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Mrs. Flores from Oakland CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Welcoming Library

Help me give my students chairs for our school library so that they can sit at the tables to read during their library time.

  • $1,046 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are all from low-income families that do not have a lot of resources. My school is pretty diverse, serving a variety of ethnicities. There are many students who are English Language Learners.

My students are eager to learn!

They love to do hands-on activities. That is when they are most engaged.

I work hard to build their confidence as learners because many of them have a hard time believing in themselves and believing that they can learn and be successful! I not only want them to learn, but to build the social skills and self-confidence​ they need to be successful in school and in life.

My Project

As a teacher in a high need, urban school, I see that many of our students don't have access to books at home. This year, we were able to reopen our school library after 15 years of closure. We have a part-time staff person, but there is no money for anything else. Our school library may provide the only access to books outside of the classroom for some of our students. We also know that our school library plays a central role in improving our students' literacy skills. Unfortunately, our library only has a few mismatched chairs of different sizes, some too small for the tables. In addition to providing access to books, our school library serves afterschool classes where students have time to do their homework. It’s hard for our students to read and study in the library when there aren’t enough chairs for everyone. We want our students to love the library and see that it is an important space in our school. We want every student to find a place to sit in the library, read books and do their homework in a comfortable setting.

Our students need new library chairs to make the library a more comfortable and inviting place to read a book and complete their homework.

These 30 chairs would ensure that all students have a comfortable place to sit at a table. It would make our library a more inviting and attractive place. We think it would really draw the students in. Our library provides our students with important access to books that inspires in them a love of reading. Please help our kids feel comfortable and relaxed in our library as they build their love of reading and complete their homework after school by donating to help us buy 30 new chairs.

Mrs. Flores
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 300 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics 16 Inch School Classroom Stack Chair, Chrome Legs, Blue, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $155.19 5 $775.95

Materials cost

$775.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$71.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$888.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$156.81

Total project goal

$1,045.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,045.40

9 Donors

-$1,015.09

Donations toward project cost

-$888.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$126.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.31

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$0.00

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