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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

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.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Lew from Chula Vista CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tinkering Panthers

Help me give my students the opportunity to tinker, create, invent, learn technological skills and become experts to lead the younger classes in similar activities.

  • $331 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I run an after school program called SWAT, Students Working to Advance Technology. They help keep our campus technology functioning smoothly and teach younger students a wide variety of technological skills. And I am now looking to include an opportunity for them to participate in a "Makerspace."

This team is a part of and serves a Title I school with just under 350 students.

We're a multi-generational school with a large Hispanic population. We set the bar high at our school and we are always looking for more ways to help our student population thrive.

My Project

Right now at our school we have no opportunities that allow students to get their hands on STEM kits, a Makey Makey, and an Arduino that allows them to build and create. I want them to take their learning outside the classroom and have meaning and excitement for what they are learning. Students will problem solve and come up with creative solutions by coding and building with the use of these materials. I want my small groups of students to become leaders and teachers for other students on how to use these materials.

Students need to have a safe space to try, fail, and improve their own thinking and creations.

These three items will help begin to give us the possibilities to meet our students passions in a new and exciting way. I am eager to start and share with them!

Ms. Lew
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of 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

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

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. Lew is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst STEM Kit | Intro to Engineering, Robotics, Circuit Building Projects for Kids and Teens | DIY Science Experiments Using Real Motors, Real Hardware, Real Wood • Amazon Business $59.00 2 $118.00
Makey Makey An Invention Kit for Everyone • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Vilros Arduino Uno 3 Ultimate Starter Kit Includes 12 Circuit Learning Guide • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Haitronic 10 Pack Alligator Clips Double Ended Test Lead Crocodile Jumper Lead, (5 Pairs 5 Color) 18.9inch for Testing Circuit Connector - Micro: Bit Arduino Raspberry pi Banana pi/Makey Makey • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96

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


6 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations 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":"Chula Vista","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2361844],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3697119,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Lew","authorIds":{"2361844":{"owner":"Ms. Lew","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3697119],"proposalHash":"-1187997572","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":404729,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjE1ODEzNA==","MjM2MTg0NA==","NjE1MjQwMg==","NjE1MzQzNw==","NjE2MDY4Nw==","NjEyODU0NA=="],"teacherId":2361844,"schoolCounty":"San Diego","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}