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Ms. Saunders from N Charleston SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Adopt a Grandparent Club

Help me give my students the materials to make Goody Bags for Assisted Living residents. The gifts will enable them to serve the community in a significant way.

  • $433 goal

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My Students

My Students are participating in an ADOPT A GRANDPARENT Club at our middle school. The children are making cards for Thanksgiving to give the Assisted Living residents when we visit in November. However, for Christmas or Valentines Day, we would like to create Goody Bags for the residents, filled with useful items and treats.

I want my students to be proud of who they and aware of the significant contributions they can make now to improve their communities.

Through awareness of the unique obstacles of the elderly in our society, my students will be equipped to make positive choices in the future. They will learn empathy for others and possibly appreciate their own circumstances better.

Our students come from predominantly single parent homes and most live at or below the poverty level, so opportunities for community service are rare. We have a dedicated, highly professional faculty, yet "extra" materials to enhance empathy and tolerance projects are not available for our club. Most teachers write grants and/or spend their own funds in order to facilitate the "extras" for our children. We have super, awesome students at our school who are excited to visit and give to an assisted living community!

My Project

In our ADOPT A GRANDPARENT club, we emphasize the needs of the elderly, the opportunity to make a difference in an older person's life, and while participating, become aware of our community needs through empathetic service.

Visiting and creating Goody Bags for residents in an assisted living home require funds for purchasing the items we need.

We will stuff the bags with toiletries, activity books, pens, notepads, handkerchiefs, stuffed animals, and treats. Then we will deliver the gifts to the residents, hopefully for Christmas.

All too often our elderly are ignored by their families and friends. They thrive when special visitors come to the home to talk, play games, and recognize that there are those in their community who care.

Ms. Saunders
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cedar Markers Gel Pens. 200 Set with Unique Adult Coloring Book. 100 Pens Plus 100 Refills. Color Pens with Grip. Neon, Glitter, Metallic, Pastel Colors No Duplicates. Drawing Pens for Bullet Journal. • Amazon Business $25.88 2 $51.76
Women's Cozy Slipper Socks Fuzzy Sock 7 Pairs(7 Pairs Solid Color,4.5-8.5(Women Shoe)) • Amazon Business $16.50 3 $49.50
20 Bulk Fold Over Notepad Notebook Assortment - Made From 80% Post Consumer Recycled Paper … • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
Plush Mini Animal Assortment • Amazon Business $39.66 1 $39.66
AmazonBasics Washcloth - Pack of 24 (Multi-Color: Petal Pink, Lavender, White) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Silky Soft 100 Cotton Men's Handkerchiefs Solid White with Stripe 17'' Large Hankies 12 Pcs • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, 2.5 Ounce (Pack of 60) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer, 1 Ounce (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Hershey's Kisses, Milk Chocolate in Silver Foil (Pack of 2 Pound) • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
Bobs Sweet Stripes Peppermint Candy, 28 Ounce Jar • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Adult Activity Book You Never Knew You Wanted But Can't Live Without: With Games, Coloring, Sudoku, Puzzles and More. (Adult Activity Books) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29

Materials cost

$310.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$367.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.86

Total project goal

$432.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$432.38

2 Donors

-$216.19

Donations toward project cost

-$183.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.43

match offer

-$216.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$183.76

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.43

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$0.00

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