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Mrs. Zahm from Hope Mills NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Brighter Futures for Fantastic Kids

Help me give my students needed materials to help them cope with life such as The Memory Box: A Book About Grief, What Should Danny Do: The Power to Choose, Good Behavior Books, and Coping Skills for Kids.

  • $571 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are the unique and special "Little Tigers" of a PreK-5 elementary school in North Carolina. The students in our school come from many different and diverse types of backgrounds. The school has about 800 students and a high population of military children who are often dealing with deployed parents or parents away from home. The school also has a high population of children living in poverty. All the children at the school are very special and loved so much!

My Project

As half of the 2018-2019 school year has passed, I have assessed my school counseling notes to see what the biggest needs for the children at our school are. The children have a wide variety of needs especially working on dealing with grief, coping skills for life's hard situations, books on making good choices, and books on things not to do (such as no biting, no yelling, etc.). I also need sensory materials to use when working with children with Autism. I also need materials to help promote positivity in the lives of children who are living in hard times.

Mental health, an essential part of children's overall health, has a complex interactive relationship with their physical health and their ability to succeed in school, at work and in society.

All of the materials I am requesting in this project will be used to better the mental health of children in grades PreK-5.

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

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This project will reach 800 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Good Behavior Board Books • Amazon Business $49.70 1 $49.70
ArtCreativity Classic Pin Art Game Set Pin Art Toy for Autistic Kids-Includes Large (5” x 7”) and Small (3.5” x 5”) Boards- Hours of Fun - Durable- Nice Decoration- Best Gift for Kids or Adults • Amazon Business $22.97 1 $22.97
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $17.43 1 $17.43
Coping Skills for Kids Workbook: Over 75 Coping Strategies to Help Kids Deal with Stress, Anxiety and Anger • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Forever Friends Club : A children’s story book about how to make friends, feeling good about yourself, displaying positive emotions, feelings for love and acceptance and social skills. • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $16.81 1 $16.81
Educational Insights EI-1930 Playfoam Go! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Warrior Workbook: A Guide for Conquering Your Worry Monster • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
The Memory Box: A Book About Grief • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01
Stress Balls Puffer Stress Relief Toys Value Assortment Bulk 1 Dozen Stress Relax Toy Balls, Squeeze Ball Puffer Ball Assortment Most Popular Selection of Hand Exercise Balls & Therapy Balls • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Little Girls Can Be Mean: Four Steps to Bully-proof Girls in the Early Grades • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Today I'm a Monster • Amazon Business $13.34 1 $13.34
Teacher Peach Sensory Stress Balls for Anxiety, and ADHD, Stress Relief Toy for Men, Women, Kids, and Adults, Teal 3 Pack • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Motivational Positive Lunch Box Notes for Children - Daily Inspirational Affirmations for Kids - Inspirational Cards - Encouragement Cards for Kids - Happy Notes for School Children - Pack of 32 Cards • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Teacher Peach Stress Relief Balls, Cute Fidget Toys for Kids, Teens, and Adults, Perfect Motivational Gift for Women - Pink 3 Pack • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Teacher Peach Anti Stress Ball Assortment, Stress Relief Toys for Kids, Teens, and Adults, Idea for School Teachers, Parents, and Nurses - Purple 3 Pack • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Magic Hat Shop • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
I Believe in Myself (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 6) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
I Will Be Okay (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Zetta the Poinsettia • Amazon Business $11.31 1 $11.31
What If Everybody Said That? • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Lunch Box Notes for Kids - 60 Cute Inspirational and Motivational Thinking of You Cards for Boys & Girls Lunchbox • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
Voices Are Not for Yelling (Best Behavior) • Amazon Business $10.15 1 $10.15
The Friendly Swede Hand Grip Strengthening Stress Relief Therapy Squishy Balls - Set of 3 Finger Resistance Exercise Squeeze Eggs (Extra Small) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
bloom daily planners Lunch Box Note Card Deck - Cute Sentimental Quote Cards for Kids - Set of Thirty 3" x 3" Cards - Assorted Designs • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Worry Says What? • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Using My Inside Voice • Amazon Business $8.78 1 $8.78

Materials cost

$416.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.46

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$484.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.56

Total project goal

$570.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$570.41

2 Donors

-$197.00

Donations toward project cost

-$191.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.25

match offer

-$344.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$293.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$28.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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