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Ms. Mack from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Am, I Can, I Will! AFFIRMED!

Help me give my students affirmation books they can use everyday to remind and encourage them that they are each special, smart and can achieve anything they dream of.

  • $244 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live on the south side of Chicago, where many are affected by the senseless violence that stricken our community. These conditions make the neighborhood unsafe for our students to comfortably live and play. Our school is the one place that they feel safe.

Even though our students are faced with unfavorable conditions, they show resilience and the desire to come to school everyday, to learn what it takes to become productive members of their communities and society (Even virtually).

I am dedicated to ensuring that each and every child is equipped with social skills and support their emotional well being to build on their resilience to withstand the circumstances they are faced with daily as children.

My Project

Now more than ever children need to be told they are important and their lives matter. All students should be told and made to feel that they matter and encouraged to dream big, because they can be anything they dream of being. It is unfortunate that some students may never be told how special they are. Some children experience emotional and verbal abuse being told repeatedly that they are worthless. I aim to ensure every student knows that they are important and have a purpose in life and if no one cheers you on, you have to be your own biggest cheerleader.

What better way to teach students to believe in themselves and boost their confidence than by teaching them to use affirmations.

These books will be used for students to read daily affirmations to boost self esteem, believe in themselves and overcome negative thoughts and challenging situations.

I hope that through the use of these books our students will learn to use daily affirmations as a tool throughout their lives to remind them of their capabilities now and in the future as they navigate through the challenges of becoming productive citizens in their communities.

Ms. Mack
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Solza Silicone Wristbands | 6-Piece Set Rubber Band Bracelets, 6 Different Colors Size, 8 x 0.5 Non-Toxic, Hypoallergenic • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
What I Tell Myself FIRST: Children's Real-World Affirmations of Self Esteem (1) • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
Becoming • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
I Am, I Can: 365 affirmations for kids • Amazon Business $11.83 1 $11.83
I AM...: Positive Affirmations for Brown Boys • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
ABC I Love Me • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I AM...: Positive Affirmations for Children • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
An African American Coloring Book For Girls: With Positive Affirmations: For Little Black & Brown Boss Babes With Natural Hair: With Motivational Quotes: Mazes & Word Searches Included! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mindful Affirmations and Activities: A Kid’s guide with 50 Positive Mantras and Activities to Manage Emotions, Grow Mindful, Strong and Confident • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
An African American Coloring Book For Boys: With Positive Affirmations: For Little Black & Brown Boss With Natural Hair: With Motivational Quotes: Mazes & Word Searches Included! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$174.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$207.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.60

Total project goal

$244.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$244.00

2 Donors

-$134.49

Donations toward project cost

-$114.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.17

Matching donations from our partners

-$109.51

Match offers toward project cost

-$93.08

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.43

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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