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Mrs. Tran from Hillside NJ is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hurricane Sandy - A Healthier Life Style

My students need flower and vegetable seeds, bulbs and a terrarium set to create a beautiful garden after the destruction made by Hurricane Sandy.

  • $544 goal

This project expired on June 13, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Spring will come again! My students like to learn by doing, and love to play in the dirt. Working in a vegetable garden, my students can experience the satisfaction that comes from caring for something over time, while observing the cycle of life.

My HEP (Hillside Enrichment Program) students are motivated, who express capacity for high performance in diverse areas of intelligence.

They scored high proficiency on the State Test. My students were sad to see that Hurricane Sandy had destroyed our vegetable garden, but destined to make it better and stronger this Spring!

My Project

School gardens are an essential educational tool. I look for new ways to teach children about the importance of eating a healthy diet and living a lifestyle that is environmentally friendly. Our school Garden is one of the best ways to motivate children to eat more vegetables and some fruits and to cut back on processed foods. My students enjoy the process of growing vegetables from the efforts of their own hands. Gardening gives children a chance to learn an important life skill, without the supplies to create a healthy garden, my students will miss out on that skill.

Planting edible gardens is one way to motivate students to eat healthier foods at school and take the idea home with them.

By educating children through the process of growing a garden will teach them healthy eating habits which can help a child maintain a healthy weight and normal growth.

Mrs. Tran
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Narcissus (Paperwhite), Bulbs, Living, Bag of 10 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $16.62 3 $49.86
Fancy Coleus (Coleus blumei), Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.55 3 $22.65
Terrarium Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $60.09 1 $60.09
Wisconsin Fast Plants® Standard Seed ( Brassica Rapa ) - Pkg. of 200 • Nasco $37.95 1 $37.95
Seed Assortment Set, Carolina • Carolina Biological Supply Company $23.51 2 $47.02
General Seed Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $45.55 2 $91.10
Tomato Seed, Green:Yellow Green:Yellow 1:2:1, Pack 100 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $12.30 2 $24.60
Potting Soil, 2 cu ft • Carolina Biological Supply Company $54.10 1 $54.10

Materials cost

$387.37

Vendor shipping charges

$38.74

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$461.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.52

Total project goal

$543.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$543.44

1 Donor

-$543.44

Donations toward project cost

-$461.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.52

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$0.00

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