You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Pena from Kansas City MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Imagination Playground to Create in Any Space

Help me give my students Blue Blocks from Imagination Playground. Blocks for many, Blocks for one, we need blocks for everyone!

  • $1,068 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a class of 18 students who are 3, 4 and 5 year old children. My students come from different backgrounds and are mixed regular education and special education. I also have children with multiple languages. My students live in a high poverty area. Our school was opened almost 5 years ago to educate all 4 year olds in our district. My goal is to start them young at becoming productive members of society and working towards breaking the chains of generational poverty.

My students are sponges that are eager to learn.

They soak up every word I read and love to do hands-on activities. They love math and working with objects to count. They are active readers and writers. They love art and collage as well as creating something that goes along with a book or author study. These little minds are open to being molded they just need to be given the opportunity and the tools to do it. They love creating ideas and mapping out the way to achieve it. Hands-on is the way we learn!

My Project

These Blocks from Imagination Playground allow the students to create their own playground from their imagination.

Living in the Midwest there are many times when students do not get to go outside and play.

These blue blocks have endless possibilities and allow the children to use their own creative imaginations to create a different playground every time they choose.

These blocks give the students the STEAM activities that they crave. These blocks will allow the students to use their engineering creativity to trial and error while building their designs. The students will engage their social and cognitive abilities while working together. They will exercise problem solving skills and complex thinking.

Playing with blocks involves many math and science skills that can have a real impact in the classroom, including classification, size relationships, shapes, counting, height, width, area, fractions, and ordinal and cardinal numbers. Imaginational Playground blocks can also help students develop spatial relationships, including the concepts of interior and exterior, open and closed, and near and far. Play scenarios are endless with these amazing blocks.

The smaller blue block set will allow one to two students to create on a smaller level using the same STEAM skills and their imaginations to create whatever they dream.

Mrs. Pena
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Pena is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
1 set Medium Blocks • Imagination Playground . Big Blue Blocks $749.95 1 $749.95
Small Blocks Set • Imagination Playground . Big Blue Blocks $71.69 1 $71.69

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


18 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Kansas City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3505229],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MO","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3962941,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":18,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Pena","authorIds":{"3505229":{"owner":"Mrs. Pena","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3962941],"proposalHash":"-932606245","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20730472,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjM4MDM0NQ==","ODQyMjA2","NTM2NTE5MA==","MzUwNTIyOQ==","NjM2NDk5OA==","NjM2ODIzMA==","NjM2NzcyNg==","NjM3NTE3Mw==","NjM2NzI2Nw==","NDU4MTQwNA==","NTU0MjE2Mg==","NjM4ODc2NA==","NjM3NTQxNw==","NjM3MTY3NA==","NjM0NDU2OA==","NjI1NTU2OQ==","NjM2NzY3Mw==","NjM2NzU4Nw==","NjM2NzE5Ng=="],"teacherId":3505229,"schoolCounty":"Jackson","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MO","name":"Missouri"}}