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
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
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. Robbins from Glendale AZ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Critical Thinkers With Chess

My students need 5 chess boards and 10 beginning chess books.

  • $311 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What makes my students special? Everything about them is special! My students enter the classroom every morning looking forward to learning something new. Their interests vary from science to sports to super heroes. But they especially enjoy playing games that require critical thinking.

My students' circumstances do not define them!

We are an urban school that serve students whose parents have immigrated from countries that range from Eastern Europe to South America. As diverse as our student population is, our parents all share the same hopes, dreams and aspirations for their children- to become productive members of society.

My Project

I have requested 5 chess boards and 10 beginning chess books to start a chess club for my second graders. My second graders have demonstrated an interest in playing games and solving puzzles that require higher order thinking.

So, what better way to foster critical thinking than by learning to play chess?

Giving my students an additional avenue for developing their critical thinking and problem solving skills by learning to play chess will be a welcome educational tool in our classroom. Critical thinking and problem solving are skills that will allow my students to succeed in school, and later in life.

Ms. Robbins
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 20 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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

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. Robbins is requesting.

See our finances


You can start a project with the same resources being requested here!

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chess Armory 15" Wooden Chess Set with Felted Game Board Interior for Storage • Amazon Business $26.99 5 $134.95
Chess: How to Play Chess for (Absolute) Beginners • Amazon Business $9.97 5 $49.85
Chess for Kids • Amazon Business $6.14 5 $30.70

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


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


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":"Glendale","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3532851],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"AZ","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3166175,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","eligibleToBeCopied":false,"mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":20,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Robbins","isEquityFocus":true,"authorIds":{"3532851":{"owner":"Ms. Robbins","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3166175],"proposalHash":"-2086051452","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20737104,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTI3OTM4OA==","NTA2MzQ0MA==","NjIyNDg=","MTEzMTA3Nw==","NTI3ODI1Ng==","NTEzMzU3NQ==","MTIwNDkxOQ=="],"teacherId":3532851,"schoolCounty":"Maricopa","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"AZ","name":"Arizona"}}