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

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

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 »
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.


Ms. Grant from Fresno CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sunnyside Garden

My students need 7 shovels (round and loop hoe) and 3 cutting shears to use in our new vegetable garden.

  • $438 goal

This project expired on September 15, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Rotten tomatoes. Movie critics? Or just bad produce? In an area surrounded by agriculture, many of our students are disconnected from their food. Our garden is intended to restore that connection, invite learning and growth.... and hopefully a couple of fresh tomatoes.

Our high school is in an urban, low-socioeconomic area in California with an extremely diverse population: Hmong, Asian, Latino, African-American and Caucasian with a student population of 3,300.

Many of our students struggle outside of school, yet bring optimism and charisma to the classroom. Their families are often field workers and so have a negative perspective on farming. This garden will challenge their perspective and invite new dialogue, curiosity and learning. The culinary, health and science classes will use the garden as a hands-on learning environment to support classroom activities. School clubs will maintain the garden by planting, harvesting and (even) designing the layout. The garden will inspire new student leaders, bringing a new kind of "growth" to our school.

My Project

We are asking for tools: shovels, loop hoes and shears. These tools will provide the basic gardening equipment to start harvesting and prepping the soil. We will store them safely and use them throughout the seasons. These tools will help bring our garden to life, providing a hands-on learning experience that is effective, realistic and (of course) fun. In science classrooms they will learn about the pH of soil, plant genetics, composting and microbiology, while the culinary class will have the opportunity to pick fresh herbs and produce. Health class can use the food as a demo, discussing the importance of healthy food choices. Over time, many students will be impacted by the garden.

This garden is all about growth and connection.

The garden will grow food for our students to become more connected with what they eat. It will shape them into leaders and peer-educators, bringing new connections between each other, their food and themselves.

Ms. Grant
Grades 9-12
Nearly all 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

11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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. Grant is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Round Point Shovel, Handle Type Straight, Handle Material Ash, Handle Length 48 In., Blade Width 8-3/4 In., Blade Length 11-3/4 In., Blade Type Forward Step, Extended Blade Socket, 14 ga., Steel Blade Material • Grainger $27.68 4 $110.72
3-Point Compound Cutting Action Shears, Blade Size 10 In., Overall Length 24 In., Overall Length (In.) 24, Blade Material Non-Stick Steel, Blade Type 3 Point Compound Cutting Action Blade, Handle Material Tubular Steel w/Rubber Grip, Features Bumper • Grainger $29.92 3 $89.76
Loop HoeBlade Length 6 In.Blade Material Steel, Handle Material Aluminum, Handle Length 60 In., Handle Type Straight, Head Material Steel, Features Replaceable Blade, Powder-Coated Aluminum Handle with 6 In. Non-Slip Vinyl Grip • Grainger $27.59 3 $82.77

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


10 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


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":"Fresno","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1822149],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1002173,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":40,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Grant","authorIds":{"1822149":{"owner":"Ms. Grant","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1002173],"proposalHash":"-455446322","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":293726,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTg0NzQ1OA==","MTg0Nzk1Mw==","MTg1MTQ4OA==","MTY0MjQ0Mg==","MTg0OTg5NA==","MTg1MTQ5Nw==","Njg1MzE4","MTg1MTA5Mw==","MTQ2Njc4Ng==","MTg0OTA2Ng==","MTg0ODkyMg=="],"teacherId":1822149,"schoolCounty":"Fresno","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}