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Mrs. Leary from Keansburg NJ is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Please Help My Students Become Entrepreneurs Who Help Animals

Help me give my students pet supplies to sell at their philanthropic " barkery" to assist stray animals and police dogs.

  • $161 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

How can we help our students be positive role models for our world? It's easier than most people think. It's all about philanthropy!

My school is located in a high poverty area, but that does not stop my students from helping animals in need.

My students are dedicated to making the world a better place!

My fourth-grade students have been making a positive difference in the lives of stray animals and police dogs in their community. Currently, we are collecting dog and cat supplies to help animals affected by Hurricane Florence. Our next project will be to open up a student run business in our classroom to benefit stray animals and police dogs in our county. They are working tirelessly to make a positive difference in the world.

My Project

I am specifically requesting cat toys, Milkbones, Greenies and Dentistix because, at their philanthropic "barkery", students will run a pet section. Students voted on what they wanted to do to help animals this year and they all agreed to open up a "barkery", as many of them were customers in my previous classes' businesses. My current students are eager to help out, too. They will be putting all donated items into single serving goodie bags, so their customers can purchase gifts for their pets. They'll price all donations during our classroom workshop time. My ten-year old entrepreneurs will then set up their "barkery" and advertise items for sale. Next, students will display their Milkbones, Greenies, Dentastix and cat toys and invite our school community to shop at their "barkery". Students will also offer a pet gift-wrapping station for customers who purchase the pet items as Valentine's Day gifts for their pets. Customers will be able to have their cat toys, Greenies, Milkbones and Dentastix wrapped for the Valentine's Day.

This project helps students work collaboratively, while helping those in need.

This business will be 100% student run. It also builds leadership skills and teaches students how to be entrepreneurs, while making a positive contribution to society. My students will learn the valuable, life lesson that at 10 years old, they can help change the world, in a meaningful way. Please consider helping my students become leaders in animal welfare while spreading awareness for animals.

All profits will be donated to the MCSPCA and the Sheriff's K-9 Unit.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GREENIES Original Regular Size Dog Dental Chews - 36 Ounces 36 Treats • Amazon Business $31.87 1 $31.87
AILUKI 26PCS Cat Toys Kitten Toys Assortments, Variety Catnip Toy Set Including 2 Way Tunnel,Cat Feather Teaser,Catnip Fish,Mice,Colorful Balls and Bells for Cat,Puppy,Kitty • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Temptations Classic Cat Treats Savory Salmon Flavor, 30 oz. Tub • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Pedigree DENTASTIX Large Dental Dog Treats Beef Flavor, 2.08 lb. Value Pack (40 Treats) • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Milk-Bone Flavor Snacks Dog Treat, Small/Medium Biscuits, 7-Pound • Amazon Business $11.93 1 $11.93
Purina Friskies Party Mix Beachside Crunch Adult Cat Treats - 20 oz. Canister • Amazon Business $5.35 1 $5.35

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