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 »
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

Ms. Paradise from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Bonds By Fighting Dragons

Help me give my students the books and materials to help us learn cooperation and team building through Dungeons & Dragons.

  • $293 goal

This project expired on April 5, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are as diverse as New York City in race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and ability. Our school demographics are sixty-two percent Hispanic, twenty-eight percent black, five percent Asian and three percent white, with over 85% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunches. My students come to school every day from all five boroughs with various needs, persevering against all the challenges life has thrown at them.

I have students who come to school with so little and students coming to school without breakfast and without backpacks.

Some cannot live at home with their parents and some do not even have a place to call home. Our students deal with many challenges including mental health issues, gun violence, and pregnancies. I want to be able to use my time with my students to provide them all with the educational opportunities they deserve.

My Project

School is a place of learning for students, but that learning does not always have to be academic in nature. Students, especially teenagers, are developing their own sense of self and identity, as well as learning social-emotional skills. However, engaging students teaching those skills can sometimes be challenging.

We want to use the cooperative role playing game Dungeons and Dragons to help break down barriers and make learning fun.

This project will allow us to gather enough materials for our students to get started with creating characters and engaging in play. By creating their own characters, students will be able to develop ideas and backgrounds that mean something to them, and have them engage one another. Not only will they be able to use these characters as a way to communicate with one another, they will also have work together to overcome challenges as an adventuring party. Students will need to use skills of cooperation, listening and problem solving as they try to battle the odds and monsters together. Through creative play and communication, students will be learning real life skills.

Ms. Paradise
Grades 9-12
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

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 11 students.

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 Ms. Paradise is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Player's Handbook (Dungeons & Dragons) • Amazon Business $29.95 4 $119.80
Dungeons & Dragons Core Rulebooks Gift Set (Special Foil Covers Edition with Slipcase, Player's Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, Monster Manual, DM Screen) • Amazon Business $81.98 1 $81.98
10 X 7 Polyhedral Dice Set (70 Pieces) for Dungeons and Dragons DND RPG MTG Table Games D4 D6 D8 D10 D% D12 D20 with 10 Pack Black Bags, 10 Colors • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$215.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$249.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.94

Total project goal

$292.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$292.95

1 Donor

-$292.95

Donations toward project cost

-$249.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.94

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":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3457267],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":4657263,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/building-bonds-by-fighting-dragons/4657263/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":11,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Paradise","authorIds":{"3457267":{"owner":"Ms. Paradise","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4657263],"proposalHash":"-1151791436","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3457267_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1454792785384","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20721056,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzQ1NzI2Nw=="],"teacherId":3457267,"schoolCounty":"New York (Manhattan)","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}