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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

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.


Ms. Ellis from Champaign IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cool Coding With Dash Robots!

Help me give my students four Dash Robots to learn coding skills.

  • $738 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a diverse background, spanning many different cultures, languages and social and economic conditions. Even though my students come from a variety of different backgrounds, they all share the same desire to learn.

My classroom is full of amazing, bright, inquisitive learners, who are passionate about life and love to help each other experience learning.

My goal is to find a way to engage all of my students where they are, and help them to achieve more than they thought possible. Many come to school without even the most basic of needs being met. However, they are happy, energetic, enthusiastic, caring and curious. Even though my students come from a variety of different backgrounds, they all share the same desire to learn.

My Project

Using Dash Robots in the classroom is an effective way to meet the needs of a diverse group of students. Students will learn the fundamental techniques of coding in a non-threatening environment. They will be part of an encouraging and challenging community where kids can share ideas and build confidence.

Technology engages students that don't always learn in the traditional classroom setting.

By having Dash robots accessible to all, my students will be exposed to the latest technology, even if they do not have much at home. By using a hands-on approach to coding, I will be able to offer my students another way to demonstrate their understanding of the Common Core Standards and be able to understand how technology can help them overcome their disabilities and learning differences.

Ms. Ellis
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Ellis is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonder Workshop - Dash Robot - Turquoise • Best Buy Education $146.99 4 $587.96

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


13 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

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Champaign","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3804416],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3797961,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":325,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Ellis","authorIds":{"3804416":{"owner":"Ms. Ellis","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3797961],"proposalHash":"551512284","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21321254,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["OTg0NDIy","MjUzMTk4Mw==","NTA3NTU=","NjEyMTE5OQ==","NjEyNjk5Ng==","NjA2MDg1Mw==","NjEyMzg3OQ==","NTkzNTkzOA==","NjEyMDc0Mw==","NDQ1MDUzMg==","MzgwNDQxNg==","NjEyNDgzNw==","NjEyNzg4Mw==","MjM1NTE3"],"teacherId":3804416,"schoolCounty":"Champaign","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}