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Ms. Wieland from Indianapolis IN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party

Help me give my students an opportunity to be kind through Operation Christmas Child.

  • $331 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in an urban school on the south side of Indianapolis. Many of my students have learned first from the school of hard knocks, but this only makes them more spectacular.

My students are the most resilient and capable world-changers I know.

Their passion is inspiring, their innovation humbling, and their joy contagious. At Christmas time, I had a student whose family couldn't afford gifts. When his friends learned of this, they organized a fundraiser for the family and we all picked out gifts together on a voluntary after-school field trip. This is just one instance of their incredible resourceful generosity. And even on the hard days, these kids find a way to laugh.

We are going to make this world a better place, one dance-party at a time!

My Project

The holiday season is about more than just consumption. In the world of Fortnite and 2K19, it is becoming increasingly important to directly teach altruism in schools, especially schools in high-risk communities.

This season I hope to give my students the opportunity to turn their old shoe boxes into boxes for Operation Christmas Child: an organization that sends Christmas gifts to children all over the world.

When you fund this project, you are purchasing the gifts with which to fill the boxes. My students will then spend an afternoon packing the boxes to be sent off and writing letters to go with them.

Teaching kindness is important, and what better way to do so than an experience like this.

Ms. Wieland
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cezan Colored Pencils Bulk, 12 Assorted Colors (Pack of 30), Pre-sharpened, 360 Colored Pencils for Kids • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Kids Coloring Books Animal Coloring Book: For Kids Aged 3-8 • Amazon Business $5.87 5 $29.35
JARLINK 20 Pack 10 Colors Zipper Mesh Pouch, Pencil Pouch Pen Bag Multipurpose Travel Bags for Office Supplies Cosmetics Travel Accessories Multicolor • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
12 Pack - Plastic Large Unicorn Figures Figurine Toys for Girls Party Favors Supplies with Brushable Mane, Tail, and Comb (5 Inch) • Amazon Business $21.87 1 $21.87
Dinosaur Coloring Book for Kids: Great Gift for Boys & Girls, Ages 4-8 • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
Mermaid Coloring Book for Kids Ages 4-8: 40 Cute, Unique Coloring Pages • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
Hot Wheels 20 Cars Gift Pack, Styles May Vary • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49
Double Hole Oval Shaped Pencil Sharpener with Cover and Receptacle Manual Pencil Sharpener Hand Pencil Sharpener for Office Home Supply (24 Pieces) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Colgate Toothbrushes Premier Extra Clean ( 12 Toothbrushes) • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Dazzling Toys 24 Pairs of Adult Neon Long Lasting 80’s Retro Vintage Party Eyewear ,Shades ,Sunglasses for Adults • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
DEEKA 20 PCS Multi-colored 6" Hand-made Grosgrain Ribbon Hair Bow Alligator Clips Hair Accessories for Little Girls • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Unicorn Coloring Book for Kids Ages 4-8 • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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