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Ms. Allyssa from Sunnyvale CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Would You Be My Helper?

Help me give my students access to explore what it means to be a community helper with books and dress up items.

  • $206 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the ten colors of the Autism rainbow, each their own hue of personality. Some of them are nonverbal and are working on using sign language to communicate their wants and needs. The students come from different backgrounds and have different strengths, but they all are bright, energetic, and curious. Even on the challenging days, my students bring joy to me and my staff with their loving, youthful, and independent spirits.

My students are dynamic and sensitive.

Giving these students sensory input is essential to their classroom experience. My staff and I use sensory integration items to help the students be calm, focused, and comfortable so they can be ready to learn. We utilize therapeutic brushes, weighted blankets and vests, wiggle cushions, and sensory toys to aid students. It is wonderful to see a student smile and relax when they receive the special sensory attention they need.

My intention is to build an enriched environment to give my students a variety of play and sensory experiences. DonorsChoose can help with that!

My Project

Community helpers are such an important part of our everyday life, but for our kiddos it can sometimes be hard to know what each person does. They have to be exposed to things in a variety of ways, so having books and dress up clothes will help them be able to better identify, for example, the difference between a fire fighter and a police officer.

Having materials that familiarize our kiddos with what the helper looks like, what they do and why they are important will help them when they come in contact with community helpers in real life.

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping,’” Mr. Rogers

Ms. Allyssa
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
IRIS Compact Wood Garment Rack, Natural • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Sinuo Boy's Dress Up Costumes Set, Role Play Set 12-pcs Dress Up Trunk Pirate, Chef, Construction Worker, Policeman Costume Fit Boys Age from 3-8 • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Syntus 2 Pack Child Apron Adjustable Kid Bib Aprons Water Resistant with 2 Pockets Kitchen Painting Aprons with 2 Pairs of Oversleeves for Art, DIY, Cooking • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Whose Hat Is This?: A Look at Hats Workers Wear - Hard, Tall, and Shiny (Whose Is It?: Community Workers) • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Whose Tools Are These?: A Look at Tools Workers Use - Big, Sharp, and Smooth (Whose Is It?: Community Workers) • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
Paper Community Helper Party Glasses - 12 pieces • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95

Materials cost

$130.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$174.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.81

Total project goal

$205.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$205.42

2 Donors

-$205.42

Donations toward project cost

-$174.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.81

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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