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Ms. d. from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Therapy Dog Needs Supplies For The 2018-2019 School Year!

Help me give my students some treats, toys, and dog food that they can feed to our therapy dog, Wally! Our kids are in charge of walking, training and feeding our therapy dog, so we need supplies!

  • $383 goal

This project expired on January 23, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a District 75 special needs public school in Brooklyn, serving middle school students. All of our students have special needs, ranging from diagnoses of autism, intellectual disabilities, and severe emotional needs that make learning in a typical classroom difficult. Three quarters of our student population come from low-income households and most qualify for free school lunch. Our student population is very mixed, and within a diagnosis so are their abilities and needs. Our school provides them with smaller special education classes and the extra support through therapy, counseling, and individualized attention so that they can reach their highest potential.

My Project

Last summer I adopted our school's new therapy dog, Wally! She's a Chiweenie (Dachshund/Chihuahua mix) through the Comfort Dog pilot. She comes to school everyday as a therapy dog for my special needs students. This is Wally's second year, and it is such a wonderful program! We need supplies for her at school!

Wally helps facilitate opportunities for our students to develop awareness and an understanding of emotions, kindness, empathy, and an ability to communicate their feelings.

Wally has been such a source of joy in our school. She loves coming to school every day, and foremost, she LOVES our students. Her favorite thing to do is greet every student, as well as give the students kisses! To say that the students truly have taken well to her is an understatement. They help take care of her by feeding and walking her every day, and feel very proud when they complete their "very important job" since they feel they are being relied upon. Upon being a good listener and completing their work, they earn play time with Wally at the end of each session, which has been beyond motivating for our students. They are also learning to be good leaders by helping Wally learn new tricks and follow commands.

Wally has been greatly changing the culture of this school. The students come into school so excited to see her, and they constantly ask me where she is (if we are not together), and if I do not bring her to school they show great concern for her well-being - she is the buzz of the school! Our students are talking so much more, and are better able to express their feelings in my therapy room. If the student feels upset or sick, they know they can count on Wally!

Ms. d.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
iFetch Interactive Ball Launcher for Dogs – Launches Mini Tennis Balls, Small • Amazon Business $93.17 1 $93.17
Stella & Chewy's Freeze-Dried Raw Duck Duck Goose Dinner Patties Dog Food, 14 oz. bag • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Acana Singles Dog Treats - Duck and Pears, 3.25oz Each (3 Pack) • Amazon Business $28.84 1 $28.84
Nature Gnaws Large Bully Sticks 5-6" (10 Pack) - 100% All Natural Grass-Fed Free-Range Premium Beef Dog Chews • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Nature Gnaws Large Bully Sticks 5-6" (10 Pack) - 100% All Natural Grass-Fed Free-Range Premium Beef Dog Chews • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Instinct Raw Boost Small Breed Grain Free Recipe with Real Duck Natural Dry Dog Food by Nature's Variety, 4 lb. Bag • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Merrick Texas Hold em's Lamb Lung Fillets Treats for Dogs, 12-Ounce • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Taste of the Wild Grain Free High Protein Dry Dog Food Wetlands - Roasted Duck • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Zuke's Mini Naturals Duck Recipe Dog Treats - 16 oz. Pouch • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Hi Kiss Dog/Puppy Obedience Recall Training Agility Lead - 15ft 20ft 30ft 50ft 100ft Training Leash - Great for Training, Play, Camping, or Backyard - Black 30ft • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Multipet Plush Dog Toy, Sock Monkey • Amazon Business $5.74 1 $5.74

Materials cost

$290.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$324.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.31

Total project goal

$382.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$382.09

5 Donors

-$379.45

Donations toward project cost

-$324.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.67

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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