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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
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.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Batdorf from Columbus OH is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Birthday Blowout

My students need birthday cards, birthday pencils, and birthday candles to celebrate their special day!

  • $327 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in an urban middle School in the city of Columbus. One of our goals for this year is to increase community involvement and a sense of pride in our school.

We want to be a school that is known for excellence.

We want our students to see what they can truly do with the talents and skills that they have. We want our families to feel welcome in our building and to feel like they are a valuable asset to our school community.

My Project

My students should know that they are important to our school community and we want to celebrate and honor their special day. Each student will receive a signed birthday card from their teaching team and a pencil to go with it. The birthday candles will be for a small celebration for the student at lunch. We will purchase individual cupcakes and other snacks to go with this project. We will buy the snacks as the year progresses to ensure freshness and to make sure we can meet all of the dietary needs of our incoming students.

I don't want any of my students to have their birthday go by without anyone celebrating it.

We see several types of student situations at our school. Many of our students are fortunate enough to come from wonderful families. Unfortunately, not all of our students have someone at home that can meet their needs. Our local paper just recently published statistics about the opioid epidemic in our area. Our zip code currently has the highest amount of opioid deaths in the area. Of course, all of this impacts all of my students. Even students that have truly dedicated families are forced to fight to regain control of their area. Our families have pride in the area and they want to see changes. It is my hope that a simple gesture like acknowledging a student's birthday will make them feel valued. I know that there are substantial problems and a birthday card won't solve all of them. I do believe, however, that creating an inclusive school where everyone feels valued encourages learning and growth, and hopefully success, too.

Mrs. Batdorf
Grades 6-8
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

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

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. Batdorf is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
It's Your Birthday - 144 Birthday Cards - 6 Designs - Blank Cards - Yellow Envelopes Included • Amazon Business $35.14 4 $140.56
Geddes Happy Birthday Pencil Assortment , Set of 144 (66273) • Amazon Business $17.49 4 $69.96
Birthday Candles, Polka Dot Stars, Set of 6 Packs • Amazon Business $8.39 4 $33.56

Materials cost

$244.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$277.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.01

Total project goal

$326.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$326.75

2 Donors

-$194.47

Donations toward project cost

-$191.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

match offer

-$101.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$86.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.22

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.79

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Columbus","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[239996],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OH","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3362558,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":1,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/birthday-blowout/3362558/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":560,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Batdorf","authorIds":{"239996":{"owner":"Mrs. Batdorf","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3362558],"proposalHash":"-1846611224","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp239996_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1470931258939","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":33339,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":249,"proposalURL":"project/everyone-can-jam/5490784/","proposalTitle":"Everyone Can Jam","proposalId":5490784},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjM5OTk2","MzA4NTMzOA==","NTYyNzY3Ng=="],"teacherId":239996,"schoolCounty":"Franklin","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OH","name":"Ohio"}}