You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Spencer from Conover NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Capturing our Students' Interests with Soft Seating!

My students need a new rug in order to help them understand boundaries and to give them a soft and safe space to have learning groups.

  • $359 goal

This project expired on November 30, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I currently teach at a separate setting school that educates children from the ages of 3-22 with severe and profound special needs. I get the pleasure of teaching my littles that are newly diagnosed at age 3 and I keep them until they go to kindergarten. A lot of children have never been in any school setting and are coming straight from home. For the most part, my students are nonverbal and need intensive specific help to gain the academics and functional skills in order to go to kindergarten. I get my students when they may not be able to feed themselves, may not know how to play, sit, and learn. What amazes me Yeats after year, is how my students grow and develop with the love and guidance of their teaching staff. You don't understand the wonderful things you are doing until you see a child walk for the very first time at the age of 3, watch a child eat with utensils by themself at the age of 4, or watch a child respond to their name.

My Project

My students come to me when they are first diagnosed with a disability. This is typically the first time that some of their parents are made aware that their child thinks and learns differently. Just because they have those differences doesn't mean that they do not deserve what other classrooms have. The carpet that I am asking for helps my severe and profound special needs children come together during group activities and become part of the group. It gives them a nice soft area to come and sit, enjoy their literacy and music time, as well use the letters to help promote letter identification.

Ms. Spencer
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 9 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Spencer is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nature Alphabet Blocks Carpet - 6' x 9' • Kaplan Early Learning Company $251.56 1 $251.56

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


4 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Conover","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4811142],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":3450061,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":9,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Spencer","authorIds":{"4811142":{"owner":"Ms. Spencer","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3450061],"proposalHash":"-478262195","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21007519,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDk3MjcwNQ==","NTYxNjAwMA==","NTI3NDg4Nw==","NDgxMTE0Mg==","NTYxNDQwNw=="],"teacherId":4811142,"schoolCounty":"Catawba","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NC","name":"North Carolina"}}