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Stephen Colbert just gave $800,000 in grants to South Carolina public school teachers

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Today in heart-clutch moments: Stephen Colbert announced that he would fund every single request made by South Carolina public school teachers on the website DonorsChoose.org. The total donation clocked in at $800,000 and covered almost 1,000 projects at more than 375 schools.

“I am happy to say that as a product of the South Carolina public school system […] using the proceeds of the sale of my old set on The Colbert Report that we auctioned off, and with generous matching funds from the Morgridge Family Foundation and ScanSource, DonorsChoose is going to flash-fund all 1,000 projects on South Carolina’s [page],” Colbert said in a video taped message to students at Alexander Elementary School in Greenville, South Carolina.

Among the classroom projects funded include arts programs, iPad availability for early childhood development and life skills. A full list of the funded grants can be found here.

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