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

Solid Foundation in Financial Literacy

My students need books and games in order to learn more about financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

  • $211 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Do we have to leave?" Our students are funny, compassionate, and imaginative children that enjoy exploring new skills and developing their literacy skills. They attend an elementary school in the Kensington section of Northern Philadelphia.

The room buzzes throughout the day as they laugh, sing, and share with their peers.

They are a thoughtful, loving, and hardworking bunch, excited to learn and grow. While they are motivated by their dreams and engaged by the opportunities presented to them, due to economic challenges within the community, school, and district, our resources are limited. As their teacher, I struggle to provide sufficient and enriching supplies that will support holistic learning. However, at our school, we are resourceful and do with what we have, but our students deserve and require more.

My Project

To be literate encompasses a variety of factors in life.

While we focus on academic and technological literacy at school, it is best and wise to set up our students with a strong foundation of financial literacy.

I am requesting games and literature that teaches our students about spending, savings, investments, and entrepreneurship. It is crucial for our students to learn about creating their own wealth and developing a sound understanding of how finances works. We hope to gain a few games that will challenge their thinking on spending and saving money, calculating the exact change, as well as brainstorming their entrepreneurial ideas.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE407 - Saving & Spending Hands-On Activities • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Hasbro The Game of Life Board Game, Game Night, Ages 8 and up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
LC1279 - The Allowance Game® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Winning Moves Games Payday • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Kidpreneurs: Young Entrepreneurs With Big Ideas! • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Finance 101 for Kids: Money Lessons Children Cannot Afford to Miss • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
Exact Change (2Nd Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000: Earn! Save! Invest! • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
Kid Millionaire: Over 50 Exciting Business Ideas • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur and the Invisible Inventor • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48

Materials cost

$146.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$179.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.60

Total project goal

$210.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$210.66

3 Donors

-$105.33

Donations toward project cost

-$89.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.80

match offer

-$105.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$89.53

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.80

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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