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Mr. Coffey from Yonkers NY is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Field Trip to the American Museum of Natural History

My science students need funding for a trip to the American Museum of Natural History in NYC.

  • $457 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I work at a special education school, servicing emotionally disturbed, learning disabled, and other special education classified students. Our students come from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Over 95% of the student body is eligible for free lunch and over 90% receive public assistance. The school’s ethnicity is as follows: 60% Hispanic, 30% African American, 8% Caucasian, and 2% Asian. These factors come together and place our children at a huge disadvantage, but we are committed to providing them with a rigorous academic and therapeutic program. I teach science to these special needs students, and would like to provide them with an opportunity to visit the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. We are requesting funding for the SuperSaver tickets, which includes admission to the museum and Rose Center for Earth and Space, plus all special exhibitions, IMAX films, and the Hayden Planetarium Space Show. Having been to the museum, I have seen the incredible exhibits on display, and I find the planetarium show to be particularly impressive. For a typical school trip, parents would be asked to provide funds for their children. However, most of my students live in poverty, and their families are unable to reach into their own pockets. We strive to provide our students with as many experiences as possible, regardless of their financial situations. Some of my students have expressed interest in studying various scientific disciplines in college, and I think a trip to this awesome museum would solidify their interest in the field. Thank you so much for considering my wonderful science students!

Mr. Coffey
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Destination Partipants Total
American Museum of Natural History in NYC
(Admission to the Museum and Rose Center for Earth and Space, plus all special exhibitions, IMAX films, and the Hayden Planetarium Space Show)
8 students & 2 teachers $360.00

Trip cost

$360.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$374.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.19

Total project goal

$456.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$456.59

4 Donors

-$228.29

Donations toward project cost

-$187.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.09

match offer

-$228.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$187.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.09

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$0.00

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