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Mr. Peña from Fort Worth TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My D&D Club Needs Help!

My students need materials for our Dungeons and Dragons club. The students in my after school D&D club are from economically disadvantaged families who cannot afford players guides and all the other items needed.

  • $332 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a school that serves a population of more than 90% students of color, with 64% of them on Free and Reduced lunch. My students are brilliant young women, but without our school to nurture their development, many of them would languish in some of my district’s more poorly-funded schools that do not have an academic curriculum sufficient to their needs. Our students take only Advanced Placement or Pre-Advanced Placement classes. Our school is one of few that can boast a 100% college acceptance rate.

Personally, I can tell you that these are the most gifted and motivated students I have ever encountered.

They come to school every day with a desire to learn. Not only are they model students, but they are genuinely thoughtful and appreciative. In fact, they are the ones who inspired me to start this project. At the end of the year, I found out that they submitted a video to the College Board for their AP Teacher Appreciation contest and won me $250 that I plan to use toward this project. The video is beautiful, and still brings on an embarrassing amount of tears.

My Project

My school is composed of students from families that cannot afford the materials needed for students to participate in my after school Dungeons and Dragons club. This club is important to the many students that rely on it for an enrichment activity. Most of my funding is already secured, so I need very little to make this project work.

This club gives students an opportunity to problem solve, as they come out of their shells.

The first Dungeons & Dragons game was played back when Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson chose to personalize the massive battles of their fantasy wargames with the exploits of individual heroes. This inspiration became the first fantasy roleplaying game, in which players are characters in an ongoing fantasy story. This new kind of game has become immensely popular over the years, and D&D has grown to include many new ways to vividly experience worlds of heroic fantasy.

The core of D&D is storytelling. You and your friends tell a story together, guiding your heroes through quests for treasure, battles with deadly foes, daring rescues, courtly intrigue, and much more. You can also explore the world of Dungeons & Dragons through any of the novels written by its fantasy authors, as well as engaging board games and immersive video games. All of these stories are part of D&D.

Mr. Peña
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Player's Handbook (Dungeons & Dragons) • Amazon Business $27.98 5 $139.90
Dungeons and Dragons Starter Set 5th Edition Board Games - Dice in Black Bag Kit - Gift Fun D&D Rolling Board Game for Adults - New Adult Magic Board Game 5e Kit for Beginner Popular Book Pack Die • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Battle Grid Game Mat - 48" X 34.5" - JUMBO Role Playing Game Map - DnD Role Play Mat - RPG Dungeons and Dragons Map Tiles - Reusable Miniature Figure Board - Gaming Map Play Mat (Distressed Terrain) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
WizKids 72779 D&D Icons of the Realms Miniatures Epic Level Starter • Amazon Business $19.13 1 $19.13
EXPO 86603 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Assorted, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93

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