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  • $427 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. C.
Grades 9-12
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

The Friendship Garden

The cost of a wheelbarrow, a garden locker, a rake, a hoe, and a shovel is $427, including <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I teach functional skills to students with severe disabilities at a large high school. Beyond simply teaching basic reading and arithmetic, I am also trying to teach these students the importance of teamwork and friendship. To do this, I started a "Frienship Club" with 30 regular and special education students. The club has been a tremendous success, generating natural friendships and unique opportunities for my students within the high school community. The Friendship Garden is a fantastic way for these club members to learn about science, team work, how to take care of their environment and how to appreciate nature's beauty. The Friendship Garden, which will include ten 8' raised beds for growing organic vegetables and flowers, offers a variety of benefits to all 1400 high school students. Not only will they have a beautiful place to learn about diversity and make new friends, but also the 30 Friendship Club members and advisors, who are responsible for the garden's up-keep will learn about science, friendship and responsibility. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of healthy environments for all children and the opportunity for children with severe disabilities to make friends. I have seen magical things happen with my students when they can do something with the earth while hanging out with a buddy. Thank you.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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Total project cost

$350.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.83

Total project goal

$426.83

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$426.83

3 Donors

-$426.83

Donations toward project cost

-$377.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.83

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$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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