Dallas News reported on Dec. 11th that, in the spirit of giving, a secret Santa surprised hundreds of teachers across North Texas on Tuesday by funding each of their classroom projects that had been posted on DonorsChoose.org. Gifts included a turtle and aquarium setup for a prekindergarten class at Winnetka Elementary in Dallas, fidget toys for special education students at Uplift Peak Preparatory and even a kit to teach students how to build a computer at Richardson High School. “While you don’t know me, I know the good work you do- You’re a teacher … For all your hard work, this gift is meant to inspire, to spread holiday joy and help you acquire the things that will help your students succeed,” wrote “DFW Mystery Friend” on one teachers’s request for exercise trackers at J.O. Davis Elementary School in Irving. The totaled gifts amount to more than $629,000 and cover more than 1,000 projects on 356 campuses in 20 cities across the area.