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Ms. Navasky from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Self Esteem and Therapeutic Support

Help me give my students snacks for lunch groups, journals and canvases for writing and therapeutic art projects, stress balls and fidget toys for stress relief.

  • $442 goal

This project expired on May 8, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing, inspiring and dedicated to social change to making their world a better place. They are also high school students ages 14-20 from low-income areas around New York City in every borough. Our school is a transfer school, which means some of our students have had problems in other school settings and/or problems at home that led to falling behind in school, and have needed to change schools for one reason or another. Some students are lacking emotional support within their family systems, communities, or peer groups. For a majority of our students, these groups are the first time they are accessing counseling support. High school students may deal with multiple issues including but not limited to community violence, mental health issues, racism, classism, language barriers, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, unintended pregnancies, self-injury, eating disorders, etc. Our students have incredible insight and do amazing, awe-inspiring soulful work in the context of our groups.

My Project

We offer supportive counseling groups during lunch and advisory periods during the school day and also after school. The supplies we are raising money for are to use during these groups include stressballs and fidget toys, Journals for writing, canvases for therapeutic art projects, and snacks for lunch and after school groups. Students appreciate these items as gifts and tools that help them engage in the project based discussions and learning that happens in the counseling room. Students that may not feel comfortable seeking out individual counseling may attend one of these groups with a friend, because they are more focused on group/peer support known as mutual aid in the counseling world as opposed to a group "led" by an adult.

Ms. Navasky
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 230 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
52 Lists for Happiness: Weekly Journaling Inspiration for Positivity, Balance, and Joy • Amazon Business $11.86 5 $59.30
Becoming Me: A Work in Progress: Color, Journal & Brainstorm Your Way to a Creative Life • Amazon Business $11.86 3 $35.58
Instant Happy Journal: 365 Days of Inspiration, Gratitude, and Joy • Amazon Business $11.55 3 $34.65
You Are Braver Than You Believe and Stronger Than You Seem and Smarter Than You Believe A. A. Milne: Motivational Notebook, Journal and Diary for ... Large) (Stay Inspired Notebooks) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $8.94 3 $26.82
Inspirational Journals Notebook You are Stronger Than You Think - I Can and I Will - Dream Big: Never Quit - Prove Them Wrong - Think Positive - The ... (Inspirational Journals to Write In) • Amazon Business $7.98 3 $23.94
Arteza 12x12” White Blank Canvas Panel Boards, Bulk Pack of 14, Primed, 100% Cotton for Acrylic Painting, Oil Paint & Wet Art Media, Canvases for Professional Artist, Hobby Painters & Beginners • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
You Got This: Inspirational Quote Notebook - White Marble with Rose Gold Inlay | Cute gift for Women and Girls (Inspirational Quote - Journal, Notebook, Diary, Composition Book) • Amazon Business $6.97 3 $20.91
Maruchan Ramen Instant Lunch - 10 flavor Variety 12 pack 2.25 oz each - with Limited Edition By The Cup Spoons • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Popchips Potato Chips, Variety Pack, 24 Count (Single Serve 0.8 oz Bags), 4 Flavors: Salt, BBQ, Sour Cream & Onion, Salt & Vinegar • Amazon Business $19.84 1 $19.84
KIND Healthy Grains Bars, Double Dark Chocolate, Gluten Free, 1.2 oz, 5 Count (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $19.14 1 $19.14
Healthy Snacks Care Package (Count 30) - Discover a whole new world of Healthy Snacks • Amazon Business $18.85 1 $18.85
Pure Origins | Motivational Stress Balls | Gift 6 Pack | Fidget Accessory for Stress Relief, Special Needs, Concentration, Anxiety, Motivation, ADHD, ADD, Autism and Team Building (Coral) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
TANGLE Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
OOLY 118-QT Pocket Pal Journal Pack of 8, (3.5" x 5") - Quotations • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95

Materials cost

$339.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$375.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.19

Total project goal

$441.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$441.24

3 Donors

-$221.00

Donations toward project cost

-$187.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.15

match offer

-$220.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$187.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.04

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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