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  • $934 goal

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Ms. Burcalow
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle with Disney!

My students need a worm composting kit, a plant pollution kit to see the effect of pollution on plants, plant view kit, and an iPad to do research.

My Students

Do you remember the first time you grew something? Or have you ever experienced the thrill of producing your own food? I want that for my students.

My students are very eager learners who crave science.

I work at a Title 1 school where all the students are receiving free breakfast and over 80% are receiving free or reduced lunch. Our school consist of over 90% minority students and our main focus is to get them reading on or above grade level.

My Project

I am requesting a worm composting kit. Our school recycles of course paper, but I want my students to realize that scraps of food can be recycled, reused, and reduced with the help of worms into nutrient rich soil for planting. I am also requesting a plant viewing so that my students can see the steps a plant goes through. A lot of my students do not know where our vegetables come from and how fulfilling is to plant and harvest your own food. Another kit I want them to explore is how pollution effects our plants. We always hear about water pollution, but never the effect we have on plants. I want them to research and present a public announcement of their findings to the school using the iPad. Maybe they can inspire others to plant gardens and change how we interact with our environment.

With the help of Disney and your donation, we can inspire future horticulturalist.

You will inspire my students to protect, preserve, and promote better care of our planet through recycling, reducing and reusing our resources.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT WORM A WAY (COMPOST KIT) • Frey Scientific, Inc. $80.96 1 $80.96
WORMS RED 1 LB 1 CARD • Frey Scientific, Inc. $0.00 1 $0.00
KIT INQ INV HOW POLLUTION AFFECTS PLANTS • Frey Scientific, Inc. $58.95 1 $58.95
Root-Vue Farm(r) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $28.97 1 $28.97
Apple iPad with Retina display Wi-Fi - 4th generation - tablet - iOS 6 - 16 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy $499.98 1 $499.98

Materials cost

$668.86

Vendor shipping charges

$31.69

State sales tax

$52.51

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$793.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$139.96

Total project goal

$933.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$933.05

3 Donors

-$145.00

Donations toward project cost

-$145.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$762.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$648.09

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$114.37

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The Walt Disney Company and 3 other donors.

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