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Mrs. Residori from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Safe Haven in Cabrini

The cost a large area rug and bookcases for a classroom library is $1313, 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>.

  • $1,338 goal

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I am a first year, first grade teacher at Manierre Elementary School in Chicago's Cabrini Green neighborhood. My students live in the projects across the street from the school, and overall, do not have very stable or secure home lives. I have a wonderful class of eighteen children whom I have grown to love over the course of this year. I have worked very hard to make my classroom a safe and welcoming place for all of my students. They love coming to school, and they have learned to treat each other with kindness and respect. One of the places in my classroom that the children love the most is our classroom library. I have four large pillows and a rug in the library. The children love to relax and read there during independent reading time, or go lay down when they are sick. Although they all love the library now, I would like to make it nicer and more complete. The rug that is there is old and dirty and there aren't enough bookshelves for my growing collection of books. With the help of a generous donor, I would love to complete my library with more bookshelves, a new rug, and some comfortable furniture. This would truly make my classroom a comfortable safe haven away from all of the troubles that my students face in their lives.

Mrs. Residori
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Earthworks Bold • KidCarpet.com $341.99 1 $341.99
Tot Mate I-Can-Read Book Displays - 4' Floor Book Display 30"H x 15"D x 46 1/2"W • SchoolOutfitters.com $220.15 1 $220.15
pad-9"x12" • KidCarpet.com $99.00 1 $99.00
Atlantic Metal Bookcase 30" Height, 1 Adjustable Shelf • SchoolOutfitters.com $73.95 4 $295.80

Materials cost

$956.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$1,096.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$240.75

Total project goal

$1,337.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,337.50

7 Donors

-$1,271.16

Donations toward project cost

-$1,097.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$174.16

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$66.64

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$0.00

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