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Mrs. Wheeler from Apollo Beach FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Military Kids Need Extra Love & Help to Belong

Help me give my students the supplies they need for an after school program to help them deal with the hurdles that come with being military kids.

  • $539 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students benefited by this project are all grades K-5 military kids of active/retired servicemembers in our area. They are such special kids because of the lifestyle they lead to support their military parent. They are resilient, understanding, flexible and kind. This project is a school club to support them during the many challenges they face as a result of their grownups' dedication to our country. This group is the first of it's kind at our school and with 30+ students already signed up, we could very quickly use the resources to make an immediate and significant impact in their lives, their self esteem and their sense of belonging.

My Project

The goal is to use these resources to help make a difference in the ever-changing lives of our local military children. We will focus on projects to give our military kids an outlet for any social/emotional struggles they face, to create a sense of belonging through education about their contributions to our country and a place where they can make friends with children in similar situations. We will also use the resources to encourage patriotism in our school by letting our military kids highlight and celebrate their families' contributions during events like Veteran's Day, Month of the Military Child, etc.

Mrs. Wheeler
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Ultra Clean Broad Line Markers, School Supplies, 12 Pack, 10 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $40.44 1 $40.44
Crayola Bulk Colored Pencils, Pre-sharpened, Back to School Supplies, 12 Assorted Colors, Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $38.98 1 $38.98
24 Piece Military Dog Tags for Kids - Silver Necklaces • Amazon Business $11.49 2 $22.98
Liberty Imports Camouflage Military Pop Up Play Tent - Collapsible Indoor/Outdoor Army Playhouse for Kids • Amazon Business $21.93 1 $21.93
Military Army Party Favors Boy's Camouflage Bracelets Dog Tags Bags Toys 180 Piece Bundle • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Lanyard with ID Badge Holder Name Tags Card Labels Lanyards String Keys Custom Necklace J Hooks Clip Black Vertical 55 Sets Plastic Sleeve Cover Clear Waterproof Nametags Protectors Nurse School Kids • Amazon Business $19.88 1 $19.88
Scissors, VERONES 8 Inch Soft Comfort-Grip Handles & Stainless Steel Sharp Blades Perfect for Cutting Paper, Fabric Photos, More, 15-Pack • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Two Pocket Portfolio Folders, 50-Pack, Purple, Letter Size Paper Folders, by Better Office Products, 50 Pieces, Purple • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet • Amazon Business $16.46 1 $16.46
Countdown 'til Daddy Comes Home • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
My Daddy Sleeps Everywhere • Amazon Business $14.42 1 $14.42
Daddy's Boots • Amazon Business $14.42 1 $14.42
Heroes! Activities for Kids Dealing with Deployment • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Momma's Boots • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Pacon Lightweight Super Value Construction Paper 6555, 9" x 12", 10 Assorted Colors, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
Myra Prat the Military Brat • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
While You Were Gone...A Writing and Drawing Deployment Journal for Kids • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Camouflage Ball (12-pack) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Oojami Pack of 3 Camouflage Plastic Tablecover Camo Tablecloth - 54" x 108" • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
TheAwristocrat Multi-Pack Wristbands Bracelets, Silicone Rubber, Select from A Variety of Colors, Adult, Dark Purple, 1 Dozen • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
The 5 Love Languages Military Edition: The Secret to Love That Lasts • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Learn to Draw Military Machines: Step-by-step instructions for more than 25 high-powered vehicles • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Lily Hates Goodbyes (All Military Version) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
A Paper Hug • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Military Coloring Book for Kids: Army, Navy, Air Force Coloring for Boys and Girls with Tanks, Soldiers, Planes, Ships, Helicopters (Military Coloring Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Hero Dad • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
Hero Mom • Amazon Business $5.19 1 $5.19
Round Stic Grip Xtra Comfort Ballpoint Pen, Purple Ink, 1.2mm, Medium, Dozen • Amazon Business $4.92 1 $4.92
Helping Your Young Child Cope with a Parent's Deployment • Amazon Business $4.09 1 $4.09

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