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Mr. Chen from Boston MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Air Conditioner for Hot Days!

Help me give my students an air conditioner, a connector and pipe for draining the ac for hot summer days. This is a project for care, and comfort as our school does not have a/c during summer.

  • $577 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are fun and respectful! Just like my colleagues, the staff at our school are so grateful for everything that is happening in this place every day. Over 75% of our students have known each other for over five years because they come from the same feeder elementary school. Our students know each other really well because they grow up together and they know how to respect each other. This is rare because we are an inner city school in the center of Boston, where the mobility rate is extremely high.

As a Title I city school, we are proud to say that our attendance is above 90% on average.

Occasionally, our 8th graders will reach a 100% attendance. Academically, they are outstanding! They strive to work for good grades. In the last term, over 80% of our eighth graders were Honorable Mention or above. My students and my school are amazing! They motivate me to reach out for additional resources for them! Please consider helping us!

My Project

The air conditioner and connector/hose set will make a huge difference for my students as soon as we step into the hot days! Just like in the winter when we try to get them warm food and/or clothing, we would like to setup a classroom that is reasonable for learning in the summer time. My school does not have air conditioners provided or a functional central ventilation system. In the hot summer days, the room can go up to 90F or above. This is not good for learning if it gets that hot. We would like to get an air conditioner with the draining connector to drain the unit so it can run all day long. We are writing this grant in advance just so that we don't have to be in desperate need while there is more time for this project to get funded. Please consider helping us!

Mr. Chen
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Honeywell MM14CCS 14000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner, Black/Silver • Quill.com $423.12 1 $423.12
Everflow 2566 6 Feet Washing Machine Durable Black EPDM Rubber Tube & Cover, X F3/4 Inch Supply Line Spiral Polyester Reinforcement, Stamped Brass Hose Ends Made in USA • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Litorange Garden Hose Brass Repair Kit 5/8" Water Hose Mender End, Female Male 3/4" Quick Connector Adapter 4 PCS • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$453.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$489.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.45

Total project goal

$576.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$576.35

4 Donors

-$576.35

Donations toward project cost

-$489.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.45

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$0.00

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