and understanding of how these organizations can assist those demographics of the world that are often the most overlooked and most vulnerable.  Especially now, with the recent withdrawal from Afghanistan of US troops, and the war of attrition currently happening in Ukraine, this group is critically needed all the more.”

Hope In A Box was also chosen by our Closing keynote panel.

About Hope In A Box from their website:

“We are the nation’s largest early-intervention program for building LGBTQ-inclusive classrooms and maintain the most extensive library of LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum in the United States. Hope in a Box serves 70,000+ students across all 50 states .”

Panelists says: “Hope In A Box presents direct action and support to classroom communities, providing engaging and authentic LGBTQ+ books to classrooms to reach readers—those seeking to be affirmed, those open to learning about the lives of others, and those who just love great books!”

We Need Diverse Books was also chosen by our Closing keynote panel.
About We Need Diverse Books from their website:
“WNDB strives to create a world in which all children can see themselves in the pages of a book. To reach this goal, we’ve created programs to celebrate diverse books, to mentor diverse writers and illustrators, to support diverse publishing professionals, and to provide books to classrooms nationwide.”

Panelists says:  “We Need Diverse Books has long-standing work on all sides of publishing: promoting and distributing books, supporting authors, mentoring early career writers, and facilitating pipelines of talent in the behind-the-scenes publishing world. They live their mission and invest strongly in creating a more inclusive world of books.”

The Educator Collaborative is proud to adopt these charities during our event and hope you will consider donating to their important causes.

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*Disclaimer: Most “adopted charities” are identified by the United States Internal Revenue Service (US IRS) as 501(c)(3) charitable organizations at the time of their selection to the Gathering. View additional data reported to the US IRS by searching the Just Give database (quick results), ProPublica database (records download), or by visiting for information. The charities listed on this website are offered only as suggestions, a decision to donate is your personal choice. By clicking on third-party links that take you outside of The Educator Collaborative family of websites or by making a donation to these or any other charities, through any means, you (a) acknowledge that you are of legal age in your jurisdiction and (b) agree to thoroughly vet a charity before making a donation and (c) you indemnify and hold harmless The Educator Collaborative, LLC, and the presenters listed on this website, and their officers, assigns, members, and staff, from any claims, damages, or other harms arising from your actions.

Supporting charitable causes makes a big difference in their ability to sustain and serve. As with all charitable giving, do your research and when you feel confident in your decision, give what you can.

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