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
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

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.


Mrs. Dunsworth from Richardson TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Learning

Help me give my students plastic elephants, sharpie markers, water beads, batteries, and a clear storage tub.

  • $299 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My PreK students are four and five-year-olds who come from high poverty or English as a second language homes. These students attend a public school in an urban area of Texas.

For most of my students, my classroom is their first school experience and they come with such an excitement for learning and trying new things, like working puzzles, listening to a book, or painting.

I am privileged to watch them grow and develop skills in such a hands-on environment!

My Project

Teaching STEM activities requires a variety of materials for building and creating. The batteries must be replenished as students utilize the technology in our classroom. The sharpies are used to create graphs and pictures of their work.

Teaching my Pre-K students with STEM strategies is preparing them for a future of collaborating, communicating, and using creative and creative thinking.

The elephants will be used for building activity. Can they build a sturdy bridge that will hold up elephants? This activity ties into a book that we will read about real elephants that crossed a bridge, and help us make connections with real-life​ situations and ways they can make a difference in our world.

Mrs. Dunsworth
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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 Mrs. Dunsworth is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL581 - Light Table Sensory Tray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
SE998 - Magic Water Marbles - Multicolor • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 4 $59.96
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 36/Pack (1884739) • $24.99 1 $24.99
ALLMAX All-Powerful Alkaline Batteries- AAA (100-Pack), Ultra Long Lasting, Leakproof, 1.5V Cell • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Schleich Female African Elephant Toy Figure • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Schleich 14763 African Elephant Calf • Amazon Business $5.23 3 $15.69
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, Dozen (37001) • $10.99 1 $10.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State 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


21 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Matching donations from our partners


Match offers toward project cost


Match offers 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

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Richardson","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1449158],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4116278,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":1,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":44,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Dunsworth","authorIds":{"1449158":{"owner":"Mrs. Dunsworth","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4116278],"proposalHash":"-527180520","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":233777,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":62,"proposalURL":"project/engaging-read-alouds/5908446/","matchingFund":{"name":"Panda Cares","type":"AUTO_DONATION_MATCH","donorSalutation":"Panda Cares","ownerRegion":null,"matchingKey":"22PANDA5MO","matchImpactMultiple":3.0,"multipleForDisplay":"3X","amount":0.00},"proposalTitle":"Engaging Read Alouds","proposalId":5908446},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTgwMzQ1NA==","MjA4Nzg2OQ==","MTQ0OTE1OA==","MTMwMDcz","NjU1MTkxOQ==","NDU1OTE5MA==","MTkxMDY5MA==","NTM2NDQwMg==","MTk5MjAw","MjI2Mjgy","MTQ4MDczNQ==","NjQ5Mjk3OQ==","NTU3MDQyMw==","NjQwNDA1Mw==","NjU1MjA2MA==","NjM0NDU2OA==","NjQwMjI1Mg==","Njg4MDkw","MjUyOTAzNA==","NTE3MjY1Ng==","NjUyODE5Ng==","NTQ5NTYz","MzYzNTU1MA=="],"teacherId":1449158,"schoolCounty":"Dallas","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}