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.


Mrs. Holstein from Geneva IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Everyone at Any Age Can Be a Leader!

Help me give my students the tools to lead by example with our friends with disabilities in our school community.

  • $250 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students crave opportunities to lead. We took over our Student Council Program a year ago. The students would work on a community service project every couple of months. We thought - Do they even know what community means? Do they know what service means? We decided to expand our programming. Think of Student Council 2.0. We believe that everyone can be a leader, at any age, if given the training and skills to succeed. Only being a year into the new program, we are having the great problem of not being to keep up the interest of our students. Our most important project involved building friendships with our peers with disabilities. We meet once a month to foster authentic relationships and build empathy skills.

My Project

Our Student Leadership Team meets monthly with students from our community with disabilities. We form friendships with them that focus on building empathy in our leaders.

The student leaders are truly inspirational!

They want to learn about what our new friends CAN do and create fun activities to do together. These requested materials would help build our students’ social-emotional skills as well as their leadership skills. The games and activities we are requesting will be fun and educational to play as we learn new inclusion skills and play with our new friends. The art supplies, construction paper, and scissors will be used to do fun things together.

Our students have the passion, the time and energy to fulfill their goals. The resources you could provide would allow them to spend time building those important relationships and skills.

At the end of the school year, the students create a movie about their friendship with our students with disabilities and host a special night that allows our new friends to be STARS.

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

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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 Mrs. Holstein is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Emotion Sorting Boxes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96
Bullies, Victims & Bystanders Board Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.26 1 $33.26
Construction Paper Assorted Pack 12" x 18" (700 Sheets) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $27.86 1 $27.86
Scissor Stand with Scissors Combo Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.46 1 $22.46
Understanding Differences (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.56 1 $21.56
Shadow Catcher Lights - Set of 3 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $20.66 1 $20.66
Friends & Neighbors: The Helping Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 1 $17.96

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


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations 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":"Geneva","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6152574],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4401655,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":60,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Holstein","authorIds":{"6152574":{"owner":"Mrs. Holstein","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4401655],"proposalHash":"850902540","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21331833,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":6152574,"schoolCounty":"Kane","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}