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Ms. K. Marquez from Portland OR is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Helping Kids Minds and Hearts

My students need therapeutic board games, books, reflection cards, and lesson manuals.

  • $1,000 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I daily encourage the students who are doing well, and also work with kids who have their heads down, are in tears or being aggressive. My main challenge: they need guidance, but they are rebellious, question and are distracted. The impact of your support will be noticed in personal and school success.

As counselor I serve 400 students.

I work with many at-risk, low income children and families with significant trauma. Some parents are imprisoned, addicted or absent. To help them achieve in healthy ways, I try to teach them how to live well together, understand social codes, and to develop positive life plans. I have observed that attractive constructive materials help me to engage them in difficult work, whether they act out or do not show their emotional problems at school. The materials that I am requesting, such as therapeutic board games, books, reflection cards, and lesson manuals, help me to engage the students in positive personal, social and career related growth. Your financial support will help me to promote positive skill development and self-respect for many at-risk students I see in my practice in school.

My Project

I have many different support groups that meet once a week for an hour. Depending on the student’s needs, we work on social skills, self-esteem, study skills, drug prevention, violence prevention, healthy social integration and future planning. In a playful way, the materials enhance the activities which make an important difference in students' lives. As I mentioned, I need materials to help motivate school children and keep them engaged in difficult work. My request for materials mentioned above are to help me as a counselor to facilitate respect, safety, anger management, social skills, friendship, and healthy-self concepts. The materials I am requesting will be reused over and over with many students and families. I wear several hats in the school and need handy tools to efficiently and effectively work within strict and limited time frames.

Sometimes our children believe there is no hope, that they are bound to have a negative life.

My job is to convince them that they can achieve better, despite their past, family or social background. I help them dream of a happier, rewarding, successful life. Funds are earmarked mostly academic, not on self-esteem, social integration, prevention of addictions, or violence. They are important for the students, family and community. Our children and families are infinitely grateful for your support.

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

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21 donors21 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rhode Island Novelty Assorted Squeeze Ball, 25-Piece • Amazon Business $12.70 5 $63.50
Marpac DOHM-DS, Natural White Noise (actual fan inside) Sound Machine, Tan • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Encyclopedia of Counseling Package: Encyclopedia of Counseling: Master Review and Tutorial for the National Counselor Examination, State Counseling ... Preparation Comprehensive Examination • Amazon Business $34.90 1 $34.90
Didax DD-500063 Social Skills Board Games • Amazon Business $27.71 1 $27.71
What Should I Do Now?: A Game That Teaches Social Decisions Making • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
Hidden Rules: A Game That Teaches Every Day Social Skills • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
Impulse Control Activities & Worksheets for Elementary Students W/CD • Amazon Business $23.73 1 $23.73
Photo Social Stories Cards • Amazon Business $21.56 1 $21.56
Therapy Games: Creative Ways to Turn Popular Games Into Activities That Build Self-Esteem, Teamwork, Communication Skills, Anger Management, Self-Discovery, and Coping Skills • Amazon Business $20.28 1 $20.28
Practical Techniques For Enhancing Self-Esteem • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Mad Dragon: An Anger Control Card Game • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Mad Dragon: An Anger Control Card Game • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Thoughts and Feelings: A Sentence Completion Card Game • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Consequences • Amazon Business $18.55 1 $18.55
Creative Therapy: 52 Exercises for Groups • Amazon Business $17.90 1 $17.90
Key Education Faces and Feelings Educational Board Game • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
What Do You Stand For? For Teens: A Guide to Building Character • Amazon Business $14.38 1 $14.38
The Leadership Challenge Workshop: Values Cards • Amazon Business $14.04 1 $14.04
Todd Parr Feelings Flash Cards • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
9x Poster Motivational Self Positive Office Quotes Inspirational Success Teamwork Focus Responsibility Prints 20x13 Inch 1 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
9x Poster Motivational Self Positive Office Quotes Inspirational Success Teamwork Dream Focus Responsibility Prints 20x13 Inch 2 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Feeling Flashcards Drawn By Jim Borgman-Pulitzer Prize Winner • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Nail Biting and More (What to Do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Feelings Playing Cards by Jim Borgman Pulitzer Prize Winner • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
It's Okay to Make Mistakes • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
365 Manners Kids Should Know: Games, Activities, and Other Fun Ways to Help Children and Teens Learn Etiquette • Amazon Business $10.24 1 $10.24
What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game • Amazon Business $10.22 1 $10.22
What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game • Amazon Business $10.22 1 $10.22
Chill Skills In a Jar: Anger Management Tips for Teens • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Chill Skills In a Jar: Anger Management Tips for Teens • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
What Would You Do? In a Jar: Daily Dilemmas for Young Children • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Feelings In a Jar • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Nobody's Perfect: A Story for Children About Perfectionism • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Flirting or Hurting?: A Teacher's Guide on Student-To-Student Sexual Harassment in Schools (Grades 6 Through 12) • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
Kids' Daily Dilemmas In a Jar • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Kids' Attitude In a Jar • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Kids' Attitude In a Jar • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
How to Do Homework Without Throwing Up (Laugh & Learn) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Don't Behave Like You Live in a Cave (Laugh & Learn) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Siblings: You're Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together (Laugh & Learn) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Dude, That's Rude!: (Get Some Manners) (Laugh & Learn) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Get Organized Without Losing It (Laugh & Learn®) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
See You Later, Procrastinator! (Get It Done) (Laugh & Learn series) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Teen Talk In a Jar • Amazon Business $8.72 1 $8.72
Teen Talk In a Jar • Amazon Business $8.72 1 $8.72
Rx for Stress In a Jar: Tips for Less Stress in Your Life • Amazon Business $8.63 1 $8.63
Making Friends Is an Art! • Amazon Business $8.47 1 $8.47
The Flirting Games (The Flirting Games Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Character in a Jar® • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Temper Tamers In a Jar: Helping Kids Cool Off and Manage Anger • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
Temper Tamers In a Jar: Helping Kids Cool Off and Manage Anger • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
100 ANTI-BULLYING Stickers/Stand Up to Bullying/BE A BUDDY -NOT A BULLY/BULLY-FREE Starts with Me/ROLL of 100/SCOUTS/CLASSROOM/Religious Activities • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
C.R. Gibson Friendship Notes Sweet Nothing Cards • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
It's Okay To Be Different • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
Anti-bullying Pledge Cards • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Little Book of Etiquette • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

Materials cost

$807.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$849.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.92

Total project goal

$999.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$999.46

20 Donors

-$837.64

Donations toward project cost

-$722.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$115.60

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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