The Woodlands Mall to Fund ‘Donors Choose’ Projects; Urges Area Teachers to Post Requests

Teachers in schools surrounding The Woodlands Mall are invited to participate in the shopping center’s project, which is designed to assist area teachers and provide much-needed supplies and funding by supporting projects that are posted on the Donors Choose website.

Started in 2000 by social studies teacher Charles Best, is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help public school students in need. The website is designed to connect individual donors directly with classrooms in need, grades kindergarten to high school. Teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class. Donors browse project requests and are able to donate any amount. Once a project reaches its funding goal, delivers the materials to the school.

Through a series of matching donation offers and gift card giveaways, The Woodlands Mall hopes to fund at least 10 local classroom projects that are posted to the website. The project begins Tuesday, September 3 and ends Sunday, October 27.

In further support of area schools, The Woodlands Mall hosts Celebrate Schools! On October 5, 2013 and invites area schools to participate in a pep rally and fund-raising opportunity at the shopping center. Schools and organizations will be able to set up presentations, raise funds and awareness and celebrate the school/community partnership. Art displays, student performances, book sales and other fund-raising activities are just a few of the ways that schools might participate in The Woodlands Mall’s Celebrate Schools! All funds raised go directly to the participating schools for funding, supplies and activities.

For details about how to participate in the Donors Choose program or information about the Celebrate Schools! event, individuals should contact Noemi Cortez, marketing manager, at 281.882.3770 or

Become a fan of The Woodlands Mall on Facebook. The Woodlands Mall is located at I-45 north at Lake Woodlands Drive. For directions and a list of retailers and restaurants, visit or call (281) 363-3409.

The Woodlands Mall is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, a fully integrated, self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust focused exclusively on owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping regional malls throughout the United States. GGP’s portfolio is comprised of 123 regional malls in the United States comprising approximately 128 million square feet of gross leasable area. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP. For further information please visit

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