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Ms. Janssen from N Highlands CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Soothing Plush

My students need stuffed animals to hold, cuddle, and comfort themselves.

  • $597 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are wonderful, kind and loving little human beings. They are aged 3-5 and are some of the smartest children and so full of potential.

They live and go to school in an area that exposes them to violence and an adult world they should not know about, for many years if not ever.

These children are diamonds in the rough, truly splendid especially in the light!The neighborhood and school is filled with love and a closeness that comes from going through difficult times.

My Project

My students struggle with many hardships. They are very young and need soft objects to cuddle an play with. Many of their parents, especially the boys, do not allow nor can afford to spend money on stuffed animals.

Stuffed animals can be the friend that hears their sorrows and comforts them when they need to self-soothe.

My students love cuddling and playing with stuffed animals. They re-enact stories and use them with pretend play.

Plush toys bring my young students great joy and comfort. When children are calm and soothed, they are able to learn and absorb knowledge.

Ms. Janssen
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Siggy the Threetoed Sloth Baby | 12 Inch Large Madagascar Sloth Stuffed Animal Plush | By Tiger Tale Toys • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
CHICVITA Gray Large Stuffed Elephant Plush Animals Toys, 24 Inches Cushion Plush Toy • Amazon Business $23.50 1 $23.50
ADORE 12" Standing Buffy the Hen Chicken Plush Stuffed Animal Toy • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Iago the Iguana | Almost 2 1/2 Foot Long (With Tail!) Stuffed Animal Plush Lizard | By Tiger Tale Toys • Amazon Business $17.77 1 $17.77
Patrick the Pygmy Goat | 19 Inch Large Stuffed Animal Plush | By Tiger Tale Toys • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Wild Republic Cuddlekins 12" Toco Toucan • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Wild Republic Cuddlekins Silverback Gorilla • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Eastern Bluebird - Audubon Plush Bird (Authentic Bird Sound) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Aurora World Destination Nation Animal Rhino Plush • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Wild Republic CK-Mini Ring Tailed Lemur 8" Plush • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
Douglas Toys Oliver Possum • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Wild Republic Audubon Plush Mallard Duck with Authentic Quack • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Aurora World 9" Barney the Plush Great Horned Owl • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
Aurora World Flopsie Zest Zebra 12" • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
Aurora World Flopsie Moose 12" • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Aurora Plush 12 " Hippo Tubbie Wubbie • Amazon Business $10.34 1 $10.34
Northern Cardinal - Audubon Plush Bird (Authentic Bird Sound) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Aurora World Miyoni Grey Squirrel 8" Plush • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Bedtime Pal Super Soft Plush 11" Stuffed Giraffe Toy - Soft Jungle Animal Plush Toy and Pillow • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Aurora World Flopsie Horse/Jack Plush • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Aurora World Flopsie May Bell Cow 12" • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Aurora World Flopsie Bella Plush Cat, 12" • Amazon Business $9.87 1 $9.87
Aurora World Flopsie Yorky Dog 12" • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
Aurora World 12" Plush Iceberg Polar Bear • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
Aurora World Miyoni Fawn 9" Plush • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
Marmoset Mini Flopsie 8" by Aurora • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
Aurora World Miyoni 11" Cheetah • Amazon Business $9.03 1 $9.03
Aurora World Flopsie Penny Penguin 12" • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Bearington Shelldon Plush Stuffed Animal Turtle 6.5" • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Wild Republic Audubon II Blue Jay Plush • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Plush Otto Sea Otter Mini Flopsie 8" • Amazon Business $8.43 1 $8.43
Aurora World Miyoni Baby Bunny Plush, Grey • Amazon Business $8.21 1 $8.21
Audubon with real bird calls! Black-Capped Chickadee • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
Aurora Plush Meerkat Mini Flopsie 8" by Aurora • Amazon Business $7.09 1 $7.09
Wild Republic American Robin Plush • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Aurora ONYX BLACK PANTHER 8" Mini Flopsie Plush Beanbag • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Aurora World Orca • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Aurora World Greater Bush Baby • Amazon Business $5.40 1 $5.40

Materials cost

$431.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.47

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$507.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.53

Total project goal

$596.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$596.87

1 Donor

-$596.87

Donations toward project cost

-$507.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.53

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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