Donorschoose.org is an interesting way for Public Montessori Schools to make it easy for families to donate online for specific school projects while also reaching out to a larger internet community of possible donors.
Here is a brief description of How it Works
onorsChoose.org is a simple way to provide students in need with resources that our public schools often lack. At this not-for-profit web site, teachers submit project proposals for materials or experiences their students need to learn. These ideas become classroom reality when concerned individuals, whom we call Citizen Philanthropists, choose projects to fund.
This type of donation could be especially useful when a public school classroom is transitioning to Montessori and needs many auto-didactic materials. A Montessori alumnus might be donating to the site and choose your school.