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Mrs. Lester from Hillsborough NC is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We're in Business!

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn career skills.

  • $236 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students have a variety of severe, profound, multiple and rare disabilities. We have a diverse mix of physical and academic needs. All of my students are several years below grade level. We have students using a variety of assistive technology to move and communicate. Several of our students are non-verbal or very limited verbally.

Despite our differences in abilities, each of us is able to learn and grow at our ability level.

Although my students are several years behind, they are compassionate and loving, they have unique interests and desires, and they learn and grow every day. Because their progress is typically so slow, we celebrate every accomplishment and milestone.

My Project

My students will use the candle making kit and various candle making supplies to learn a new skill. We will sell the candles we make as a fundraiser for our Outdoor Learning Lab and field trips. It is important for teens with disabilities to be exposed to a variety of skills, projects and tasks to begin work and career readiness. The candle making business is one way to expose them to a creative new skill and help them prepare for their future. They will also learn lessons in math as we track our profits and use them for shared experiences such as field trips in our community.

Mrs. Lester
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Complete DIY Candle Making Kit Supplies by CraftZee – Create Large Scented Soy Candles – Full Beginners Set Including 2 LB Wax, Rich Scents, Dyes, Wicks, Melting Pitcher, Tins & More • Amazon Business $49.00 1 $49.00
EricX Light Candle Tin 24 Piece, 8 oz, for Candle Making • Amazon Business $25.95 1 $25.95
Hearts and Crafts Soy Wax and DIY Candle Making Supplies | 5lb Bag with 100 6-Inch Pre-Waxed Wicks, 2 Centering Devices • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Freshly Baked - Gift Set of 6 Premium Fragrance Oils - Blueberry Pancakes, Caramel Nut Muffin, Butterscotch Cookie Dough, Cinnabon, Chocolate Fondue, Creamy Nutmeg - Eternal Essence Oils • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
EricX Light Candle Making Pouring Pot, 4 pounds, Dripless Pouring Spout & Heat-Resisting Handle Designed Wax Melting Pot, Aluminum Construction Candle Making Pitcher • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
100PCS 8 Inch Candle Wick,Low Smoke Pre-Waxed & 100% Natural Cotton Core Candle Wick for Candle Making DIY • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
EricX Light 8 inch Candle Wick with Candle Wick Stickers and Candle Wick Centering Device,60 pcs for Candle Making • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Willbond Candle Warning Stickers Candle Jar Container Labels Wax Melting Safety Stickers, 1.2 Inch Circles (320) • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71

Materials cost

$155.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.13

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$199.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.29

Total project goal

$235.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$235.24

2 Donors

-$174.00

Donations toward project cost

-$147.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.10

match offer

-$61.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$52.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.19

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$0.00

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