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Ms. Shibuya from Hilo HI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Rug is Not Just Rug!

My students need a new ohana "family" rug where we can learn and love this school year.

  • $633 goal

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My Students

This past year has been one of immense change for Hawaii county and our geography, spirit, and heart continues to transform. We had no idea what was going to happen and we have no idea how it will impact us as an island, county, community and school. But things will change as change in inevitable.

Imua...it means to move forward.

Its something that we have done and will continue to do for the sake of our children. Through out actions, we show them what it means to be resilient and to grow. As a "family" we pull together and do what needs to get done. And even after the year is over, we will forever be an ohana.

No one knows how the lava will impact students who end up with me. All I can do is to assure the 22ish students that will show up on my doorstep on August 6th that they have a home in our classroom.

My Project

I have wrapped up 2017-2018 and my new littles will be arriving in August and I am eagerly anticipating their arrival.

Many of my kiddo's may be coming from temporary housing situations that have occurred as a result of the ongoing lava, from volcano.

They have experienced loss, stress, uncertainty at a level that I cannot and hope I never have to imagine. Their families have and will continue to go through change that will test the limits of their love and resilience.

I would love a new rug that will be the centerpiece of their "home". This home cannot and will not be taken away from them.

They will learn their letters, play with their friends, and find their own space in our house.

Where we are together as a family but separate enough to have our own space. Close enough to communicate but far enough to keep our hands to ourselves. Warm enough to feel the love but cool enough to relax.

The rug has been a source of comfort. Gives hugs (as the kids roll on the floor). Witnessed first tooth falling outs. We do everything on the rug.

Each year we become a family on the rug.

We say hello's and good bye's on the rug.

From first day jitters to last day hugs and tears.

We read about hippos, dinosaurs, and polar bears on the rug.

It was there when K lost her dog. And when Kai and Dave told me about their new baby brothers and sisters.

That rug has been through it all.

We need a new rug for our new friends who need a little comfort in their lives.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT669 - Alphabet Activity Carpet - 9' x 12' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $479.00 1 $479.00

Materials cost

$479.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$537.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.81

Total project goal

$632.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$632.07

6 Donors

-$59.53

Donations toward project cost

-$54.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.40

match offer

-$568.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$483.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.26

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.15

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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