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Mrs. DiCarlo from Hazleton PA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Healthier Every Day

Help me give my students the garden tools, vegetable and fruit seeds necessary for growing a vertical garden.

  • $386 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Title I school where 100 percent of my students receive a free lunch. Many of my students do not have the best home life, yet they come to school with a positive attitude, hoping to learn and create a better future for themselves. I teach at a career center where students learn better kinesthetically so I’d like to be able to engage them with more labs rather than worksheets. They are hard workers and deserve every opportunity at success.

My Project

I teach in a career center where students learn best through hands on activities. I currently teach biology and will be teaching a botany class next semester. Throughout the semester special education students join my class to run different experiments and laboratories.

Instead of teaching students about photosynthesis and cellular respiration through worksheets, I can teach them through laboratories and experiments utilizing our gardens.

My students will also learn about nutrition and how to cook healthy meals using the fresh vegetables from our gardens. I currently have 3 vertical gardens and now need the supplies to start growing my plants. This project will supply me with the seeds and dirt as well as the gardening tools to start growing.

Mrs. DiCarlo
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BUTTERFLY LOVE 8 Piece Garden Hand Tools Set with Heavy Duty Cast Aluminum Heads Ergonomic Handles-Gardening Kits with Gloves and Tote Bag for Women • Amazon Business $31.99 3 $95.97
Miracle-Gro Expand 'N Gro Potting Soil 0.33 CF • Amazon Business $14.99 6 $89.94
Scuddles Garden Tools Set - 8 Piece Heavy Duty Gardening tools With Storage Organizer, Ergonomic Hand Digging Weeder, Rake, Shovel, Trowel, Sprayer, Gloves Gift for Men & Women • Amazon Business $26.99 3 $80.97
Set of 30 Pack Vegetable Seeds! 30 Varieties! Create a Deluxe Garden! All Seeds are Heirloom, 100% Non-GMO! by Black Duck Brand 30 Different Varieties • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
10,000 Seed Lot - 30 Vegetable & Fruit Variety Pack - Survival Non-gmo Varieties • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49

Materials cost

$293.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$327.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.84

Total project goal

$385.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$385.60

8 Donors

-$378.15

Donations toward project cost

-$323.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.07

match offer

-$5.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$4.68

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.82

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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