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Ms. Hall from Austintown OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Our World

Help me give my students LEGO bricks they can use to build multicultural and diverse communities.

  • $575 goal

This project expired on November 23, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are between the ages of 3 and 5. They are energetic, adventurous and curious. Their joy is genuine and their laughter is contagious. They are at a precious and very critical age. Their experience in preschool will impact how they feel about school for the rest of their lives.

I work for a program in which 90% of the families we service are from low-income households and many have been exposed to some form of childhood trauma.

We know through research that these early years are the most crucial years for brain development and learning. This is why It is so important to me to provide my students with fun and engaging learning experiences that will help build and strengthen both cognitive and social-emotional skills.

My Project

The materials requested will be used to help children explore the world and its diverse cultures as well as introduce classmates to their world, and all through play.

Wouldn't it be nice to build the perfect world?

With these LEGO materials, my students will be able to do just that. To a preschooler, their world is only as big as the environment around them. The only culture they know, is their own. It is so important for them to share their cultures with others, but to also learn about the cultures of others. The children will be able to use the LEGO kits to build homes and communities. They will be able to use the animals of the world to pretend to visit other countries. They can identify with the LEGO world people by finding one that matches their skin color. They can pretend to be any of the community helpers that they choose to be, despite race or gender. The community helper set will show them that a girl can be a firefighter and a boy can be a teacher.

Please help me give my students these LEGO materials so that they can "build" a diverse world bigger than the one they have been exposed to.

Ms. Hall
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
XL Bulk Set • LEGO Education $216.95 1 $216.95
Wild Animal Set • LEGO Education $89.95 1 $89.95
Community People Set • LEGO Education $69.95 1 $69.95
World People Set • LEGO Education $59.95 1 $59.95

Materials cost

$436.80

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$488.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.18

Total project goal

$574.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$574.53

1 Donor

-$288.00

Donations toward project cost

-$244.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.20

match offer

-$286.53

Match offer toward project cost

-$243.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.98

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$0.00

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