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

Growing Minds and Financial Literacy

Help me give my students a garden stand to grow a traditional soil based garden and teach my students financial literacy.

  • $565 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 for success.

My Project

My students, along with the special education students, will be growing fresh vegetables using different methods of gardening. They will be using this stand to grow plants using the traditional soil and water method. Students will harvest our crop and then use some of the vegetables to learn how to cook healthy meals while the rest will be sold at our corner market. They will learn about financial literacy in the process. They will have to look at the overhead and compare it to the profits and determine if the margins are where they need to be. If not they will have to think of ways to increase our profit margin. All profits will be used to continue to run out corner market.

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

Equity Focus

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

This project will reach 150 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GrowLab II Indoor Garden, Small • Carolina Biological Supply Company $403.20 1 $403.20

Materials cost

$403.20

Vendor shipping charges

$40.32

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$479.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.63

Total project goal

$564.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$564.20

4 Donors

-$281.00

Donations toward project cost

-$241.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.45

match offer

-$280.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$238.02

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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