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Mrs. Smollar from Delray Beach FL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Grow Something!

My students need basic garden supplies to start our edible garden and learn where food comes from.

  • $589 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in a community in Florida. We are a Title I school with nearly 80% of our enrollment qualifying for free and reduced-price lunch. Our students primarily come from low-income families who struggle to provide fresh healthy meals to their children.

While the school provides breakfast for all, and all meals follow federal nutrition guidelines, the students do not know how to make the best choices for healthy meals.

With the soaring statistics about childhood obesity, now is the time to educate the children on how to eat right.

My Project

We have a garden space where students and teachers can come to learn about growing healthy food. Students at our school have limited access to fresh produce outside of the school cafeteria and usually don't eat the vegetables at lunch. In our sub-tropic community we have a long growing season and can easily have backyard or container gardens. By exposing children to the ease of growing fresh vegetables, they hopefully will transfer the knowledge to their families.

We are in need of tools and materials to enhance their garden experience.

By having a set of child-friendly garden tools, a soil tester, butterfly cage, and other items, we can immerse them in the garden activities and ignite their imaginations.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 600 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Easi Grip Garden Tools - Set of 4 • Nasco $57.95 2 $115.90
Kids Garden Tools - Set of 4 • Nasco $26.95 4 $107.80
HSP162 ROOT-VUE FARM EA • Frey Scientific $41.94 2 $83.88
WATERING CAN PLAS 36 OZ • Frey Scientific $5.57 6 $33.42
ANALYZER ELECTRONIC 4-WAY • Frey Scientific $31.49 1 $31.49
BUTTERFLY BUNGALOW GEOSAFARI JR • Frey Scientific $24.02 1 $24.02
POTS PEAT PKG/60 • Frey Scientific $5.39 4 $21.56

Materials cost

$418.07

Vendor shipping charges

$45.69

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$500.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.24

Total project goal

$588.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$588.27

3 Donors

-$552.98

Donations toward project cost

-$500.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.29

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$0.00

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