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  • $651 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Bost
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 14 donors
  • $0 still needed

Building Bridges and Breaking Barriers - Celebrating Black History Month

Help me give my students the opportunity to discover more about their own unique history by sharing artifacts, stories, traditions, customs and achievements of others by honoring the past and inspiring the future.

My Students

My students are the future. Many come from humble beginnings, but many are blessed with gifts, hopes & dreams that will lead them to success. Their "success will be measured not so much by the position that they achieved, but by the obstacles that they've overcome while trying to succeed" (B. Washington). They should be given a chance to learn about Mandela who believed "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." They should be given the chance to grow up learning that "Black History is American History" & should also "Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations" (Dr. Jemison). They should be encouraged to discover that "It isn't where you come from, it's where you're going that counts" (E. Fritzgerald). They should also know that "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience & the passion to reach for the stars to change the world" (H. Tubman). Barack Obama once said, "Change will not come if we wait for some other person or other time. We're the ones; we've been waiting for. We're the change we seek." I see my students as game changers.

My Project

For Black History Month, we like to bring the whole community together in our school by creating a living museum full of artifacts. While exploring our exhibits, children & adults can learn together about the influences, the opposition & the actions of African Americans. It is a chance for people to gain knowledge about their past history, origins & cultures. Ultimately, it is a time to celebrate the true goal of education which brings intelligence & character together.

It is a chance to appreciate the struggle... "without struggle, there is no progress" (Douglass).

We will use the materials to enhance our living museum exhibits to celebrate a diverse group of game changers.

We are rooted in our past and inspiring the future.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Toca T2151G Fiberglass Shekere • Amazon Business $69.11 1 $69.11
African Drum, Hand-Carved Bongo Congo Djembe Drum 9.5'' x 20'' Mahogany Goatskin Drumhead for Children Starter Beginners(Red) • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
All Seas Imports Gorgeous Set of (3) Hand Chiseled Wood African Style Wall Decor Masks • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Personalized Unique Birthday Gift Ideas, Best Friend Gifts Top Stocking Stuffer Christmas Gifts, Kalimba 17 Key Thumb Piano Musical Instrument Gift Finger Piano Mbira with Study Guide • Amazon Business $28.88 1 $28.88
Ambesonne African Decor Tapestry, Abstract Art Style Africa Map on Ethnic Carpet Background Illustration, Wall Hanging Bedroom Living Room Dorm, 60WX40L Inches, Black Orange • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Black History Month Posters 3 Pack Muhammad Ali Poster Quote Boxing Sports Quotes Classroom Posters Growth Mindset Teacher Decorations Wall Art African American Art Black Art Wall Art PP05 • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
OMA Giraffe Mask African Safari Jungle Wall Hanging Decor Hand Painted, Federal (TM) Brand • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
All Smiles Ethnic African Decor Throw Pillow Covers Cases Decorative Africa Print Outdoor Cushion Home Décorations 18"x18" Set of 4 for Sofa Couch Living Room Bedding • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Makkrom Mens Dashiki Floral African Tribel V Neck Short Sleeve T Shirt Blouse Tops • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
Black History Month African American Mathematicians T-Shirt • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Best of Ladysmith Black mambazo • Amazon Business $17.81 1 $17.81
I Am My Ancestors Wildest Dreams Shirt Black Women Girls • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Music With Soul - Chart Topping Hits Celebrating Black History Month • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Wooden Percussion 3 Piece Set Frog, Cricket and Owl, 3 Inches • Amazon Business $15.57 1 $15.57
Meinl Percussion RS1BK-S 16" Small Bamboo Rain Stick with Sustaining Trickle Effect and Hand Painted Design • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Kla Kla Rhythm Shaker from Ghana, West Africa • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
KlubKool - Dashiki Shirt Tribal African Caftan Boho Unisex Top Shirt (White/Light Blue,Medium) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
African Sistrum Rattle - Bottle Cap Fork Shaker Tambourine • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Nelson Mandela 6 - NEW Famous Person Poster • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Jimi Hendrix Quote Poster Black History Month Posters Wall Art Music Quotes Cool Woodstock 1969 Teaching Decorations Jimmy Classic Rock Decor Black Decoration Teacher Decoration Mindsets Legend P039 • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Muhammad Ali Poster Quote Boxing Black History Month Posters Sports Quotes Decorations Growth Mindset Décor Learning Classroom Teachers Decoration Educational Teaching Supplies Black Wall Art P046 • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Music of Africa • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98

Materials cost

$483.84

Vendor shipping charges

$31.46

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$552.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.51

Total project goal

$650.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$650.07

12 Donors

-$509.38

Donations toward project cost

-$432.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.40

Matching donations from our partners

-$140.68

Match offers toward project cost

-$119.58

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 250 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by An anonymous classroom supporter and 13 other donors.

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