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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

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. Breuninger from Los Angeles CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

An Aquarium for Our Sensory Room

My students need a fish tank and supplies to create an aquarium in our sensory room.

  • $335 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a low-income area and resources for them are hard to come by. These students all have special needs and often get sensory overload in a classroom full of activity. Because of this, they need a place to go to relax and calm themselves so they can rejoin the classroom. Each student has a different way of calming their bodies and minds, so the sensory room has to be full of activities for all their diverse needs. For example, this project is to help put a fish tank in the sensory room. Just imagine how soothing a fish tank is! This room would serve students on the Autism spectrum, students with emotional disturbance, Down's Syndrome, multiple disabilities, and intellectual disabilities.

My Project

Our goal is to create an aquarium in our calming sensory room for our high school students with disabilities. We want to have a safe place where we can go when school is too overwhelming. Our hope is that many students will benefit from this room for many years to come.

The aquarium will add to our soothing atmosphere in our sensory room.

We will allow all students with disabilities to use this room to help them cope with school stressors. The room will have dim lights, peaceful music and lots of sensory items to help us to return to our class.

School can be a very overwhelming and confusing place. The calming room is important to us because it will give us a place to be while we calm ourselves and get ready to return to the classroom. Having fish in the room would be fantastic! This room solves the problem of not having anywhere to go when we are feeling overwhelmed. The school special ed program would really benefit from having this available for the students.

Mrs. Breuninger
Grades 9-12
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

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

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. Breuninger is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GloFish 20 Gallon Aquarium Kit • Amazon Business $129.99 1 $129.99
EHEIM Everyday Fish Feeder Programmable Automatic Food Dispenser • Amazon Business $26.42 1 $26.42
GloFish Aquarium Black Gravel, 5-Pound • Amazon Business $5.09 4 $20.36
LED Aquarium Bubble lights,SZMINILED 11.8 inch Fish Aquarium Underwater lights kit with 24key controller for Fish Tank • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Penn Plax Zombie Fish Aquarium Ornament, 7.2 by 3.5 by 3-Inch • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Uniclife Glowing Effect Artificial Coral Plant for Fish Tank, Decorative Aquarium Ornament, Orange • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Glowing Jellyfish,Govine 4pcs Glowing Jellyfish Aquarium Decorations For Fish Tank Small • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
GloFish Accent Gravel for Aquarium, Multicolored Gems • Amazon Business $3.49 2 $6.98

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


7 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations 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":"Los Angeles","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[641628],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3030960,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":250,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Breuninger","authorIds":{"641628":{"owner":"Mrs. Breuninger","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3030960],"proposalHash":"-1725680","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",smart&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1606184726002","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":91589,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjQxNjI4","NTE1NjM3Nw==","NjI3NjY4","NTExNjE2NA==","NTE2MDgxNw==","MTIyMjk5Ng==","NTE2NzA5Mw=="],"teacherId":641628,"schoolCounty":"Los Angeles","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}