Surprise Funding Helps Green Lake Elementary Schools

September 16, 2014 6:05am
Googlers, class & Ed Murray

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Mayor Ed Murray announced on Monday that Google has fully funded the classroom requests of every teacher in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties on the education crowdfunding site As a result of Google’s $338,000 donation, 295 teachers will receive materials for over 36,000 students – ranging from paper, pencils, and books to laptops, musical instruments, and microscopes.

In Green Lake, that includes Green Lake Elementary and Daniel Bagley Elementary which will be receiving about $1,600 in school supplies.

“There’s no better way to start off the school year than with this surprise funding for our local teachers. This generous donation to our classrooms is greatly appreciated,” said Mayor Murray in a press release issued by

On Monday morning, 388 projects were funded in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties. Google posted a message on every funded project, letting teachers know they were part of the surprise.