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Ms. Thomas from Chicago IL is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Toys While Remote Learning!

Help me give my students fun, soothing toys to use while learning at home!

  • $651 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Neil Elementary School is located on the south side of Chicago. The students at Neil are fun-loving, resilient, and kind. Over 40% of students at Neil are dealing with one more disabilities that require full-time nursing and aides. Even though the students are facing many disparities and challenges, they enjoy coming to school and learning.

My Project

My students have a variety of physical, mental, and intellectual impairments. Remote learning has been a huge challenge for them and their families. I would like to make "sensory bags" for the students to use while at home learning.

Most of my students are living in neighborhoods where they may not be able to go outside and experience different textures, sights, and smells.

Providing them with materials to better support these experiences is my goal. They are already missing out on their real-life experiences at school including structure and interacting with peers. These wonderful materials will give their families a chance to engage their children.

Ms. Thomas
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gafly X's and Y's (5 Pack)-Sensory Chewy for Children with Autism, Kids Special Needs Chew Tubes, Oral Motor Chewers, Silicone, Red Blue Yellow Green • Amazon Business $22.87 5 $114.35
Sensory Fidget Toys Bundle-DNA Stress Relief Balls with Fidget Hand Toys for Anxiety Kids & Adults-Calming Toys for ADHD Autism Anxiety • Amazon Business $22.90 3 $68.70
4E's Novelty Expandable Ball - Breathing Ball | Stress Reliever Fidget Toy (Colors May Vary) - for Yoga, Anxiety, Deep Breathing, ADHD - Expanding Sphere from 5.6" to 12.5" | for Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $6.79 9 $61.11
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 50- Value Pack Case of Colors , Non-Toxic , Assorted Colors , 1-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $25.98 2 $51.96
Stress Balls for Kids and Adults - Bulk Pack of 24 2" Stress Smile Squeeze Balls - Neon Yellow Funny Face Stress Balls • Amazon Business $13.97 3 $41.91
ZaxiDeel Fidget Pop Tube Toys for Kids and Adults 6 Pack, Pipe Sensory Tools for Stress and Anxiety Relief, Cool Bendable Multi-Color Stimming Toys Great as Gift and Prizes for Fidgeters • Amazon Business $9.95 4 $39.80
24 Pack Bundle Sensory Fidget Toys Set-Liquid Motion Timer/Grape Ball/Mochi Squishy/Stretchy String/Flippy Chain/Easter Egg/Marble Mesh/Squeeze Bean/Cube for Autistic Kids, ADHD, Anti-stress Toys • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
ENTHUR Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys Build Resistance Squeeze Pull - Good for Kids with ADD, ADHD or Autism, and Adults to Strengthen Arms 12 Pack (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
32 Pack Sensory Fidget Toys Set,Stress Relief Hand Toys for Adults Kids ADHD ADD Anxiety Autism, Perfect for Birthday Party Favors, School Classroom Rewards, Carnival Prizes, Pinata Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
SNInc. ICY Super Balls - 32mm Vibrant Two Tone Color Bouncy Balls 24 Pack • Amazon Business $7.95 2 $15.90
Laxdacee Bubble Wands Party Favors Pack of 64, Mini Neon Bubble Wands | Odor-Free Non-Toxic Kids’ Bath Toy/Birthday Treats Bubble Maker Toys for Kids | Outdoor Summer Events & Celebration Toy Gift • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
SNL Quality Zip Lock Reclosable Clear Disposable Plastic Bags, Strong | 8" X 10" - 2 MIL - 100 Bags • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Giraffe - Glitter Sticky Hands - (75 Count) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95

Materials cost

$515.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$553.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.64

Total project goal

$650.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$650.93

2 Donors

-$650.93

Donations toward project cost

-$553.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$97.64

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$0.00

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