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How it Works


When you make a donation, specify the school and receive an email with a poem or short essay from one of the students. Generally you’ll hear from us within a few weeks, unless the school is taking exams or on holiday. A scanned copy of the student’s work will also be uploaded here on our website under essays or poems.

Lift the Lid and you just might be surprised what you find!

All scanned work is guaranteed from the students, and 100% of contributions go to the schools. Currently, scanners and other technology is financed by the creators of Lift the Lid, but we love when technology partners help us with this essential step. If you are interested in partnering with Lift the Lid, or if you know someone who might like to assist us in bringing technology to remote schools, please send us an email at Thanks.

You will receive a confirmation receipt for your donation via email from Lift the Lid. (Emails are kept strictly private and not shared with any lists.) 100% of donations go directly to our sponsored schools. Lift the Lid has a representative at each school to oversee the transfer and spending of donations, to take photos, and to document the school’s progress. Lift the Lid is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our Tax ID number is 27-2974363.

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