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Mrs. Marciniak from Bay City MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Being In the Hospital Is RUFF; We Want To Help

Help me give my students stuffed toy dogs to pair with blankets they will be making for kids in the hospital.

  • $460 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an awesome group of third grade service workers. We are Team Paws! It's our goal to change the world with kindness. Even the smallest kind act can mean a lot; hold the door, smile at someone, use your manners, be humble, and be kind, always.

In my classroom, my students understand that what they do and say matters.

They know their actions can make a difference. As members of Team Paws, they learn we truly do rise by lifting others. Our motto, Spread Kindness, is what makes being a part of Team Paws so special and important. Team Paws is a group of 30 little kids giving back to our community through volunteerism.

Not only that, but my girls and boys are our nation's next scientists, teachers, engineers, factory workers, cashiers, managers, doctors, and more. My students are bright-minded and curious. They want to explore and learn about the world around them. Regardless of what drives them, it's my goal to make sure that all of my kids feel safe, seen, heard, confident and celebrated.

My Project

Little hands working together with their families and friends to serve others; That's my goal! We are all different and have unique needs. I want my kids to know that giving of yourself to others in need is a beautiful way to grow; on the inside.

Giving of yourself through service to others is an amazing feeling.

Doing it as a family is even greater!

We all have unique and diverse needs. This project teaches that differences are okay and giving back feels good. In the case of this project, kids are helping kids who are going through a tough time; a hospital stay.

I'd like to host an after-school event that allows my students and their families to team up in the name of service to others.

Together, we will make up to 30 no-sew blankets for kids in the hospital. We will pair the blankets with the stuffed toy dogs requested in this project.

After all, let's face it. Being in the hospital is hard; on kids and families. Believe it or not, but a gift as small as a blanket and a stuffed toy can mean so much to a child and his or her family. As the mother of a child who endured open-heart surgery, I know that these small efforts make a BIG difference. It's true!

My project allows my kids to pay it forward in kindness to other kids who are going through a hard time, along with their families.

My family engagement project is written from the heart, in the name of service to others. Please consider supporting these efforts.

"Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much." - Helen Keller

Mrs. Marciniak
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 28 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Stuffed Animal Dog Plush Toy | Soft Cute Brown Puppy Dog | Softest, Cutest Stuffed Dog Adorable For Dog Themed Bedroom And Sure To Become Your Kids Best Friend • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
GUND Muttsy Dog Stuffed Animal Plush, Beige, 14" • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Aurora World Flopsie Plush Siberian Husky Dog Shadow, 12'' • Amazon Business $13.22 2 $26.44
Nat and Jules Laying Large Bulldog Children's Plush Stuffed Animal Toy • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
GUND Jewel Poppy Puppy Dog Stuffed Animal Plush, Brown, 10" • Amazon Business $21.00 1 $21.00
GUND Randle Bernese Mountain Dog Stuffed Animal Plush, 13" • Amazon Business $18.90 1 $18.90
Bearington Gunner Rottweiler Plush Stuffed Animal Puppy Dog 15” • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Bearington Doodles Labradoodle Plush Stuffed Animal Puppy Dog, 13" • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Bearington Tug Bulldog Plush Stuffed Animal Puppy Dog 13” • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Bearington Pugsly Pug Plush Stuffed Animal Puppy Dog 13” • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Aurora World Inc. 8" Scruff • Amazon Business $8.76 2 $17.52
Nat and Jules Alert Small Husky Dog Children's Plush Stuffed Animal Toy • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Nat and Jules Sitting Small French Bulldog Light Brown And White Children's Plush Stuffed Animal • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Aurora World Flopsie Yorky Dog 12" • Amazon Business $13.02 1 $13.02
Ice King Bear Cute Husky Stuffed Animals - Plush Dog Toy - Free Shape-Shifting • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
Aurora World Flopsie Toy Basset Hound Plush, 12" • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
Aurora World Flopsie 12" Stuffed Bulldog Willis • Amazon Business $10.11 1 $10.11
Aurora 31712 World 8" Charles Plush, Small (6-14"), Brown • Amazon Business $10.01 1 $10.01
Douglas Steward-Australian Shepherd 8" • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Aurora Mini Flopsie 8" BAILIE GOLDEN RETRIEVER DOG • Amazon Business $7.09 1 $7.09
Aurora World Inc. 8" Lil' Lucky • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Aurora World 8" Cami Plush • Amazon Business $6.09 1 $6.09

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