You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

Today is Mrs. Gandy's birthday! Today only, enter BIRTHDAY when you donate to double your donation.
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Gandy from Kansas City MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Active Hands, Growing Minds

My students need more tools for their ELA and Math practice stations. With manipulatives like play-doh, building bricks, and alphabet stamps, my students will be able to strengthen their knowledge of letters, sounds, sights words, and numbers.

  • $289 goal

This project expired on June 18, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school serves students with a range of abilities and disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, physically fragile, and specific learning disabilities.

Many of my students come from homes filled with economic hardship and trauma.

65% of our students are African American, 35% are Hispanic. We have the highest percentage of students with an Individualized education plan (IEP) in the district and in my class alone, I have 2 IEPs and 3 English Language Learners. Our classroom is humble and inviting, and contains little technology and manipulatives. I have English as a Second Language teachers and Special Education teachers visiting my classroom often.

My Project

It's a proven fact that hands-on learning strengthens and deepens a student's understanding of a topic. With these literacy and mathematics tools, the students in my classroom will be able engage in meaningful word-work and number-work activities that go beyond paper and pencil.

The alphabet stamps, paint dobbers, and building bricks will provide my students with engaging ways to build their knowledge of sight words, spelling words, spelling patterns, and symbol/sound recognition.

Likewise, the building bricks will provide students with engaging math opportunities that will involve measurement, data collection, arrays, and more. Most importantly, these tools and manipulatives will meet the diverse needs of readers and learners in my classroom.

Mrs. Gandy
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Gandy is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Building Bricks - Regular Colors - 1,000 Pieces Classic Bricks - Compatible with all Major Brands • Amazon Business $30.60 2 $61.20
8-pack Washable Dot Markers / Bingo Daubers Dabbers Dauber Dawgs Kids / Toddlers / Preschool / Children Art Supply 3 Pdf Coloring eBooks = 100 Activity Sheets To Do! • Amazon Business $17.00 3 $51.00
Barcaloo Building Bricks - 10 Inch x 10 Inch Baseplate - Variety 6 Pack Compatible with all Major Brands • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Paxcoo 100 Pcs 6” Colored Jumbo Wood Craft Sticks • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive), Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $17.75 1 $17.75
Educational Insights Alphabet Transparent Stamps- Uppercase 5/8" • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Educational Insights Alphabet Transparent Stamps- Lowercase 5/8" • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
Sterilite 16608006 Small Stacking Basket, White Basket w/ Titanium Accents, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $11.41 1 $11.41
Melissa & Doug Rainbow Stamp Pad - 6 Washable Inks • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


4 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Kansas City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4859858],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MO","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":3036288,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":15,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Gandy","authorIds":{"4859858":{"owner":"Mrs. Gandy","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3036288],"proposalHash":"1099998176","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21018168,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTA5MjczOA==","NDg1OTg1OA==","NTE5MjEwMQ==","NDkwNDU4OA==","MTc5OTk1Mg=="],"teacherId":4859858,"schoolCounty":"Jackson","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MO","name":"Missouri"}}