Another tool has come to join Adopt-a-Classroom and Donors Choose to help teachers in this wretched economy. That tool is ClassWish.
ClassWish allows teachers to make wish lists of items for their classrooms and then fund raise to earn money for those items. They can then order directly through the ClassWish site once the money is raised. ClassWish will even provide a receipt to those who donate.
ClassWish also works to provide ways for parents, supporters and PTO/PTAs to meet the needs of teachers and schools.
Unlike Donors Choose there is not a specific special needs catalog on the list of catalogs, but it isn't like we don't all need paper, books and furniture just like any other classroom.