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Mrs. Placette from Austin TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Vacuum Cleaner for Fun & Messy Learning

Help me give my students a vacuum cleaner so we can have fun and get messy while learning!

  • $458 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my class are excited to come to school to learn everyday. They are curious about science and eager to learn how to read. They are kind to others and respectful of our classroom materials. They take great care of new classroom materials. Our school is 92% economically disadvantaged and 79% English Language Learners. My class is very diverse, including students from around the world, students receiving special education, gifted and talented students, and those learning English as a second language. My sweet students will benefit greatly by being able to continue our hands-on, messy learning. Thank you in advance for helping me provide my students with a clean and healthy classroom!

My Project

As my students are developing fine-motor skills, we use many messy learning materials, such as colorful salt, rice, sand, playdough--the list goes on. These materials help students stay engaged while they practice reading and writing their letters, words, and numbers. These various materials engage multiple senses to ensure their learning is long-term and memorable.

While our custodians vacuum daily, there are many instances where we need a vacuum during the school day to clean up after ourselves.

I would also like to be able to vacuum all our class rugs more often for safety and sanitary purposes. My students deserve the best learning environment, and a vacuum cleaner will help me provide that for them.

Thank you so much for helping me provide the necessities for our classroom.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dyson - V7 Animal Cord-Free Vacuum - Iron/Sprayed Purple/Purple • Best Buy Education $353.72 1 $353.72

Materials cost

$353.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$389.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.65

Total project goal

$457.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$457.68

9 Donors

-$342.00

Donations toward project cost

-$310.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.65

Matching donations from our partners

-$92.56

Match offers toward project cost

-$78.68

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$23.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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