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Mrs. Mahoney from Springfield MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Best Table in the Room!

Help me give my students a table at which they can participate in small group activities.

  • $429 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is located in one of the largest cities in the state of Massachusetts, and I'm very proud to be an urban educator. The school at which I am a teacher is the same elementary school I attended more than 40 years ago!

While our school system has undergone many changes through the years, our students have learned to adapt and continue to work hard toward gaining academic achievement.

My students' hopes and dreams are very diverse, but what they do share in common is a joy in learning. They also take pride in their academic growth, which we celebrate often. Whether they are reading an article from Scholastic News, writing a personal narrative or creating a PowerPoint showcasing their knowledge of the American Revolution, my students continue to amaze me on a daily basis.

My Project

When we go out to dinner we want to enjoy our dining experience and a wobbly, old table is not going to promote a positive dining atmosphere. The same can be said when children come to school with an appetite for learning.

The classroom environment plays a huge role in creating a child's mindset for learning, so it's important to have furniture which welcomes students to get comfortable and enjoy the learning experience.

Much like the perfect table choice at our favorite restaurants.

Schools seldom have the money to replace aging furniture, so teachers have to beg, barter or purchase their own furniture to create an environment where students feel comfortable and enjoy learning. I would like to be able to replace two wobbly, old tables with a new kidney table so I can better service my students when teaching small group lessons.

Mrs. Mahoney
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CN433 - 48" x 72" Large Group Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $329.00 1 $329.00

Materials cost

$329.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$363.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.22

Total project goal

$428.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$428.16

2 Donors

-$307.00

Donations toward project cost

-$275.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.20

match offer

-$103.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$88.14

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.55

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.47

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$0.00

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