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Ms. McKenna from Bronx NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Clean And Organized Classroom

The cost of this vacuum and shelves is $374, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $374 goal

This project expired on August 29, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hi, I'm a K-2 Science teacher at P.S. 157 in the Bronx. I teach 15 different classes of awesome students. I am so lucky that I have the opportunity to teach something I love to these students. The students at my school are very enthusiastic about science and love coming to do experiements in my classroom. One problem is that they only come to my class for one or two 50 minute periods a week. In that short amount of time it is very difficult to start, finish and CLEAN after our lesson. The students become so enthralled in our lessons that the teacher is standing at the door to pick them up in no time. To alleviate some of our time management issues, I think we need some materials to keep our classroom even cleaner and more organized. Our science room has materials that are not easily accessible. I am asking for a storage unit with clear bins to store all of our wonderful science materials. Right now all of our science equipment is stored in plastic bins and closets. With a storage unit students would be able to access materials! In addition to a storage unit our classroom is in dire need of a vacuum to help keep the rugs clean. Right now I need to sweep it daily with a broom. This is extremely time consuming and hard on the body. A vacuum would keep the rug clean in minutes a day. These materials are needed to keep a clean, orderly and kid friendly classroom. The students would benefit more than anyone. They would be able to access the materials they need in seconds and come into a clean classroom every time.

Ms. McKenna
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HOOVER LIGHTWEIGHT COMMERCIAL VACUUM 7.1 AMP -- Hoover Commercial Vacuums; Lightweight, 7.1-amp • Quill Corporation $170.99 1 $170.99
EDSAL STEEL PICK RACK W/PLASTIC FLAT PARTS BINS, 6 SHELVES -- Edsal Steel Pick Rack with Flat Plastic Parts Bins; 6 Shelves, 24 Bins • Quill Corporation $85.49 1 $85.49

Materials cost

$256.48

Vendor shipping charges

$25.65

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$306.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.28

Total project goal

$373.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$373.76

2 Donors

-$360.55

Donations toward project cost

-$306.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.07

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.21

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$0.00

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