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Ms. Beth from Seattle WA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Buddy Bench—Foster Friendship

Help me give my students a buddy bench to add to our playground.

  • $295 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class is filled with second and third graders who are active and enthusiastic learners. Over 30% of my classroom has special education needs. The special learning needs in my classroom vary, but include dyslexia, autism, and sensory processing disorders.

Project based learning is a school-wide emphasis.

Students learn by studying a topic deeply so that they can make many connections and synthesize information. Students extend their learning by engaging in projects with a variety of entry points. We often role play and go on an expedition!

My Project

Recently my class read an article about buddy benches. A buddy bench is a bench that is outside on the playground. If a student is feeling lonely, left out, or they want to try playing with someone new they can sit on the buddy bench. This is a signal to other students in the community that someone wants to be included.

My students were inspired by reading about buddy benches and want one for our school.

This will be a powerful addition to our school community. This is a gift that will help young people navigate one big social environment, the playground.

Ms. Beth
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 26 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Plow & Hearth German-Made, Green Weatherproof Resin Garden Bench - 47" L x 21½"W x 29" H • Amazon Business $199.95 1 $199.95

Materials cost

$199.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$250.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.20

Total project goal

$294.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$294.65

6 Donors

-$241.00

Donations toward project cost

-$216.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.90

Matching donations from our partners

-$40.42

Match offers toward project cost

-$34.36

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.06

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.24

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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