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Ms. McGettigan from Philadelphia PA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pack a Colorful Sack!

Help me give my students ownership of their own belongs and a space to keep important items.

  • $609 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is a bright and active group of five and six-year-old children. They love to create and tell stories. They love to read and be read to. They are quickly learning to work together, which is a vital skill in our world. My children work in small groups and independently throughout the day. This helps them learn to focus and improve self-control issues. Small group activities that let us get up and move help our ADHD tendencies stay under control. We need real reasons to move and stretch.

We grow in all areas by practicing and playing together.

Writing throughout the day in science, social studies, math, and even in art helps us in so many ways. We get noisy, but we learn so much together. We need supplies to grow as readers, writers, and illustrators. We need to show the colors of our ideas. We need ways to be active and help us learn to control our ADHD tendencies. There is so much to learn.

My Project

Kindergarten has lots of little pieces. We use letter tiles, number lines, counters and lots of other little pieces of the world all day long. With these chair pockets we can take ownership of our own items, keep them organized and be able to set ourselves up to get to work.

We write in journals daily and use individual word walls for this.

Having our own chair pockets has let us keep our very personal and private stories nearby. They have let us keep personal treasures safe. These chair pockets have let us learn to take responsibility for keeping ourselves organized. The drawback is after two years, our sacks are dingy. We need these new, bright, happy colors to help energize us!

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Ms. McGettigan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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26 donors26 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SEAT SACK ELASTIC BACK 12-17 IN ORIGINAL ONE SIZE GREEN • School Specialty $12.13 6 $72.78
SEAT SACK ELASTIC BACK 12-17 IN ORIGINAL ONE SIZE RED • School Specialty $12.13 6 $72.78
SEAT SACK ELASTIC BACK 12-17 IN PURPLE • School Specialty $12.13 6 $72.78
SEAT SACK ELASTIC BACK 12-17 IN ORANGE • School Specialty $12.13 6 $72.78
SEAT SACK ELASTIC BACK 12-17 IN ORIGINAL ONE SIZE BLACK • School Specialty $12.13 6 $72.78
ORGANIZER SEAT SACK 1 SIZE FITS ALL 12 TO 17 IN BLUE • School Specialty $12.13 6 $72.78

Materials cost

$436.68

Vendor shipping charges

$43.67

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$516.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.22

Total project goal

$608.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$608.12

24 Donors

-$295.66

Donations toward project cost

-$266.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.35

Matching donations from our partners

-$294.81

Match offers toward project cost

-$250.59

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.22

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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