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Ms. Porter from Dallas TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Needs for Special Education Class

Help me give my students a microwave and a mini fridge. My students need a mini fridge to keep their food in that comes from home, and a microwave to heat their food up during breakfast and lunch.

  • $279 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a low income/high poverty school district where 100% of the students in the school receive free breakfast and lunch. Despite coming from a disadvantaged neighborhood, the students come to school very happy and very eager to learn every day.

The students that I have in my classroom that I service have Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities.

They all vary with different strengths and abilities, and they need support to help to communicate and function socially with others.

My Project

Being a special needs student can come with many difficult challenges. Some of those challenges can occur during breakfast and lunchtime. Over half of my students have dietary restrictions, and are picky eaters, and their food must come from home. A mini fridge is very much needed, so that I can store all the students' lunches that need to be refrigerated during the day before breakfast and lunchtime. A microwave is needed so my Teacher Assistant or I can easily heat up the students' food, without having to worry about leaving the classroom and having to run back and forth to the teachers' lounge to do so.

Ms. Porter
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sharp Carousel 1.1 Cu. Ft. 1000W Countertop Microwave Oven in White • Quill.com $107.09 1 $107.09
Midea HS65L Half Width Single Section Freestanding Refrigerator White • Quill.com $96.89 1 $96.89

Materials cost

$203.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$237.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.83

Total project goal

$278.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$278.87

2 Donors

-$139.43

Donations toward project cost

-$118.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.91

Matching donations from our partners

-$139.44

Match offers toward project cost

-$118.52

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.92

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$0.00

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