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Ms. O'Loughlin-Villa from Gardena CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Green Garden Team to the Rescue!

Help me give my students the garden tools they need to contribute to greening and caring for their campus.

  • $307 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a Title I school in California which means that a majority of students come from homes with limited incomes. It is located in an urban environment. The school is culturally diverse and includes Latino, African-American, and Asian children.

They are working hard and trying to do their best.

They want to learn about the world and themselves. Many of them don't have a lot of exposure to nature or gardening activities. They often don't have a yard or green space at home. I want them to love learning, nature, science, and caring! This year it was great to see students coming up with their own ideas for community service clubs like the graffiti clean-up squad.

My Project

We have a very urban city campus with no grassy areas and only a few planters. Since we're in California, we don't get rain most of the year and it's difficult to keep plants alive. Two years ago we converted the planters into butterfly gardens with milkweed and other butterfly-attracting plants. The children love finding caterpillars, butterflies, and other wildlife.

This year the Green Garden Team of upper grade students took responsibility for watering and helping care for the butterfly garden planters.

They learn responsibility, teamwork, and citizenship while having fun watering and caring for the garden and beautifying the campus. Last year we used empty milk jugs for watering and had few tools for planting and weeding. We'd like to upgrade with better equipment for next year. The students want vests to help keep their clothes clean and show that they are part of the Green Garden Team!

Ms. O'Loughlin-Villa
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Novelty Indoor Watering Can, 1/2 Gallon, Green • Amazon Business $13.42 5 $67.10
SEUROINT 100% Cotton Gloves with PVC Dots, Knit Wrist Breathable Sure-Grip Work, Gardening Gloves, Non Slip 6 Pairs per pack, Medium, Green & Olivine • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
Annymall Kids Garden Tools 3-Piece Set, 8" Metal with Sturdy Wooden Handle Safe Gardening Tools Trowel, Rake & Shovel for Children Kids Beach Sandbox Toy • Amazon Business $9.62 5 $48.10
BlueDot Trading Youth Sports Pinnie Scrimmage Training Vest, Green, 24 Pack • Amazon Business $42.95 1 $42.95

Materials cost

$208.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.04

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$260.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.93

Total project goal

$306.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$306.19

2 Donors

-$154.00

Donations toward project cost

-$130.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.10

match offer

-$152.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$129.36

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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