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Ms. Crenshaw from Saint Louis MO is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

SIBS (Students Inspire Big Success) Project

My students need snacks, bean bags, and inspirational movies such as "Stand and Deliver and Pride" to inspire positive choices and character development in our mentoring program.

  • $1,101 goal

This project expired on April 29, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Inspiration is the key to motivation. Can you remember the movie that inspired you to strive harder and remain determined no matter the obstacle or odd? The SIBS project is focused on building character and esteem for our students to succeed academically. The supplies utilized help with our goal.

Our students are primarily African-American and 88% free and reduced lunch recipients in a local charter school in St.

Louis Missouri. Our students are eager learner who are determined to climb the mountain to and through college. Our students are improving everyday academically and our main goal in the SIBS Program is to promote healthy character development and positive peer relationships that inspire our students to thrive as a team and family.

My Project

Our students need materials to sit on in our rooms together as big brothers/little brothers and big sisters/little sisters so they have comfort in the room as they learn and grow together. We have a chairs but for the positive relationships we are trying to build among our SIBS, we could use more pillows, and bean bag chairs to create an environment that is comfortable. I will also need inspirational DVDs for our students to watch together to pick out character traits to discuss with their SIBS that teach valuable lessons like respect, honor, courage and determination. Our program could also utilize other items to help during the films that would inspire teamwork and optimism like colored pens, snacks and other craft like supplies. Our student really look forward to working with their SIBS in our program, this particular project will continue to encourage them to build positive relationships and develop a positive self-image.

Your support of this project will encourage our students to strive for excellence in and outside the classroom.

They will learn the valuable that team beats individual and it does not matter so much where you come from than the direction you are going. We want to inspire our student to climb that mountain to college through strong belief in making good choices and how the good choices can create a better future for their lives. Your donation is helping our students learn that lesson in class.

Ms. Crenshaw
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 66 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stand and Deliver/Lean on Me - DVD • Best Buy $9.99 1 $9.99
Pride (2007) - DVD • Best Buy $9.99 1 $9.99
Remember the Titans - DVD • Best Buy $14.99 1 $14.99
Soul Surfer - DVD • Best Buy $19.99 1 $19.99
Freedom Writers - DVD • Best Buy $9.99 1 $9.99
Facing the Giants - DVD • Best Buy $12.99 1 $12.99
The Ron Clark Story - DVD • Best Buy $6.98 1 $6.98
The Pursuit of Happyness - DVD • Best Buy $7.99 1 $7.99
PILLOW SOFTPLAY 24X24 POLY/RED • School Specialty Inc. $45.59 2 $91.18
PILLOW SOFTPLAY 24X24 POLY/GREEN • School Specialty Inc. $45.59 2 $91.18
BEAN BAG CHAIR LOUNGER CHILD BLUE • School Specialty Inc. $27.96 3 $83.88
BLANKET COTTON 2 LAYER 48x60 TEACHER THROW • School Specialty Inc. $28.49 1 $28.49
CADDY CARRIER 10X10X7 7/8 • School Specialty Inc. $4.74 2 $9.48
CADDIES ART LARGE SET OF 4 • School Specialty Inc. $18.79 1 $18.79
PENCIL CRAYOLA COLORED TRAYOLA FULL SIZEPACK OF 54 • School Specialty Inc. $10.54 2 $21.08
BUTTONS SNAP-IN PACK OF 12 • School Specialty Inc. $7.73 4 $30.92
PEN GEL ROLLER SET OF 36 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $14.81 1 $14.81
Diet Coke 12-oz. Cans, 24-Count • Quill $11.69 1 $11.69
Sprite 12-oz. Cans, 24-Count • Quill $11.69 1 $11.69
Coca Cola Zero 12-oz. Cans, 24-Count • Quill $11.69 1 $11.69
Pepsi 12-oz. Cans, 24/Count • Quill $11.69 1 $11.69
Tropicana Juice Apple, 10oz. • Quill $22.49 1 $22.49
Ruffles Potato Chips Cheddar and Sour Cream 64 Bags/Case • Quill $37.79 1 $37.79
Lays Potato Chips Barbecue, 1.5oz., 64 Bags/Case • Quill $34.19 1 $34.19
Lay's Classic Potato Chips 64 Count • Quill $35.09 1 $35.09
M&M's Candy Plain, 42-oz. Zipper Bag • Quill $11.49 1 $11.49
Folgers Pre-Measured Coffee Filter Packs Regular, 0.9-oz., 40/Case • Quill $29.69 1 $29.69
Enviroware Bowls • Quill $17.99 1 $17.99
Dixie Heavy/Medium-Weight Cutlery Teaspoons, White, 100/Box • Quill $5.39 2 $10.78
Dart Foam Cups 12oz., 1,000/Case • Quill $44.99 1 $44.99
Despicable Me - DVD • Best Buy $19.99 1 $19.99
Where the Wild Things Are - DVD • Best Buy $9.99 1 $9.99
Gridiron Gang - DVD • Best Buy $12.99 1 $12.99
Rio - DVD • Best Buy $19.99 1 $19.99

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