Jennifer Figliomeni and Toby Ritenour had just two of the 35,000 projects on the website DonorsChoose that were fully funded. A link has been sent to your friend’s email address.

Toby Ritenour’s students at Monte Bella Elementary School enjoying their new keyboards. (Photo: PROVIDED/Toby Ritenour) Two Salinas teachers at Monte Bella Elementary School had their classroom supplies funded as a result of a nationwide effort by a startup company.

Jennifer Figliomeni and Toby Ritenour had just two of the 35,000 projects posted on the website DonorsChoose and fully funded by the cryptocurrency startup Ripple in late March. A total of $29 million was funded by Ripple.

DonorsChoose is a website for teachers who need help funding projects for their classroom and are able to share them with the world to find people who would like to donate towards their cause. Sixth-grade teacher Ritenour’s $1,500 project was to help fund new keyboards for his classroom.

Ritenour said that while the keyboards he had worked fine, there weren’t enough to go around. As a result, kids had to rely on using touch screens. Read more from thecalifornian.com…

thumbnail courtesy of thecalifornian.com