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Photo-Sharing App FamilyAlbum Partners With DonorsChoose to Fund Teacher Projects up to $1 Million on GivingTuesday

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mixi, Inc. announced today that its photo-sharing app FamilyAlbum will partner with DonorsChoose to match $1 million in donations to classroom projects nationwide. FamilyAlbum will headline the donation match event being held on GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that takes place on December 1, 2020.

“We’re so grateful for FamilyAlbum’s support for our teachers, particularly on one of the biggest giving days of the year,” said Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose. “Considering the unprecedented challenges teachers and students have faced this school year, FamilyAlbum’s donation will help provide resources to keep kids learning, whether online or in the classroom.”

GivingTuesday marks the second partnership this year between FamilyAlbum and DonorsChoose. The first donation, made in late April, was used to fund distance learning projects posted by teachers in low-income schools.

“This school year continues to be incredibly difficult for children, teachers, and parents,” said FamilyAlbum founder Kenji Kasahara. “This GivingTuesday, we wanted to do something special to show our deep appreciation for everyone helping to keep students learning during the pandemic—including students themselves. Together with DonorsChoose, we hope to make a difference for teachers and families across the country.”

The $1 million donation will be used to match donations made to DonorsChoose classroom projects on Tuesday, December 1 starting at 7:00 AM. For updates on the event, follow FamilyAlbum on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

About FamilyAlbum

FamilyAlbum is a free, all-in-one resource for parents to share photos and videos of their children in a secure, invite-only album. The app includes unlimited storage, automatic organization, and special features to make communicating with the entire family easy and fun. Released in 2015, FamilyAlbum has over 8 million users worldwide. To learn more, visit

About mixi Group

Since 1997 mixi Group has created communication services for friends and family to enjoy together, including the social network mixi and the multiplayer smartphone app Monster Strike. By creating products and services that exceed users’ imaginations and expectations, mixi Group aims to create a more vibrant world through the power of communication. To learn more, visit

About DonorsChoose

DonorsChoose is the leading way to give to public schools. Since 2000, more than 4.6 million people and partners have contributed $1 billion to support 1.8 million teacher requests for classroom resources and experiences. Charity Navigator and GuideStar have awarded DonorsChoose, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, their highest ratings for transparency and accountability. For more information, visit