#BestSchoolDay brings out the best in stars' investments in youth

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#BestSchoolDay is March 10, 2016.

Tennis star Serena Williams, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and actor Samuel L. Jackson were among those Thursday who helped fulfill thousands of funding requests for students across the country as a part of #BestSchoolDay.

The celebrities flexed their star power – and bank accounts – to help more than 11,000 classroom projects fulfill their needs to a total of $14 million from DonorsChoose.org, according to a Huffington Post editorial.

The “flash mob” style campaign began with philanthropists but was an effort to hopefully inspire others to help students in their communities and reach a total of more than 20,000 classroom projects fulfilled.

Stars also flexed their social media muscles for a movement using, of course, #BestSchoolDay.


I’m a proud product of public education! I’m so honored to sponsor schools in Chattanooga on #BestSchoolDayhttps://t.co/gB6wrXDcTU

— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) March 10, 2016


Honored to be able to fund all the classroom projects for W. Baltimore teachers on #BestSchoolDay. #RespectYourRoots

— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) March 10, 2016



Join @DonorsChoose & @HuffingtonPost in our quest to make every day a #BestSchoolDay for students across the countryhttps://t.co/yweQ9K1b7m

— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) March 10, 2016



Tennis champ @SerenaWilliams on why she’s funding all @donorschoose projects in Compton this #BestSchoolDayhttps://t.co/Ll86dBboCe

— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 10, 2016



Yep! The smiles have arrived on the #BestSchoolDay ever! Thanks @DonorsChoose and citizen donors 4 ur support! pic.twitter.com/kPj9kq1XXI

— Genein Letford (@GeneinLetford) March 10, 2016


To learn more about the movement or how you can help, learn more at DonorsChoose.org.