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Ms. Stephanie from Washington DC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Representation Matters!

Help me give my students toys to play with that represent them because representation matters!

  • 1 donor
  • $220 goal

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My Project

My students are so special! I work with 22 students in a second grade inclusion classroom. All of our students work hard, regardless of their personal or academic challenges! They are resilient. This year has been very difficult for all of our students; nonetheless they persist everyday and do not give up. One thing we learned this year is the importance of kids being kids though play. Every day our students engage in free choice time; however, the selection is very limited. It's imperative my students have toys that represent them. Specifically the girls make comments about their hair and how they wish they had different "softer" hair. This is heartbreaking as everyone is beautiful and BLACK is BEAUTIFUL. I want my students to realize they are beautiful and there is not another person like them; therefore am requesting play toys that will allow my students to realize black hair and black girls are indeed beautiful. Please help support this mission!

Ms. Stephanie
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Ecore Fun 2 Pcs 8 Inch Black Baby Doll African Washable Realistic Silicone Baby Dolls with Clothes and Hairband • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Barbie Deluxe Styling Head Tie Dye - brown hair (MC) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Barbie Fashionistas Doll #166 with Wheelchair & Crimped Brunette Hair Wearing Rainbow-Striped Dress, White Sneakers, Sunglasses & Fanny Pack, Toy for Kids 3 to 8 Years Old • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Barbie Fashionistas 8-Inch Styling Head, Dark Brown, 20 Pieces Include Styling Accessories, Hair Styling for Kids, by Just Play • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Barbie Extra Doll #7 in Top, Shorts & Furry Shrug with Pet Pomeranian, Long Pigtails with Rainbow Hair Ties, Outfit & Accessories, Multiple Flexible Joints • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Barbie Fashionistas Doll with Vitiligo and Curly Brunette Hair Wearing Striped Dress and Accessories, for 3 to 8 Year Olds​ • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
Naturalistas 11-inch Fashion Doll and Accessories Liya, 4C Textured Hair, Deep Brown Skin Tone, Designed and Developed by Purpose Toys • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Barbie Fashionistas Doll #185, Black Up-do Hair, Off-Shoulder Bleached Denim Dress, Orange Bandana, White Boots, Toy for Kids 3 to 8 Years Old • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Barbie Fashionistas Doll #156 with Brunette Afro & Blue Lips Wearing Graphic Coat Dress & Yellow Shoes, Toy for Kids 3 to 8 Years Old • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89

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