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Mr. Johnson from Columbia TN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Plastic Recycling to My Classroom

My students need a recycling container to be able to recycle plastic bottles.

  • $231 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is on the border of a growing area. This means that the growing portion of our population is suburban, but a large part remains rural. Many of my students live in households that cannot help them with school work. Through Response to Intervention, I target the lowest performing students and help elevate their mathematical ability.

Financially, the chasm exists between the students that we send food home with and the students who drive new cars.

Ensuring that my students all have access to technology and opportunity is my mission regardless of the financial situation.

My Project

My school is in an area that does not recycle plastic. I have made it my project to inform my students about plastic recycling and to give them the ability to recycle plastic. Hundreds of plastic bottles are thrown away every day in this school. I'm getting the idea started in my classroom.

Currently, the plastic recycling program is a blue bag that is clipped to my cabinet and it's time to make it more permanent.

Getting a dedicated plastic recycling bin will increase visibility to the students and help educate the students about the importance of keeping plastic out of landfills and waterways.

Mr. Johnson
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 140 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rubbermaid Untouchable Recycling Container, Square, Plastic, 23 gallon, Blue, 31"H x 16.5"W x 15.5"D • Staples Advantage $117.38 1 $117.38
Rubbermaid Untouchable Recycling Tops, Blue, 3 1/4"H x 16"W x 16"D • Staples Advantage $46.38 1 $46.38

Materials cost

$163.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$196.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.63

Total project goal

$230.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$230.85

3 Donors

-$230.85

Donations toward project cost

-$196.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.63

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$0.00

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