Two young girls working together in the classroom

Focused on the Fight.

Brighter Futures in the Classroom

SIGMA believes in education, in all creative arts, and especially in our teachers and students. We are happy to support educational projects, and hope teachers and students can come to understand more about the creative process, and, of course, themselves. Go forth and create!

The results are in! For our fourth Focused on the Fight campaign, we were able to kick off the new academic school year with a $50,000 donation to classrooms across the country.

Investing in Creativity

Together with our retailers, we’ve funded 144 projects through the education nonprofit DonorsChoose! We maintain a long-term goal to fund a project in every state, but we are proud to say that thanks to the donations from this year’s campaign, we’ve covered 76% of U.S. states, helping to empower teachers and students nationwide to focus on what really matters. We’re also very glad to hear from teachers about the direct impact this campaign will make on their classrooms!

“Literally screaming right now!! Thank you so much for the donations! My heart is overflowing with joy and gratefulness! My students are going to be mega excited about [the vlogging cameras and microphones] and I am so ready for them to see the items that we will receive! Thank you for allowing us to take learning to new heights!”

- Ms. Fontenot, Capitol Middle School in Baton Rouge, LA

“I cannot thank you enough for providing [materials for creating dimensional self-portraits] for my classroom. My students mean the world to me, and knowing that others care for students as I do makes my teaching days even brighter. I look forward to creating this lesson with my students. Once again thank you so much.”

- Mrs. Meadows, Hollywood Elementary School in Beckley, WV

“Thank you so much for supporting my students in photography. This equipment will help to ensure their success in the class. Without proper equipment this class would not be able to exist. So thank you so much for helping us to purchase a new camera and card readers for editing.”

- Ms. Plummer, Milbank High School in Milbank, SD

“I am astounded by the generosity of this community. Thank you for partnering with us in giving our students the opportunity to add to our school community by capturing important school year moments. These cameras will go a long way in empowering them to write and capture their own experiences. Thank you again for investing in my students!”

- Ms. Mote, Founders Academy in Manchester, NH

“These SD card readers truly made a difference at the right time.…Thanks a bunch, SIGMA and DonorsChoose. This really made a difference for the class and also gave me a brighter view of the world that we live in.”

- Mr. Ross, Maui High School in Kahului, HI

Classroom Donations Map

Click below to learn more about the amazing teachers and classrooms behind the projects, or to see the total amount donated by SIGMA America and participating retailers!

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“We make it easy for anyone to help a teacher in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.”

- DonorsChoose Mission Statement
Donors Choose

About Donors Choose

DonorsChoose is the leading way to give to public schools. As the most trusted crowdfunding platform for teachers, donors, and district administrators alike, DonorsChoose vets each request, ships the funded resources directly to the classroom, and provides thank yous and reporting to donors and school leaders. Charity Navigator and GuideStar have awarded DonorsChoose, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, their highest ratings for transparency and accountability.

In It Together

As champions of lifelong learning and creative expression, we’re excited to join with our retailers to make a difference in classrooms across the country. By working together with our network of passionate retailers, we can invest in our schools at the local level to make a direct impact.

Bedford Camera & Video
f/32 Photo
Garland Camera
Glazer's Camera Supply
Hot Rod Cameras
Houston Camera Exchange
Nuzira
Pixel Connection
PROCAM