Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy
  • Sports & Recreation


401 7th Avenuelevel BNew York, NY 10001 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement helps schools and teachers get the supplies and equipment children need to explore their potential and excel.


The Problem

Few schools have enough money for the supplies and equipment children need to explore their potential and excel. Art supplies, musical instruments, science equipment, books, computers, sports gear, even paper for the printers and copiers are in short supply, and budget cuts are making it much worse.

Our Approach helps teachers and schools inspire and tap support in their communities:

· Teachers and school leaders create wish lists of the resources they need

· Parents, alumni, businesses and others in the community can see exactly what is needed and how they can help

· They contribute online and may match their donation with one to a low-income school that needs more support

· Donors receive a receipt for their tax-deductible donation

· ClassWish ships the items directly to the schools, at no cost

The result? Teachers get the support they need. Parents and communities are engaged in supporting classrooms and funding the things they care about. And everyone is united in helping our children learn, grow and perform at their best.


Would you recommend
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by Joshua K. (June 10, 2020)
Avoid completely, was switched over to their sister "nonprofit", "" and the entire experience was terrible with no structure and tasks were minimal to none - no direction whatsoever. I would like to go on more, but I believe previous interns and volunteers have already done that on Glassdoor - I would avoid this organization and "changing the present" entirely. It is a shame for an organization be this chaotic with the "hundreds of interns we have" the owner told me.
by Bertille i. (August 14, 2012)
I came at Classwish for an internship during the summer.I am a french student, studying business in Paris. I loved this place because of the concept: helping school finding furniture with a very modern way and very innovative marketing strategy. During my internship I learnt a lot and felt very involved. I met a lot of very motivated students and a passionate director who shared a lot with us. We were really free to share our ideas and we get really fast responsabilities. I hope I could come back one day.
by Alice d. from FR (August 14, 2012)
hello, i am a french student and i came at ClassWish for an internship and it was real great and all that thanks to Mr Robert Tolmach. He was such a nice man who guided me, supervised my work and gave me good advices.I was very happy because of the wonderful environment, i enjoy my days with all others interns who are very friendly. I really hope that this internship will be more longer because i learned a lot of things!!! -Alice-
by Renee H. (March 23, 2012)
My review of ClassWish can only be positive. Working here as an intern for the past few months has been such a great experience. The people are passionate, the cause is worthy, and the work being done is admirable. This organization deserves praise as it continues to change the lives of children nationwide.
by Maxwell D. (March 23, 2012)
Here's my great review of where I intern now. After meeting Robert Tolmach & Renee Hooker at a New School Career Fair they made me immediately want to get involved with Classwish & altruistic service it performs assisting teachers to pay for class supplies & guiding kids through career decisions with education & mentor programs. The atmosphere is productive & professional but not stressful or overly demanding, & no suit-&-tie required for daily development & administration work! The staff understands students' other commitments (schools, finances, etc.) & humbly requests a good attitude, passion for the program, & commitment to the goals & growth of the nonprofit. Located conveniently by the 123 train in the Pennsylvania Hotel on 7th ave and 32nd st, I'm also pleased because my supervisor, Robert, is very friendly, specific about what he expects as far as duties, and though very professional is always ready to laugh, share anecdotes or interesting information & help.

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