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Mrs. MacKinnon from Buffalo NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

You Have The Power To Change Anything!

Help me give my students an inflatable compression boat lounger, magnet building tiles, a bean bag chair, games, and other items.

  • $524 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a school social worker who sees most of our students on a regular basis. The students at this school struggle financially, emotionally, socially, and behaviorally, which directly impacts their academics - which is when they are referred to me!

These resilient kiddos are truly beautiful children with hearts of gold.

Some of their needs include clothing, refugee services, food assistance, transportation assistance, and re-homing/homelessness to name a few. The children often hide these needs out of pride or fear but know they can come to the student support team (me and a few others) to get their needs fulfilled.

The students here want to succeed, and that is quite obvious upon interacting with some of them. Amazingly, the resilience in these children shines bright. Despite their struggles, they still come to school and try and are very forgiving, loving young children.

My Project

With these materials, a huge difference can be made in this school. We will be running special education groups, as well as social academic instructional groups and hope to create a physical environment that reflects my purpose at this school. Having a place to come and deescalate and decompress is 100% necessary for these 560 children, grades PK-8th.

Creating a trauma-informed, person-centered curriculum and physical environment is the number one social work goal.

Empowering our youth is the most critical piece in early intervention, and with these tools, we can reach many.

Some ways we will use the materials include the following: Jenga -We will write different empowering and conversation-stimulating words on the blocks and as they are pulled, our students will follow with what comes into mind. Bean Bag Chair - Relaxation corner. Undergarments/clothing - for children who do not have access to these necessities. Detergent - to do some of our students' laundry when smells or accidents happen. Organizational tools - create flow and organization in the office. Therapy tools/toys/games - group games/calming interventions/mindfulness.

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Mrs. MacKinnon
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 560 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Special Supplies Inflatable Compression Boat Lounger for Kids, Sensory Needs Therapy and Reading Lounger, Air Pump and Repair Kit • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Ultimate Office 8 Section High Capacity Black Wire Mesh Inclined Desktop Organizer, StepUp File Sorter Rack Includes 18, 3rd-Cut PocketFile Clear Poly Document Folder Project Pockets • Amazon Business $49.72 1 $49.72
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Sapphire • Amazon Business $40.00 1 $40.00
Fun Social Skills and Therapy Game for Adults and Teenagers: CBT Therapeutic Family Game for Meaningful Conversations and Open Communication, Leading to Better Relationships. Great Counseling Tool. • Amazon Business $22.50 1 $22.50
ALALIMINI Toddler Boys Sweat Pants Active Joggers Pants 2-Pack Basic Elastic Drawstring(Black&Red, 120CM/5(5-6Y)) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Boys Toddler Cartoon Cotton Underwear Boxer Briefs 8 Pack • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Kinetic Sand, Folding Sand Box with 2 Pounds of Kinetic Sand • Amazon Business $19.87 1 $19.87
Crayola Aroma Putty, Reviving Collection, Gift, 6Count • Amazon Business $19.04 1 $19.04
Girls Toddler Leggings Pants 3 Pack Stretchy Printing Flower Classic Leggings for Kids (Style 4A, 5 Years) • Amazon Business $18.90 1 $18.90
My Moods, My Choices Flipbook for Kids; 20 Different Moods/Emotions; Autism; ADHD; Help Kids Identify Feelings and Make Positive Choices; Laminated Pages (Emoji Flipbook) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Jenga Game Wooden Blocks Stacking Tumbling Tower Kids Game Ages 6 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Closecret Toddler Soft Cotton Underwear Baby Panties Little Girls' 12-Pack Assorted Briefs (4-6 Years, Multicoloured) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Don't Go Bananas - A CBT Game for Kids to Work on Controlling Strong Emotions • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent Liquid He, Clean Burst, 210 Ounce • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Limited Too Girls’ Stretch Comfort Cotton Bikini Underwear 10 Pack, Butterflies, Size 7' • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$402.92

Vendor shipping charges

$5.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$444.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.52

Total project goal

$523.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$523.47

8 Donors

-$423.47

Donations toward project cost

-$359.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.52

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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