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Ms. Griesinger from Flint MI is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fostering Friendships With Amazing Kids

Help me give my students materials needed to encourage friendships between students with autism and general education peers.

  • $365 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing kids who face many challenges both at home and at school. My students all have various disabilities, but they don't let their disabilities hold them back.

All of my students are unique, but one thing is the same in each of them: they love to learn!

My students come from a variety of backgrounds and face many challenges before even entering our school. We work together every day to overcome those challenges and reach new heights. I work with about 100 special education students every week, reaching kids with various disabilities. My students love to move, explore and play.

My Project

My students work hard to learn all sorts of things every day, but at the end of the day, my biggest goal for each of my students with disabilities is a fulfilling life beyond school. One of the biggest barriers to this, for my students with autism especially, is their difficulty with socialization and making friends. This school year we are expanding our Peer to Peer program that has paired my students with disabilities with general education buddies who model typical behavior and independence throughout the school day. Our program is in full swing and the friendships are blossoming! This program has allowed my students with autism to grow in ways I couldn't have ever imagined, but their general education peers have grown as well!

In the past, my students with disabilities, and their general education peers, didn't have a chance to get to know each other and experience the amazing qualities of each other.

This program has helped foster friendships and we need your help to continue! We meet weekly, both general education and special education students together, to get to know each other through various activities. Some of the best interactions are during our shared snack time! We need your help to re-supply our snack cabinet. We love juice drinks and all sorts of snacks as well as games to play with each other. Your help will support friendships between some absolutely amazing kiddos!

Ms. Griesinger
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Capri Sun Roarin' Flavored Water Beverage, Fruit Punch, 60 Ounce • Amazon Business $3.63 10 $36.30
Capri Sun Juice Drink Blend, Surfer Cooler, 10 Pouches • Amazon Business $3.52 10 $35.20
Crispy Green Freeze-Dried Fruits, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, No Sugar Added, Fruit Variety Pack, 0.36 Ounce (16 Count)(Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $13.64 2 $27.28
Capri Sun Roarin' Waters Flavored Water Beverage, Tropical Fruit, 10 Pouches • Amazon Business $2.49 10 $24.90
Peaceable Kingdom/ Gnomes at Night- A Cooperative Maze Game for Kids! • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Peaceable Kingdom/ Lemonade Shake Up! A Cooperative Game for Kids • Amazon Business $18.94 1 $18.94
Nabisco Peanut Butter Cookies & Crackers Mix, Variety Pack with Ritz Bits Peanut Butter Crackers & Nutter Butter Bites Cookies, 20 Count Individual Snack Bags • Amazon Business $8.83 2 $17.66
Nabisco Mini Cookies Variety Pack with Oreo Mini, Mini Chips Ahoy! & Nutter Butter Bites, 12 Count Individual Snack Bags • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
Handi Snacks Oreo Cookie Sticks 'n Creme Dip, 12 Pack Box, 12.0 Ounce • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
Smartfood White Cheddar Flavored Popcorn, 12 Singles • Amazon Business $4.48 3 $13.44
Keebler, Cookies and Crackers, Variety Pack, 21.2 oz (20 Count) • Amazon Business $6.72 2 $13.44
Teddy Grahams Honey Graham Snack Packs, 12 Count Individual Snack Bags • Amazon Business $4.40 3 $13.20
Hasbro Guess Who? Classic Game • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Combos Variety Pack Fun Size Baked Snacks 0.93-Ounce Bag 12-Count Box • Amazon Business $3.63 2 $7.26
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $6.15 1 $6.15

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