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Ms. Hasan from Philadelphia PA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student-led project

Help The Green Team Make A Clean Sweep!

We need rolling trashcans, trashbags, walkie-talkies, dustpans and brooms for the "Green Team" to clean our school yard and neighborhood.

  • $766 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

About My Students

We are a school in Philadelphia that serves a diverse population of students. In fact, our students speak more than 30 languages and we learn from all the cultures that make up our student body. Many of our students are immigrants who are experiencing school in America for the first time while learning English.

Our 7th grade STEM class is participating in a program called, "Global Scholars," where we talk, learn and collaborate about sustainability and our environment with students from all over the world. We created the "Green Team" to apply what we are learning while caring for our schoolyard and surrounding neighborhood.

In the neighborhood where our school is located, litter is a persistent problem. When we first created the "Green Team," students cast doubt that their actions would even make a difference. However, after a year together, one student remarked that "I realized it's not just one person making a lot of litter... It's a lot of people throwing just a little bit of trash on the ground." All the students reported littering less and telling a friend why they should not litter.

This project is an important way to teach students how to care for their neighborhood and empower them to solve problems in their own community. Our "Green Team" students act as leaders in our school and can often been seen teaching the younger students how to care for our school yard. This project is a great platform to discuss sustainability and global responsibility of trash disposal.

In Their Own Words

Nevaeh says, "We created the "Green Team" and wrote a mission statement that we wanted to help our community by taking action and teaching others while working together as a team. We want our schoolyard to be a place that the students at our school can be proud to play in. We want to show the people in our school and in our neighborhood that we can make a difference."

Mekhi says, "When we go out to clean our schoolyard, we split into 4 groups. Each group has a leader and everyone else has a specific job. We take turns being the group leaders so everyone has a chance to be in charge. During a 45 minute period, we try to get as much cleaned up as possible. Sometimes it can be a challenge to figure out what the other groups are doing when we are far apart from each other. One day I brought in my walkie-talkies from home and it solved this problem. That is why we think having walkie-talkies will help us be more efficient and clean even more streets when all the teams are working together."

Fatima says, "If our project is funded, we will be able to do even more for our school yard and neighborhood. The brooms we have now require us to bend down to use the dustpans and pick up the litter by hand. The long handled dustpan will help us because we won't have to bend down as much and can quickly sweep up the litter. The rolling trashcans will help us to travel around the neighborhood and carry the litter back to our school to throw away in our dumpster. We like that the little kids see us cleaning up the litter and follow our example."

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Ms. Hasan
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 600 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK4187664T FRSGMRS Backlit LCD Portable Two Way Radio Number of Channels 22 • Grainger $53.18 3 $159.54
Toter 025532-R1GRS Residential Heavy Duty 2-Wheeled Trash Can with Attached Lid, 32-Gallon, Greenstone • Amazon Business $61.74 2 $123.48
TK4187661T PET Polymer Angle Broom Overall Length 55 • Grainger $15.17 8 $121.36
TK4187660T Plastic Long Handled Dust Pan Overall Length 37 Overall Width 12-12 • Grainger $8.33 8 $66.64
BAOFENG BF-888S Walkie Talkie with Built in LED Torch (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $65.99 1 $65.99
TK4187663T 33 gal. Clear Recycled Trash Bags Extra Heavy Strength Rating Box 100 PK • Grainger $15.85 2 $31.70
TK4187662T Dust Pan and Brush Set Overall Width 10 • Grainger $4.87 1 $4.87

Materials cost

$573.58

Vendor shipping charges

$38.41

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$650.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$114.81

Total project goal

$765.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$765.40

13 Donors

-$765.40

Donations toward project cost

-$650.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$114.81

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$0.00

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