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

Ms. Reiss from Groveport OH is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Attentive and Alert!

Help me give my students flexible seating choices that keep them attentive. I am looking to purchase 12 balance balls.

  • $172 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My adorable crew come from a community where poverty is prevalent and potential homelessness looms large in their daily lives. Teachers at our school are well aware that the school is considered to be a safe haven for many of these students. It is one of the few positive constants in their lives and a place where they know they will be safe, be fed, be listened to, and cared for during the seven hours they are with us. For me, personally, it is a huge responsibility to be the best I can be every day for my little crew.

I recently moved from teaching 5th and 6th grade for 25 years to 1st grade.

I am so incredibly happy with the change but want so much to make my classroom a warm, welcoming, motivating and active place of experiential learning. The needs of 1st graders are vastly different than the needs of 6th graders! I learned quickly that 1st graders need to move around and move often! Because of this, I am seeking funding to purchase flexible seating options.

My Project

The needs of 1st graders are vastly different than the needs of 6th graders! I learned quickly that 1st graders need to move around and move often. We spend lots of 2 to 3 minute breaks standing up and doing fun Go Noodle “Brain Gym” types of activities, but sitting in stiff metal chairs and trying to work can be a real “pain in the butt!” Because of this, I am seeking funding for 12 stationary balance balls that will make our room much more comfortable and learner friendly! So many first graders need the kinesthetic stimulation that flexible seating provides in order to stay better focused and on task.

Ms. Reiss
Grades PreK-2
More than half of 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 Ms. Reiss is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA484 - Flex-Space 17" Balance Ball Seat Bundle - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $113.94 1 $113.94

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


2 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":"Groveport","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5783514],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OH","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3849433,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Reiss","authorIds":{"5783514":{"owner":"Ms. Reiss","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3849433],"proposalHash":"-1772487641","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21261252,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":5783514,"schoolCounty":"Franklin","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OH","name":"Ohio"}}