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
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
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

Ms. Otano from Hialeah FL is requesting reading nooks, desks & storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Shopping Away with Financial Balance

Help me give my students a new cabinet for storage and supplies for store.

  • $463 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year I am proud to be the team leader at my school. This means the world to me as this was my elementary school. As their coach/leader, I can experience so many of the different learning environments.

Seeing so many of my students every morning with the eagerness to learn has shown me that this has been the best professional decision I have made in my career.

I know that this year will be one for the record books not only for all the students and teachers but for me as well because we will work together as a village to make magic once again this year.

Our school is located in a low-economic neighborhood where about 90% of the students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Many come from broken homes that have been separated because of their dream to come to the United States or because of natural disasters. Some of the students in my school suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), are ESL students (English as a Second Language), and/or have other types of special needs. Regardless of their challenges, though, the majority of the students are very determined and eager to succeed.

My Project

As a school-wide program, teachers and students have had the opportunity to discuss the importance of earning, investing and saving. The students will have the opportunity to earn classroom money for things such as performing their class jobs, attending school on a daily basis, doing their homework, performing acts of kindness, and going above and beyond while meeting academic expectations. The school has set up individual classroom online banks in which time will be given to deposit and withdraw play money earned from their accounts. We will then establish a school store stocked and supplied with various supplies some requested. Every week, different classrooms will take turns running the store while others come to shop with the money they have earned. The students will use the money saved to purchase/invest in items such as pencils and snacks. The students will build their knowledge of financial literacy and strengthen their math skills by using the online bank accounts and mathematics manipulative. They will be able to view and manage their account information and keep a journal with financial data. This will definitely give our students the advantage for future endeavors. Students will also have different school-wide activities/assignments throughout the school year that support financial literacy.

Ms. Otano
Grades 3-5

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

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 Ms. Otano is requesting.

See our finances


You can start a project with the same resources being requested here!

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HON 320 Series Vertical File with 2 Drawers and Legal Width, 18-1/4", Black • Amazon Business $325.99 1 $325.99
40PCS Carnival Prizes for Kids Birthday Party Favors, Prizes Box Toy Assortment Bundle for Classroom Rewards, Pinata Filler, Treasure Box, Goodie Bag Filler, School Supplies for Students • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


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


6 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer 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

Support a teacher
near you!

Explore a map with requests from teachers across the country.

View map of requests

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Hialeah","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1879348],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"hideTeacherDetails":false,"schoolState":"FL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4797170,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","eligibleToBeCopied":false,"mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":700,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Otano","isEquityFocus":true,"authorIds":{"1879348":{"owner":"Ms. Otano","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4797170],"proposalHash":"1080050475","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",smart&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1560203015326","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":307936,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":1879348,"schoolCounty":"Miami-Dade","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"FL","name":"Florida"}}