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Ms. Watson from Tampa FL is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Play Plus Therapy Equals Success!

My students need counseling tools in school for social emotional success.

  • $591 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a school counselor in a low-socioeconomic school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students demographics range from single parent homes to grandparents as caregivers.

Low socioeconomic students have limited access to resources. Many of them have social emotional barriers that have been passed down from prior generation. My students long for success academically and socially.

My Project

Having the sand tray materials to use for play therapy will allow the students to express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feelings. The positive relationship that develops between the school counselor and the student during play therapy sessions can provide a corrective emotional experience necessary for healing.

Play therapy has also been used to promote cognitive development and provide insight about and resolution of inner conflicts or dysfunctional thinking in the child.

My school's demographic consists of low-socioeconomic families. The students have limited access to mental health care, which has been a barrier to their academic and social-emotional success. As a elementary school counselor I can provide the students with solution-focused therapy while continuously building a trust relationship with them, which will help them form goals for success.

Ms. Watson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Play Therapy Sand Tray Platinum Starter Kit • Amazon Business $299.99 1 $299.99
ECR4Kids MemoryStor Universal Rolling Cart and Organizer Bag Set, Blue • Amazon Business $55.79 1 $55.79
Sandtray Play Therapy Basic Starter Kit - 85+ Pieces • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Sandtray Therapy: A Practical Manual • Amazon Business $29.09 1 $29.09
Sandtastik 358470 25.-LB-BOX-REG Play Sand, White • Amazon Business $20.76 1 $20.76
Kids' Daily Dilemmas In a Jar® • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51

Materials cost

$465.13

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$502.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.61

Total project goal

$590.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$590.72

1 Donor

-$590.72

Donations toward project cost

-$502.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$88.61

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$0.00

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