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Ms. Parodi from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make Way For Our Future Money Makers!

My students need financial literacy games and books so they can make decisions now about their financial future!

  • $250 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are energetic and eager to learn so I am always looking for interesting and innovative ways to teach and engage my students. The majority of my students are Mexican-American and are born and raised on the Southeast side of Chicago. Over the past few years, I have had an overwhelming amount of students from immigrant families or newcomers speaking no English.

My students have hard-working, loving parents who may not have the resources or finances to provide the financial support needed for their children to reach their full learning potential.

Many of my students also have special needs, so it's of great importance to offer them as much support as possible. Providing my students with the means to reach their full potential and create a love of learning is what makes my job worth it every day.

My Project

My students need to think now about their financial futures and the best way that helps them to learn is by playing games. Through these financial board games, like Payday and Monopoly, not only will my kids have fun, but they will learn about budgeting, savings plans, and ways to become entrepreneurs. What works for my kids is making learning fun and meaningful lessons. These materials, especially the books, will help them understand the vocabulary within financial literacy and what are the best ways to go about becoming financially stable in the future. Not only understanding the importance of saving now, but how good decision making with their money can pave the way for financial success in the future.

Ms. Parodi
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Key to the Front Door • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
The Game of Life - Amazon Exclusive • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Monopoly Gamer • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Learning Resources Money Bags Coin Value Game • Amazon Business $16.34 1 $16.34
Payday • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Monopoly Classic Game • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Kidpreneurs: Young Entrepreneurs With Big Ideas! • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Finance 101 for Kids: Money Lessons Children Cannot Afford to Miss • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
National Geographic Kids Everything Money: A wealth of facts, photos, and fun! • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens: 8 Steps to Having More Money Than Your Parents Ever Dreamed Of • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000: Earn! Save! Invest! • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
The Everything Kids' Money Book: Earn it, save it, and watch it grow! • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10

Materials cost

$179.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$212.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.42

Total project goal

$249.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$249.49

1 Donor

-$49.90

Donations toward project cost

-$42.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.48

match offer

-$199.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$169.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.94

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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