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 »
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. Vosburg from Fort Meade MD is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Movers, Shakers, Bouncers: Help Preschool Special Learners

My students need 2 ball chairs with stability, 1 balance ball, and 1 tactile massage ball for sensory input and sensory organization.

  • $354 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My special needs preschoolers have trouble regulating their bodies & attending to instruction while sitting on typical chairs. It's hard for typical preschoolers to sit and sit and sit but imagine a child with autism or a developmental disability having to sit for any length of time on typical chairs.

I teach phenomenal preschool students with autism, language delays and/or other developmental disabilities in a suburban Maryland school who serves low-income students.

My students have sensory processing deficits which impacts students' ability to attend to instruction and learn without having proper and preventative sensory input. Without this sensory input students may bump into things, fall to the ground, hit, run or climb everything. Their little bodies have to be ready to learn all the language, social, and pre-academic skills. My goal as an early childhood special educator is to give my students the social, language, academic and developmental skills they need to have a strong learning foundation. Our students with special needs require additional support to regulate sensory input which is where these items would help incredibly!

My Project

These specific items are incredibly versatile. The tactile massage ball can accommodate one or two students, making this not only a sensory experience but also a social experience. The 2 chair balls and stand is also versatile, as the student can be positioned in several different ways. We will be using these items during literacy circle, greeting circle and instructional time at the tables or on an as-needed basis for any student needing extra stimulation at that moment. With these items, my students will be able to have sensory experiences that I can not replicate. They have specific sensory needs that require specific sensory materials. For my students with special needs, having access to a bouncy chair or ball should increase their ability to attend to instruction and be more available for learning!

The addition of these sensory and alternative seating resources to my class will have an immediate positive impact on my students.

I will be able to implement strategies for sensory regulation I know works for special learners. I will be able to do this immediately and without having to borrow from other children in need. These items will not only be extremely beneficial to my current students but to future students with special needs in the years to come!

Read More
Ms. Vosburg
Grades PreK-2
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

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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. Vosburg is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CHAIR JR BALL N CHAIR • Abilitations, Inc. $68.49 2 $136.98
BALL SPORTIME SUPER PRO 65CM GREEN • Abilitations, Inc. $40.84 1 $40.84
BALL TACTILE MASSAGE PEANUT BALL • Abilitations, Inc. $48.44 1 $48.44

Materials 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


5 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


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":"Fort Meade","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[999335],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MD","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":655984,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":22,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Vosburg","authorIds":{"999335":{"owner":"Ms. Vosburg","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[655984],"proposalHash":"-868626491","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":198831,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTEwNDk5MA==","MTA5NTk5Ng==","MTA5NjAxMw==","OTk5MzM1","MTA5NzA3Ng=="],"teacherId":999335,"schoolCounty":"Anne Arundel","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MD","name":"Maryland"}}