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Dr. Zapata from San Francisco CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Counseling Care Packages for SFUSD Students

Help me give my students art supplies, kinetic materials, and activities for virtual counseling

  • $2,911 goal

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My Students

There are hundreds of students in SFUSD who receive school-based counseling through the department of special education. This counseling work is provided by school psychologists and focuses on a variety of topics, including: Self-advocacy and assertiveness, coping with anxiety, depression, and trauma, promotion of positive peer and adult relationships, academic motivation, initiation, and perseverance, and identity as a learner/student, friend, future employee/professional, and future citizen.

My Project

SFUSD, among many school districts, is transitioning to online learning. This transition also includes virtual counseling (telecounseling), which will be taking place over the phone or through video platforms like Zoom.

Counseling with our students, who range in age from about 5 to 22, is generally supplemented by art activities, interactive games, and other kinetic manipulatives.

Given that many students prefer to express themselves using open-ended and indirect means, these counseling materials are considered to be essential for some of the work we do.

Many of our students and their families do not have the resources to prioritize buying games and art supplies at this time. In response, a few school psychologists are mobilizing to raise funds to create “counseling care packages” to send to many of our students for whom this would be appropriate and beneficial to continued counseling services.

Dr. Zapata
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
XYTMY 8 Pack Bulk Journals A5 PU Leather Colorful Writing Notebook Journal Set Wide Ruled for College Students School Office( Random Color) • Amazon Business $36.99 16 $591.84
Canson (100510941) XL Series Watercolor Pad, 9" x 12", Fold-over cover, 30 Sheets • Amazon Business $5.97 60 $358.20
Crayola Bulk Colored Pencils, Pre-sharpened, Back to School Supplies, 12 Assorted Colors, Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $41.96 4 $167.84
Color & Frame Coloring Book - In the Forest • Amazon Business $6.28 25 $157.00
Mesh Bags 20 Pieces Toy Storage Organization Mesh Organizer Bags Washable Reusable Mesh Produce Bags 5 Large 8 Medium 7 Small for Playroom Organization Game Pieces Toys (Blue, Green, Red) • Amazon Business $17.96 6 $107.76
Boley 12 Pack Stress Relief Toys - Latex-Free Assorted Squishy Stress Ball Set - Stress Relief Sensory Toy for Relieving Tension and Fidget Play - ADHD / Anxiety Aid for Kids, Teens, and Adults • Amazon Business $19.99 5 $99.95
Crayola Crayons Bulk, Back to School Supplies, 24 Box Classpack, 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $33.27 3 $99.81
Rhode Island Novelty 2.25 Inch x 3.5 Inch Playing Cards, 24 Packs • Amazon Business $16.99 5 $84.95
ARTEZA Coloring Book for Adults, Floral Designs, 72 Sheets, 100 lb, 6.4x6.4 Inches, for Anxiety, Stress Relief & Relaxing, Detachable Pages • Amazon Business $8.81 9 $79.29
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 3 $74.97
S&S Worldwide 43261-26426 Watercolor Mega Pack (Pack of 36) • Amazon Business $31.63 2 $63.26
Color Swell Washable Markers Bulk Pack 18 Boxes of 8 Vibrant Colors (144 Total) Perfect for Kids, Parties, Classrooms • Amazon Business $29.24 2 $58.48
Adult Coloring Books Super Set -- 11 Deluxe Coloring Books for Adults and Teens • Amazon Business $18.95 3 $56.85
Brain Stress Reliever – Pack of 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $10.95 5 $54.75
I Am Confident, Brave & Beautiful: A Coloring Book for Girls • Amazon Business $6.80 6 $40.80
120 Pack Journal Planner Pens Colored Pens Set, 100 Colors 0.4mm Fineliner Fine Point Pens with 20 Different Stencils for Bullet Journaling Writing Note Taking Calendar Agenda Adult Coloring • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Mega Pencil Assortment (250 Bulk set of Number 2 Pencils) School and Classroom Supplies • Amazon Business $34.75 1 $34.75
Darice 100-Piece Premium Quality Tissue Gift Wrapping Paper Crafts, Packing and More, 20 x 26 inches (100 Sheets), Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $9.68 3 $29.04
Mydio Set of 24 Emoji Stress Balls Stress Reliver Party Favor Soft PU Emoji Ball Assorted Colors Random Pattern Party Toys Kids Play Ball Tent Ball Toddler Ball 24 Pack • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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