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Mrs. Smith from Saint Louis MO is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Imagine a World Without...BBQ!

Help me give my students a family dinner to celebrate our Black History Program.

  • $604 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are incredibly creative and innovative. They continually raise the bar with their ownership of learning and bravery to try new things. Our elementary school is a special place; as the only district in the state without a racial majority, we celebrate the diversity of our classrooms by affirming our variety of cultures, languages, and learning styles. Though many of our students live in poverty, their resiliency speaks volumes about their capability and agency to change their community!

My students deserve to experience all the world has to offer; they deserve to be heard.

They benefit from being able to create, explore, and collaborate with others. We build community and character through rich experiences and support all learners, even when faced with low funding.

My Project

Our school puts on the most fabulous Black History Program. Our kids and staff work so hard to celebrate Black history and take great pride in this event. We have officially grown out of our elementary school gym and will be moving to a bigger venue this year. With great success comes more responsibility. Each year we have dinner before the program, but many of our families cannot afford the cost of paying for their entire family to eat at the event.

The goal of this project is to lower costs and ensure that all families and students can afford this celebratory meal.

This event has become a staple in our community. It brings in an audience of community members who do not even attend school in the district! This year our theme is, "Imagine a World Without..." We are challenging our audience to imagine a world without certain influences from the black community. Your donation will help this event become even more successful and ensure that all families and students don't have to imagine a world without BBQ, at least for one night!

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Mrs. Smith
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BBQ for Black History Program • Big Daddy's BBQ $400.00 1 $400.00
Party Essentials 33 Piece Party Serving Kit, Includes Chafing Kits and Serving Utensils • Amazon Business $37.73 2 $75.46

Materials cost

$475.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$512.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.46

Total project goal

$603.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$603.05

1 Donor

-$603.05

Donations toward project cost

-$512.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.46

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$0.00

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