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Ashley G
5051 Anderson Place
(Madisonville, Ohio)
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the project

Our 6th grade students have the opportunity to take a 4 day field trip following the Underground Railroad into Toronto, Canada. For some of our students, this will be the first time out of the country. We have planned a trip that allows our students to learn from historical landmarks but also experience some fun opportunities along the way. We will be stopping first in Amish Country to see how the Amish hid many escaped slaves. We will then spend the night in Pittsburgh where we will have the opportunity to see multiple Underground Railroad sites as well as have fun at the Hershey's Chocolate World. Finally we will drive into Canada, stopping at Niagara Falls to visit the Underground Railroad Heritage Center and the waterfall. We will end our trip in Toronto-taking a walking tour of Underground Railroad landmarks and seeing the city from the CN Tower.

A great deal of time and money goes into creating this field trip. Our students and staff have helped to raise $8,000 through fundraising and donations. We are asking for your help to raise our remaining total.

the steps

  • Pay for Charter Bus ($7,000)
  • Pay for Admissions to the following Parks and Museums ($2,100)
    • John Heinz Center
    • Hershey's Chocolate World
    • Horn blower Boat Tour of Niagara Falls
    • CN Tower
    • Royal Ontario Museum
    • Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
  • Pay for Hotels in Pittsburgh ($1,690)
  • Pay for Meals ($1,210)

why we're doing it

A field trip is more than just seeing the sights and learning new information. This trip will allow students to experience real world learning beyond the classroom. Students will have access to first hand information that will enhance their learning. This trip will build their social-emotional learning as they become more empathetic to the enslaved that traveled along the Underground Railroad. Finally, the students will be away from their families so they will learn a lot of independence.


Final budget


Parks & museum entry fees: $2,000.14

TOTAL RAISED = $2,062.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $61.86

Original budget

Your donation could help in the following ways:

Museum Entry Fee ‐ $15 per person, $2100 total


      Students will be visiting the John Heinz Center, Royal Ontario Museum and the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center.


Meals‐ $20 per person $1210 total


      We will need to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner out over the four days. 


Hotels ‐ $50 per person,  $1690


      We will be staying in hotels in Pittsburgh and Toronto.


Transportation-$100 per person, $7,000 total


      Our biggest expense, we have procured a charter bus that allows for a more comfortable ride throughout our journey. 

Budget total: $12,000


We have received outside donations that have covered most of expenses. We still need to raise $2,000


ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $62

Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised by this campaign.



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