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 »
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.

  • $365 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Will You Support Our Classroom?

My students need hands on materials, like letter sound tubs, letter stamps and a letter sorting kit, to facilitate their learning of the alphabet and the letter sounds.

My Students

"A told B and B told C, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree." I want my students to climb to the top of the alphabet tree by mastering the alphabet and the letter sounds. For that to happen, we need materials beyond worksheets and pencils. We need fun and exciting manipulatives to use!

I have 24 kindergarten cuties in an inner city charter school in Ohio.

They are excited and energetic and ready to learn and become future leaders of tomorrow. Our school is 100% free and reduced lunch and breakfast, and often times, our families struggle to meet the daily needs of the students, let alone the extra costs to further their education. As a charter school, our budget for materials is small, and in an attempt to make the most of our money, materials are purchased that can be used across grades. My students don't NEED these materials, but I can only imagine the way their faces would light up if they had the chance to learn through play with these manipulatives. Not to mention the way their learning would expand exponentially.

My Project

Can you imagine being 5 years old and going into a brightly colored classroom and seeing all kinds of hands-on centers with fun "toys" that you got to explore and touch? Who wouldn't be excited to work, play and learn? These materials will provide endless opportunities to scaffold students' learning all throughout the year, both in whole group, small group and individualized education plans. Students will have opportunities to use these materials in center work and as they master one skill related to the materials, they will move into learning a new one! They will recognize letters, identify sounds, match letters and sounds, create words and sentences and so much more!

I have seen the faces of these children light up over the gift of a simple book.

I have watched their excitement and exuberance over a bag of brand new sharp crayons. These materials will be used the entire year and for years to come with future students. To provide my students with these "extra" materials would simply melt my heart and support my dream of giving these children every single opportunity the educational world has to offer.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC856 - Alphabet Sounds Teaching Tubs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
JJ117 - Alphabet Sorting Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.95 1 $39.95
LA627 - Teaching Tubs Storage Rack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
ED1471 - Rubber Stamps - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
LA712 - Bright Giant Washable Color Ink Pads - 5-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


6 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

Project Activity

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
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Dayton","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1685169],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OH","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1067566,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":24,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Haight","authorIds":{"1685169":{"owner":"Ms. Haight","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1067566],"proposalHash":"-243583223","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":273532,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTk5NDkyMw==","MTU0NTM=","MTU4ODE4Ng==","MTk5NTIyMg==","MTk5NTQxMg==","MTg5MjQ4OA==","MTIyOTE4"],"teacherId":1685169,"schoolCounty":"Montgomery","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OH","name":"Ohio"}}