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Dr. Hutchinson from Hempstead NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make a Move in the Right Direction. Checkmate!

My students need thirty five (35) 2 -in -1 Travel Magnetic Chess Sets, to help them improve their attentiveness, perservarance and strategic planning in all content areas.

  • $546 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a low-performing middle school made up of very brave, exciting, innovative students. They have displayed a strong sense of capability in whatever ‘grabs’ their interest.

Many of the students have been in classes together and have created many interesting and competitive relationships.

They yearn for a spare-time activity that grabs their interest yet enhances their progress in all other content areas. Playing chess has filled that gap.

It is fulfilling to watch them pair-share, support and challenge each other daily. It makes my day working along -side each of them.

My Project

My students are very visual learners. Visualization is the most important skill in playing chess. It is evident that their learning capacity has been enhanced by spending their spare time playing chess. Their very inquiring minds demand of me a strong purpose to guide their thinking-process in the right direction. I witnessed my students focus, attentiveness, persistence and strategic planning improve as a result of playing chess. Their self confidence have also been elevated as a result, and so has their competitive spirit.

More chess sets will invite, accommodate and benifit all the students who have shown interest in order to learn to play, but have had to be placed on a waiting list .

Dr. Hutchinson
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Yellow Mountain Imports 2 in 1 Travel Magnetic Chess and Checkers Game Set, 12.5 Inches • Amazon Business $12.20 35 $427.00

Materials cost

$427.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$463.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.78

Total project goal

$545.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$545.18

9 Donors

-$470.18

Donations toward project cost

-$399.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.53

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

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$0.00

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