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Mrs. McCandless from Port Arthur TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Petunia Project

Help me give my students a cage, food, bedding and carrier to make our classroom pet experience amazing!

  • $399 goal

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My Students

My students are an eager-to-learn group of kids. Last year our school and our community were effected by Hurricane Harvey. A lot of students were directly impacted and many lost homes and most of their possessions. We, as a community, have been working hard to rebuild and come back stronger than ever before.

Our school is located in Southeast Texas and all of our students are on the free breakfast and lunch program.

These families live in a low socioeconomic area, and now many have lost everything they own due to Hurricane Harvey and the flooding that was a direct result of the storm. We as a community are finally moving forward and healing from this disaster.

My Project

Our classroom has one teacher, many students, and one hedgehog. Our classroom was lucky enough to receive a hedgehog at the beginning of this school year to be our classroom pet. The students just love watching Petunia, but we are requesting some items to make observing and taking care of her just a little easier.

The students enjoy being able to watch, draw, and write about Petunia and the new cage system that I am requesting would make all of those things more possible.

As of now Petunia's habitat is a plastic storage tub that we have modified for her to live in. We would like to give her a more permanent solution and we are also requesting some items that will help the students care for her more easily like bedding, cleaning materials, food, and treats. Please help us make Petunia cozy in our classroom and give my students the tools they need to care for her.

Mrs. McCandless
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MidWest Deluxe Critter Nation Single Unit Small Animal Cage (Model 161) Includes 1 Leak-Proof Pans, 1 Shelf, 1 Ramps w/ Ramp Cover & 4 locking Wheel Casters, Measures 36"L x 25"W x 38.5"H Inches, Ideal for Dagus, Rats, Ferrets, Sugar Gliders • Amazon Business $146.99 1 $146.99
Carefresh Complete Natural Paper Bedding, 50 L, Blue • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
Rachael Ray Nutrish Natural Dry Cat Food, Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 6 lbs • Amazon Business $11.49 3 $34.47
Favorite Top Load Portable Pet Small Animal Carrier Outdoor Short Trip Travel Vet Visit, Blue • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
SUNSEED COMPANY 36035 Wigglers/Berry Vita Prima Hedgehog Trail Treat Mix, 2.5 oz • Amazon Business $6.29 2 $12.58
Choco Nose H128 Patented No Drip Small Animal Water Bottle, Best Water Bottle for Small Pet/Bunny/Ferret/Hamster/Guinea Pig/Critter, 11.2 oz, Nozzle Diameter, 10 mm • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Travel Ez Cage Cleaner for Guinea Pigs, Cats, Hedgehogs, Hamsters, Chinchillas, Rabbits, Reptiles, and Other Small Animals - Cleaning Tool Set for Animal Waste - Mini Dustpan and Brush Set (1 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Old Tjikko Automatic Pet Feeder Waterer,Bird Hamster Small Animal Feeder, Automatic Feeding Device Water Dispenser for Hamster Bird Pigeon Parrots Mini Hedgehog with Holder (5.90x2.83x6.10in) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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