SOURCE: DonorsChoose.org

DonorsChoose.org

June 22, 2010 12:45 ET

Adam Lambert Tells Concert Goers to "Glam A Classroom" to Enrich Arts and Music Education on DonorsChoose.org

Lambert Fans Donate to Project Requests Supporting Public Schools

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) -  Adam Lambert is back in concert and back helping classrooms. Adam announced today that he is teaming up with online education charity DonorsChoose.org again to support high-need public school classrooms. Lambert will ask thousands of concert goers attending his Glam Nation tour this summer to support arts and music classroom projects requests posted by teachers at DonorsChoose.org as part of his Glam A Classroom campaign. 

Fans can text "Lambert" to 30644 during or after the show to get more information from Adam about how to donate on DonorsChoose.org and be eligible for prizes. DonorsChoose.org has created a unique web link with "giving pages" displaying classroom projects in need of funding. Fans can donate any amount to any project of their choosing at www.donorschoose.org/glam-nation.

Across the country, thousands of classrooms lack the materials that are essential for learning. As school budgets tighten, learning supplies and tools become increasingly outdated, broken and scarce. School teachers nationwide spend $1 billion out-of-pocket each year, which rarely even covers each classroom's needs. 

"I can't thank my fans enough for getting involved with the Glam A Classroom campaign to provide much needed resources for public schools," said Adam Lambert. "I wouldn't be where I am today without the support of amazing music and theater teachers, so I want to help foster the next Ansel Adams or American Idol."

Giving to DonorsChoose.org may come naturally to many Adam's fans. Last fall Adam asked fans to give to DonorsChoose.org in lieu of gifts to him -- the result was over 2,000 donations from fans and fan groups competing to be the 'most generous'; it raised $300,000 and counting: www.donorschoose.org/AdamLambert.

"Adam has outdone himself again! By championing classrooms in need last fall and again on his Glam Nation tour, Adam continues to use his star power for social change," said Charles Best, founder and CEO, DonorsChoose.org. "So many students have a tremendous disadvantage simply because they don't have the learning materials they need. Luckily, people like Adam are encouraging everyday citizens to step in to help."

For more information about Glam Nation's Glam A Classroom campaign, navigate to www.donorschoose.org/glam-nation.

About DonorsChoose.org

Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org is a nonprofit website where public school teachers describe specific educational projects for their students, and donors can choose the projects they want to support. After completing a project, the donor hears back from the classroom they supported in the form of photographs and student thank-you letters.

To date, 129,000 public and charter school teachers have used the site to secure funding for $53 million in books, art supplies, technology, and other resources that their students need to learn. Through www.DonorsChoose.org, individuals from all walks of life have helped 3.2 million students from low-income families.

About Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert, the 28-year-old singer, captured the nation's imagination when he competed on the eighth season of "American Idol." Adam has already conquered the Billboard charts, with multiple debuts on the Hot 100 and the Hot Digital Songs charts. His debut album on 19 Recordings/RCA, was released last fall and he is currently on his first headlining tour titled The Glam Nation Tour.

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