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Mrs. Finney from Paradise CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Lost

Help me give my students the classroom they lost to the devastating Camp Fire. We will need everything to start over. My students need wobble cushions, wobble chairs, a carpet, and a teaching cart.

  • $2,536 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

On November 8th of this year the Camp Fire took the town of Paradise. It took the homes of 21 of 24 of my students, it took their classroom, their routine, all of their belongings, and for many their peace of mind; but the fire could not take our community.

For the first few weeks after the fire we met in my home where I taught math and language arts at my kitchen table, on my couch, and in my front yard.

We are now holding school in a large basketball gym with the rest of our K-8 community. We have some supplies and are learning to cope with our new normal. Hope is provided in the kindness and generosity of those who see our passion to rebuild and become even stronger than before. Our school is looking for a temporary facility to house our school. We are looking forward to our own classroom but will need everything that was lost.

My second graders are amazing and remarkably resilient. They have been witness to a tragedy of historic proportions, events they can never forget. They are diligent learners who deserve the opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential!

My Project

My classroom burned to the ground, there is nothing left and we are rebuilding with our most basic needs. We are moving to a temporary facility while our town is recovering from the ravaging Camp Fire. I will miss those four walls but I am happy to rebuild with a fresh start!

The most basic needs are for furniture (teaching cart and a carpet) and curriculum.

In addition, flexible seating (wobble chairs and wobble cushions) will be important as our temporary facility will be considerably smaller than our last school. I will need pieces that can be moved after we rebuild and can be used in different settings.

Mrs. Finney
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WC714 - Flex-Space Wobble Chair - 14" - Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 12 $839.88
HH673 - Colors of Nature® Classroom Carpet for 30 - 9' x 12' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $479.00 1 $479.00
LM540 - Store & Display Teaching Cart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $399.00 1 $399.00
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 6 $89.94
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 6 $89.94
LK297BU - Heavy-Duty Pocket Chart - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99

Materials cost

$1,920.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$175.75

3rd party payment processing fee

$28.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,155.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$380.35

Total project goal

$2,535.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,535.66

3 Donors

-$745.78

Donations toward project cost

-$663.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.03

match offer

-$1,754.78

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,491.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$263.22

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.10

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$0.00

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