Yesterday I decided to visit their wonderful headquarters in Manhattan and was pleasantly impressed by their work, their vision, and how they use their space to support teachers and students across the country.
In the rest of the office there are rows of calming desks with an open design that is not claustrophobic in the slightest. The organization of the desks matches the process you go through to make, craft, and get projects approved. They even has space for teacher and student interns/volunteers to help out. It's quite innovative and inclusive to have those folks come to assist.
The folks at DonorsChoose are truly amazing. They have various levels of experience in education - some from the Peace Corps, some from inner-city schools, and elsewhere - and are all dedicated to the cause of helping teachers and kids get what they need to learn. While I sometimes question the need for an organization like this to exist because I wish all schools had the funding they needed, this is a great way of making sure we can all support future generations.