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Mr. Warner from Meriden CT is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Backstage Storage

Help me give my students storage shelves, racks, and containers so they can organize their backstage area to have a productive and successful theatre program.

  • $431 goal

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My Students

My students are a diverse and socio-economically disadvantaged group of 9th through 12th graders in a high needs district. The students are participants in the after school theatre program and/or students in our Introduction to Theatre class.

These students give tirelessly of themselves for countless hours in and after school to create student-led theatrical productions.

The students handle almost all aspects of the theatre program, including serving as designers, stage managers, carpenters and technicians. They are fully committed to making the most of their limited resources so that the productions are as high quality as possible.

My Project

These storage items will allow us to organize our backstage area so our productions can run more smoothly. These items will help with storage of the props, costumes, electronics, and art supplies that fill up the backstage and are vital to our program.

A clean and tidy backstage area means that students can spend more time creating and less time searching.

A collapsible costume rack will make hanging and maintaining costumes much easier. The storage bins will be able to hold fabric and costumes between shows. The storage shelves will allow us to organize our props and tools. As our auditorium is a shared space with both other departments in the school and outside groups, and since backstage is our only storage area, it is critical we keep a well organized space. These storage items will make that possible.

Mr. Warner
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics 5-Shelf Shelving Storage Unit, Metal Organizer Wire Rack, Black • Amazon Business $58.65 2 $117.30
Sterilite 16598008 56 Quart/53 Liter Storage Box, White Lid w/ Clear Base, 8-Pack • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Simple Houseware Heavy Duty Clothing Garment Rack, Chrome • Amazon Business $39.87 1 $39.87
Value Pack 5 Shelf Liners for Wire Shelf Liner, Fits Seville Classics Wire Shelving - Premium Quality (14 x 30, Graphite) • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
STERILITE 1 New 20758004 Clearview Small 5 Drawer Desktop Storage Unit White • Amazon Business $17.36 2 $34.72
storageLAB Under Bed Shoe Storage Organizer, Sturdy Sides and Bottom - Set of 2, Fits 24 Pairs Total, Lower Cost Version (Gray) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Simple Houseware 24 Pockets Large Clear Pockets Over The Door Hanging Shoe Organizer, Gray (60" x 22.5") • Amazon Business $8.87 2 $17.74

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