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 »
Menu
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. Spikes from Macomb OK is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Students to Take Charge of Finances

My students need a Financial Fitness for Young Adults Complete Set.

  • $415 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Did you know the number one reason students withdraw from colleges? No,it's not because schools too hard, or that they don't like it. It's because they get so far in debt that they have to drop out to be able to pay bills.

At my school we're working hard to change that by giving our students the knowledge to make financial decisions before they get that credit card offer in the mail. Or before they are told to fill out a credit card offer so they can get a free t-shirt.

Because this is the first year I've really had to teach the financial literacy class I am struggling for material that my students can relate to. That's where you can help. The set of DVDs I am requesting will help my students be aware of the financial pitfalls ahead of them and how to manage their finances.

You can help give my students they need to be successful, not just in high school and in college but in life. As is evidenced in the current economy students need to be taught the pitfalls of credit cards, small loan companies and the importance of savings. You can help me accomplish this.

Mrs. Spikes
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

2 donors2 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 Mrs. Spikes is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Financial Fitness for Young Adults Complete Set • Nasco $285.00 1 $285.00

Materials cost

$285.00

Vendor shipping charges

$28.50

State sales tax

$12.83

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$339.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.55

Total project goal

$414.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$414.15

1 Donor

-$207.07

Donations toward project cost

-$169.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.27

match offer

-$207.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$169.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.27

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Macomb","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[152137],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OK","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":311569,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/teaching-students-to-take-charge-of-fina/311569/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":40,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Spikes","authorIds":{"152137":{"owner":"Mrs. Spikes","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[311569],"proposalHash":"-1123246725","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-4_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":34281,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTMyMDY1","MjcxOTMx"],"teacherId":152137,"schoolCounty":"Pottawatomie","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OK","name":"Oklahoma"}}