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Ms. McManus from Elm City NC is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bench for Our Butterfly Garden

My students need a bench to sit on in our newly created Butterfly Garden.

  • $554 goal

This project expired on September 16, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am the media coordinator at a small, rural elementary school in a low socioeconomic area.

We have approximately 315 students in Grades K-5, with 70% receiving free and reduced lunch.

Many of our students come to us with very few "real-world" experiences that we take for granted. Our staff is committed to expanding our students' knowledge and enriching their education by providing them with a variety of hands-on learning activities.

My Project

Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits." - Satchel Paige. Recently we received a grant to create a butterfly garden on the school grounds. The students worked hard helping to prepare the garden site, planting, and mulching. The majority of them had never planted a plant before. Now that the garden is done, we'd like a bench in the garden for the students to sit on and enjoy watching the garden grow, view the butterflies we hope to attract, and write in their nature journals. We'd like to use a bench made of recycled plastic because our school just started a recycling program this school year. Using a bench made of recycled plastic would allow the students to see some of the benefits of recycling.

Adding a bench to our butterfly garden would allow the students to more fully enjoy the garden by inviting them to take the time to sit, observe, and experience their outdoor world.

Ms. McManus
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 315 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ultra Play 6' Inground Green Recycled Plastic Bench • Lowe's $329.38 1 $329.38

Materials cost

$329.38

Vendor shipping charges

$79.00

State sales tax

$31.65

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$453.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.65

Total project goal

$553.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$553.62

2 Donors

-$95.00

Donations toward project cost

-$77.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.10

match offer

-$458.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$376.07

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.55

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$0.00

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