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Mrs. Ballenger from Cincinnati OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Community Helpers

Help me give my students information about the community that we live in.

  • $190 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year the majority of my students are encountering their first time in a school setting. They are coming from a low-income area of Ohio. They need a lot of one-on-one help, as they are three to five years old, and some are students with learning disabilities.

My students are very energetic and eager to learn, and they have a lot of fun doing it!

With every lesson taught, the students are expanding their minds. I have many students that will be going on to kindergarten next year, and I plan to have them equipped with all the skills that they need to be successful in their academic careers.

My Project

Each year, I give a three week lesson on community helpers; we visit the library, have a police officer visit, and sometimes we go to the fire station.

With these materials, I will be able to support facts about our trips around the community.

The mail carrier costume will be a big hit in my room. We already have a mailbox, but what’s a mail carrier without the uniform? We always read a book called Trashy Town and the kids adore it. Having the trash truck will be an added bonus. Also, the book about recycling trash will give the students a new way of looking at trash. I will also be able to incorporate trash art in our theme with this book.

Thank you for your interest in my project!

Mrs. Ballenger
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC801 - Mail Carrier Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
TR327 - Load-It-Up Recycling Truck • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT748 - Let’s Talk! Police Officer Community Helper Puppet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
TT744 - Let’s Talk! Chef Community Helper Puppet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
FK224 - Giant Fire Truck Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
PP204 - Community Helpers Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
Magic Trash • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80

Materials cost

$128.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$160.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.35

Total project goal

$189.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$189.02

1 Donor

-$95.00

Donations toward project cost

-$80.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

match offer

-$94.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$79.92

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.10

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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