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.


Ms. Ramirez from New York NY is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Compassion and Love Through a Dog's Unconditional Love.

My students need funding for this program, which allows them to gain compassion towards animals, responsibility and learn appropriate group skills.

  • $931 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

ESCHS is a hands-on school that helps students not just learn and receive a great education but broadens their horizons and deals with the challenges that they endure every day. Most of the students are from low-income environments, but their disadvantages do not prevent them from working hard to receive a good education. We have students that come from many different backgrounds with a wide range of personal, family, school, friends and environmental problems.

As a school, we try hard to bring them helpful resources and new opportunities to help them overcome their disadvantages, ailments and personal battles.

We are very lucky to have such amazing students who work hard to reach their potential, develop new opportunities and become hard working citizens in this world. This opportunity will help them reach their goals and be calmer, empathetic and kinder human beings.

My Project

This project will cover the cost so A Fair Shake program can give our selected students the opportunity to work with a therapy dog team over a 10-week period. Weekly sessions combine hands-on work with the dogs and a curriculum of dog-related topics.

As they practice commands and teach tricks, young people learn about communication, see the power of positive reinforcement, and build relationships based on trust and respect with the dogs and each other.

Our students will learn about shelters, rescue, and breed discrimination, topics that often resonate with their own life experiences.

Other activities may include interviewing dog owners at local parks about their relationship with their dogs and virtually adopting shelter dogs. Through the sessions, the students will get the chance to see and understand dogs as vulnerable, sentient beings, perhaps more like the students than they initially realized. Through this program, the selected students will develop patience, tolerance, positive reinforcement, trust, and communication skills.

Bringing therapy dogs to school can help our students build on empathy, teamwork, and positive communication skills. This will happen by building a positive relationship with the dogs that stem from honesty, positivity, communication, trust and mutual respect. If we bring this opportunity of therapy dogs to ESCHS we can help our students learn multiple ways to manage emotions, improve their social skills, and express empathy towards others.

Ms. Ramirez
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 12 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

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 Ms. Ramirez is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Visitor Total
A Fair Shake $750.00

Visitor 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


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations 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":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1755689],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3137917,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":12,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Ramirez","authorIds":{"1755689":{"owner":"Ms. Ramirez","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3137917],"proposalHash":"825813929","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21154143,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTIzNDM4NQ==","MjMyNDA2MA=="],"teacherId":1755689,"schoolCounty":"New York (Manhattan)","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}