You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Serwinski from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rewards for Positive Behavior

Help me give my students rewards for their good behavior! Having an incentive in place will really help to motivate my students.

  • $237 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have been fulfilling my lifelong ambition of teaching and inspiring children for over 12 years. My passion is to help my students reach their potential and, in doing so, discover the joy of learning.

I have the opportunity to teach 30 unique students at a public school.

My school is a K-8, Title I school, where all of the students receive free breakfast and lunch and come from low-income families. My school encourages a diverse approach to learning that inspires each student to learn, achieve, and remain committed to high standards in all content areas.

My Project

The students in my classroom respond well to receiving incentives for their behavior. I need some new, fun items to fill up my prize box. This project is full of items that will peek my students interests and motivate them to behave appropriately. The students in my classroom sit in groups. Each group receives tally marks when the students in that group are focused, on task, and ready to learn. At the end of the day, each student in the winning group can choose a piece of candy or a prize from the prize box

In this project I am asking for things like race cars, bracelets, sticky hands, bouncey balls, squishees, airplanes, etc.

I can't wait to re-stock my prize box and reward my students!

Mrs. Serwinski
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Serwinski is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amy & Benton Party Favor Toys for Kids Birthday 150 PCS Pinata Filler Toys Carnival Prizes for Boys and Girls Treasure Box / Chest Treat for Classroom • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
Ashley Productions • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
JOYIN 120Pc Party Favor for Kids Toy Assortment, Birthday Party, School Classroom Rewards, Carnival Prizes, Pinata Fillers and Goodie Bags Fillers • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Kahootz Latch Kits Rainbow Mini-Rug Sewing Kit • Amazon Business $16.09 1 $16.09
Desk Toppers® Reference Name Plates: Grades 3-5 (Zaner-Bloser) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Kahootz Latch Kits Unicorn Mini-Rug Sewing Kit • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
AOLIGE Squishies Slow Rising Jumbo Kawaii Cute Big Pink Head Cartoon Bear Creamy Scent for Kids Party Toys Stress Reliever Toy • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Skywisewin Chunky Jewelry Unicorn Necklace and Bracelet Set for Girls Little Kids • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Wonderart Cupcake Latch Hook Kit, 12" X 12" • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
Oh So Squishy Jumbo Squishies Slow Rising Panda Squishy Toys Slow Rise Kawaii Scented Silly Big Large Cute Squishy Squishie Licensed Designs • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Super Z Outlet Vinyl Glitter Mini Sticky Hands Toys for Children Party Favors, Birthdays - 1 1/4" (72 Count) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
minihope Flower Shape Necklace and Bracelet Set for Little Girls and Childrens, Jewelry for Kids • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Philadelphia","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3562754],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"PA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3730021,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":2,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Serwinski","authorIds":{"3562754":{"owner":"Mrs. Serwinski","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3730021],"proposalHash":"-1788668176","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20743875,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":144,"proposalURL":"project/bye-bye-germs/5408581/","proposalTitle":"Bye Bye Germs!","proposalId":5408581},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzU2Mjc1NA=="],"teacherId":3562754,"schoolCounty":"Philadelphia","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"PA","name":"Pennsylvania"}}