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Mr. Rector from Oakland CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring Students Comfort In This Cold, Dark Winter

Help me give my students two space heaters and tissues for the winter.

  • $189 goal

This project expired on May 8, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a mix from all walks of life in Oakland. In my classroom there are young people who have dealt with gangs in their communities or families, and those who have only seen them in movies. My classroom has people who live in cars or in family members' couches, and people who have every console system and new shoe. I teach students from dozens of different ethnic backgrounds, many different religious backgrounds, and all different social backgrounds. Part of my job is to create one community from these disparate students.

We have come really far in our first semester!

34% of my students' grades have increased from the beginning of the semester to the end, and only 13% have decreased. My kids work really well in their groups, and we have had great success with group research projects and presentations. But now our room has no heat, and we need your help.

My Project

Our title one school has been slowly cutting back on classroom resources, as our district is in a budget crisis. This has impacted teachers in a lot of ways; for example, we've run out of paper, and teachers not getting paid for covering other classes. This is bad enough, but is workable.

But now it's starting to impact my students.

In December our classroom was heated to about 75 degrees, and now it's heated to about 65 degrees. My students wear hoodies and coats, and are often still cold in class. We may not be freezing, but it's cold enough that focusing for an hour is a struggle. There are no accommodations I can make to help this - we just need residences.

Your donation to help provide heaters and tissues can help keep us warm!

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

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This project will reach 113 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Air Choice Tower Ceramic Heater 1500W with Digital Remote, Portable Oscillating Overheating & Tip-Over Protection, Adjustable Thermostat, 8H Timer, ETL Safety Home Office, 24", Black • Amazon Business $73.99 1 $73.99
Space Heaters Electric Heater Quiet Portable Heater Auto Shut Off Small Ceramic Space Heater with Adjustable Thermostat Tip-Over & Overheat Protection for Home,Office,Desk,Personal or Other Space • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Puffs Plus Lotion Facial Tissues, 8 Family Boxes, 120 Tissues per Box • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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