Coding Temple Giving Page

This is our company’s dedicated space for donating directly to Chicagoland students that need financial support. All students and/or their families have been referred by local CPS schools via our partners at Goodsend. Read more and set up your contribution through this page. 
If you have any questions before making a contribution, please let Arjun Srivastava know at [email protected].

Student in need of help: April 2022

Amy (name changed for privacy) is a Senior at CPS high school, Ombudman Northwest, and she needs help with rent this month.

Her mother is currently in the hospital and her father is unable to work, so she is the sole breadwinner for her family at the moment.

She’s in need of $800 for April rent, but any amount is truly appreciated.

You’ll receive a tax-deductible donation receipt from our donation processing partners at Our Change Foundation afterward. Goodsend will follow up with an update for you in regards to her story at the end of the month.

Our fundraising goal:

$800

Cause referred by:

The social services department at Ombudsman Northwest

 Is our company matching?

N/A.

🎁 This month’s giveaway item: $100 Uber Gift Card

Every month, our donation partners at Goodsend award one lucky donor with a free prize. Previous giveaway items have included PS5’s, Venmo Cash Prizes, Starbucks gift cards, and more. This month’s giveaway item is a $100 Uber gift card! Make a donation via our Shop Giving Page this month to automatically enter. The winner will be announced on social media and notified directly via email, during the first week of April.

❓ Frequently Asked Questions

Who are we donating to via this page?

Our partners at Goodsend have set up and maintain this page on our behalf. Goodsend works with CPS schools, to facilitate donations directly to their low-income students and families in need. Each month, funds that are donated here are sent directly to the bank accounts of a new student and their family, in order to cover their emergency expenses.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, you will receive an emailed tax-deductible receipt via email after your donation processes.

Why does my receipt mention ‘Our Change Foundation’?

Our Change Foundation partners with Goodsend, to process donations on this page, and ensure that they are tax-deductible. Donations are processed by this organization, before being disbursed directly to the intended student recipients.

When does the recipient from this page receive my donation?

Donations are collected via this page and others in Goodsend’s local network, and then disbursed directly to the intended student or family by the end of each month. Look out for updates and thank you notes from Goodsend via email after they receive their funds.

  • All donations to our fund are processed by Chicago tech company, Goodsend.
  • Goodsend’s network has over 600 Chicago donors and has provided nearly $35,000 in micro-grants to Chicago families since 2021
  • They partner with Our Change Foundation (EIN 86-3353394) to ensure that all donations are tax-deductible. 
  • Donations are processed and then sent directly to our intended recipient for the month.
  • Goodsend has an iOS app for direct giving, download it here!