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
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
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.

Mrs. Anderson from Independence MO is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Breakout Boxes

My students need toolboxes, UV lights, and an assortment of locks to make breakout boxes to that we can participate in breakout challenge activities that will encourage cooperative problem-solving and leadership.

  • $245 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from an urban area just outside of a major city. The majority of my students qualify for free and reduced price lunch, and we have to find creative ways to supply what we need for projects and activities. Many of my students come from limited life experiences and many have never traveled outside of the metropolitan area.

Our student population is very diverse.

They come from a variety of races and religions, and many speak more than one language.

My Project

My project is to make breakout boxes for my classroom. Breakout boxes require the students to work together to "break-in" to a box using a combination of locks. Clues are hidden throughout the room and in resources that the students are given.

I plan on hiding the clues in primary source documents that relate to our study of American history.

By analyzing the documents in a fun way the students will be more likely to really examine the documents for meaning.

These breakout boxes can be reused for every unit we are studying. My hope is that we can get enough of the materials that the boxes can be used with a small group where each student has a chance to help solve the puzzle.

Mrs. Anderson
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 160 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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

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. Anderson is requesting.

See our finances


You can start a project with the same resources being requested here!

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KSEIBI 2211050 Small Portable Hand Tool Box Steel Rust Proof Lock Portable Tool Storage (13 Inch) • Amazon Business $10.39 3 $31.17
Wordlock PL-004-BK 5-Dial Combination Padlock, Black • Amazon Business $9.50 3 $28.50
Jssmst GB001bl-s Locking Small Steel Cash Box with Money Tray,Lock Box,Black Small • Amazon Business $9.39 3 $28.17
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Speed Dial Combination Lock, 2-1/8 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1500iD • Amazon Business $7.82 3 $23.46
FortLocks Padlock Set - 4 Digit Combination Lock for Gym Outdoor & School Locker, Fence, Case & Shed – Heavy Duty Resettable Set Your Own Combo – Waterproof (Orange, 4 Pack) • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Findway 5 UV Ultra Violet Blacklight 9 LED Flashlight Torch Light Outdoors • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Master Lock Lockout Hasp, Vinyl Coated Steel Hasp, 1 in. Jaw Clearance, 420 • Amazon Business $3.90 3 $11.70
Yuauy 3 pcs Black Resettable 3 Dial Digit Combination new design Password Padlock Code Lock for Suitcase Luggage Travel Backpack Baggage • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
4X UV Light Pen Invisible Ink Security Magic Marker, Accmor Pen with Built in Ultra Violet LED Light • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


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":"Independence","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[985307],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MO","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3074049,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","eligibleToBeCopied":false,"mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":160,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Anderson","isEquityFocus":false,"authorIds":{"985307":{"owner":"Mrs. Anderson","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3074049],"proposalHash":"184828769","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20768209,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTE5MzE5MQ==","MjY3NDY2NQ==","NDkwNDU4OA==","OTg1MzA3","NTE5Mjk1Mw=="],"teacherId":985307,"schoolCounty":"Jackson","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MO","name":"Missouri"}}