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Ms. Witherell from Greenfield MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Compassion & Care through Community Service for Animals

My students need books to learn about animals living in shelters and fleece fabric to create blankets as a community service project to donate to our local shelter.

  • $275 goal

This project expired on January 6, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Picture a group of kids who are growing up in homeless, transitional, or semi-permanent housing. That's my room. As one of the few states that guarantee family housing, our shelters are overflowing. The state has purchased temporary apartment housing near our school, and well over half of our population is in our area for a short, undetermined amount of time. With one hundred percent of our student body receiving free breakfast, lunch and snack, school is their safe place, for many of our student body, it is their safe haven.

Despite obstacles that would be too much for many adults, they remain bright, funny, and fun-loving, and they really enjoy the safety and security that school brings.

Our school not only keeps the kids safe, but it's a place where learning comes alive and is so much fun!

My Project

Our classroom is big on learning compassion through doing. I'd like to introduce the idea of shelter animals to my students as, well as the ever important idea of finding a forever home through rich grade-level texts.

Our local shelter, Dakin Animal Shelter, accepts donations of fleece blankets and I'd love to have my second graders work on a community service project.

They team up to make some tie fleece blankets to donate to the shelter. Empowering students through community service not only betters our community but creates a way for students to feel their impact in the world.

Educating students about compassion for animals who have yet to find a home will speak volumes to them about the variety of HUMANS they'll meet in the world as well.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ALEX DIY Knot-A-Quilt Pattern • Amazon Business $17.19 8 $137.52
The Forgotten Rabbit • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The Dog Who Belonged to No One • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
Before You Were Mine • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship • Amazon Business $11.21 1 $11.21
Let's Get a Pup! Said Kate • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$200.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$233.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.17

Total project goal

$274.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$274.47

3 Donors

-$92.43

Donations toward project cost

-$78.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.86

match offer

-$182.04

Match offer toward project cost

-$154.73

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.31

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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