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.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Spahn from Oregon City OR is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy for Independence and Success

My students need books, board games, interactive tablet games, and play money to support balanced budgeting and financial literacy.

  • $492 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Welcome to our middle school classroom! We are an energetic class where the students love to explore new ideas and concepts. We spend our days exploring and learning about reading, math, and STEM activities. When we walk through the door to class, we are one as a school family.

In our class, we work together to have fun, make mistakes, and learn!

We come from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of world experiences. We use flexible seating and grouping to make accessing knowledge more ergonomic and personally productive. As we navigate middle school, we are learning to work together, learn from each other, and understand the similarities and differences that make us all unique.

My Project

We live in a digital world where people shop and pay their bills online with virtual money. Even when we go to the store, more often than not, people pay with debit or credit cards. Students today have little experience with tangible cash money. It is something that is virtual and rarely seen. Students in my classroom are studying about financial responsibility and hard work to earn what you need. We have classroom jobs where students earn a weekly paycheck. They then pay for their basic needs within the classroom, such as rent for their desk and utilities. Once they have paid their bills, students can choose to use what remains of their paycheck at our classroom store or save it to purchase something bigger.

My students need books and games to support learning financial responsibility as well as how to invest money in stocks, bonds, IRA's, business ventures, and other means of using money wisely to make more money.

Using different books, we will learn how to manage a budget and begin the exploration into investing money. We will continue with different classroom board games to support saving and spending money, as well as how and when to invest. My students will be able to experience running a restaurant using the Osmo Pizza Company game, where they will get to experience leadership and financial management opportunities in a combined hands-on and virtual world. Together, we will learn to be the responsible financial leaders and investors of the future.

Mrs. Spahn
Grades 6-8
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 Mrs. Spahn is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Osmo Pizza Co. Game + Genius Kit for iPad • Amazon Business $139.98 1 $139.98
JJ664 - Elementary Calendar Math Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
Learning Resources Buy It Right Shopping Game • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
LC1279 - The Allowance Game® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Go! Stock! Go!: A Stock Market Guide for Enterprising Children and their Curious Parents* • Amazon Business $16.63 1 $16.63
Learning Resources Money Bags Coin Value Game • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
It's Not Fair!: A Book About Having Enough (Generous Kids) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Resources Money Activity Set, 102 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.68 1 $14.68
Marvels Of Money for kids: Five fully illustrated stories about money and financial decisions for life • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
The Wrong Shoes: A Book About Money and Self-Esteem (Generous Kids) • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
Once Upon a Dime: A Math Adventure (Charlesbridge Math Adventures) • Amazon Business $7.46 1 $7.46
Net Worth, the FUN Money Game • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94

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":"Oregon City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2956208],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OR","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3564668,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":16,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Spahn","authorIds":{"2956208":{"owner":"Mrs. Spahn","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3564668],"proposalHash":"-546270682","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20593758,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDE2ODc2","NTY2NTk2Nw==","NjQzNDg3","MjAyOTA5MA==","MjAxODY0NQ==","MzM0NjY1OA==","MTE2Njc0Nw==","NTAwMDgwNg==","MTIyMjk5Ng==","MjY0NDAzMg==","NTQ5NTYz","NDI3ODE4OQ==","Mjk1NjIwOA==","NTI4NDI3MQ=="],"teacherId":2956208,"schoolCounty":"Clackamas","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OR","name":"Oregon"}}