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Ms. Marquez from Chicago IL is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Alfombra Please

My students need a carpet to sit comfortably on it an read stories. A bilingual carpet would be really helpful. It would help students to review Spanish vocabulary.

  • $596 goal

This project expired on March 1, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

How would you feel sitting on the cold hard floor to read a book? Not very pleasant right? That is what my little students have to do. I teach pre-k through 8th grade. My desks are high and chairs too big for my pre-k, kindergarten and first graders.

Please help!

All my students are African American who attend a urban elementary school in the city of Chicago. Our school is a low income school with 100% receiving free or reduced lunch (meaning the low poverty line). My school does not have the funds to provide a carpet for my classroom.

My Project

We need a carpet for our reading time. A carpet would make our reading time more pleasant. Students would focus more on the story and not on the cold hard floor. Students would share multicultural stories that would help them to understand better other cultures and language.

This project is incredibly important for these little ones.

It would be a tool to improve and love "reading". A bilingual carpet would not be only comfortable to sit on but it also would help my students to review Spanish vocabulary and a great visual aid with colorful pictures and words.

Ms. Marquez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 250 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG281 - Spanish-English Carpet - 9' x 12' • Lakeshore Learning $469.00 1 $469.00

Materials cost

$469.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$506.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.30

Total project goal

$595.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$595.34

6 Donors

-$508.54

Donations toward project cost

-$463.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.00

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$36.80

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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