You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Villanueva from San Diego CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Space to Throw Around Ideas: Interactive Mic & Carpet

Help me give my students a new meeting space that is conducive to engagement, conversation, and learning.

  • $670 goal

This project expired on December 9, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second graders are intelligent, funny, and hard working. My students' needs are as diverse as their personalities and interests. However, one thing that they all have in common is that they are an active group with bounds of energy and a commitment to learning.

My students collaborate in a variety of groupings and settings throughout the day.

Due to the nature of our dual immersion language program, they need to be open minded and flexible in their academics.

Our school is one of socioeconomic struggle. 98% of my school's students are socioeconomically disadvantaged with 8% of our enrollment being homeless. Despite their backgrounds and their struggles, my students are more than the statistics that are many times used to describe them as a whole. My students possess the individuality, creativity, work ethic and passion for learning that truly define them and our learning community.

My Project

The carpet area is truly the heart of my second grade classroom. This is the space where we come together to discuss our ideas and feelings about books, share thinking, strategies, and discoveries during math lessons and engage in accountable talk in all academic areas.

My students deserve a space that is comfortable and conducive to conversation and engagement for all.

Our current carpet is going on 10 years of age and has definitely seen better days. It also does not accomodate all the students in my class. The new carpet is a semicircle that is colorful, inviting, perfect for our layout and would provide enough space for all my students. The addition of an innovative throwable wireless microphone would allow all students to be heard, promote engagement, as well as add an exciting level of fun to our conversations.

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Villanueva is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kid Carpet FE82143A Colors Semicircle Nylon Area Rug, 12' x 6', Multicolored • Amazon Business $287.91 1 $287.91
Qball Throwable Microphone - 2.4Ghz up to 75 ft range • Amazon Business $199.00 1 $199.00

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


6 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"San Diego","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4780826],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":4262551,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":50,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Villanueva","authorIds":{"4780826":{"owner":"Mrs. Villanueva","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4262551],"proposalHash":"1009177617","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21000981,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjcyMjc4NA==","NjYzNzg2OA==","NjUxMzU3OA==","NjY1MTc0OQ==","NjYzNjgzNA==","NDc4MDgyNg==","NjYzODQ5NA=="],"teacherId":4780826,"schoolCounty":"San Diego","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}