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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

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. Alwon from Springfield MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Clean Learning Part II

Help me give my students a Clothing Dryer to ensure they can focus on learning.

  • $745 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 100% Special Education students. They all have Individual Education Plans for Social / Emotional reasons. Most of them have experienced severe trauma in their lives which has caused them to have both learning and behavior challenges. Many of them are living in group homes, foster care, or with a parent who is having difficulties. They are in middle school, so in addition to the challenges they face in their personal lives, they are also struggling with the difficulties of beginning adolescence and the middle grades.

Despite all of the difficulties in their lives, my students have very big hearts.

They are able to demonstrate gratitude and appreciate those who take the time to make them feel special. Some of them are very strong readers, and some are just learning how to read. Some of them have the skills to overcome their life situations, and some of them are learning these skills every day. They all want to feel important and be loved. We try to make them feel this way while also providing an education so they can be successful in this world.

My Project

Help me give my students clean uniform clothes with a clothing dryer (our first project was a washing machine). Many students’ homes and foster homes change constantly. A dryer will help them have clean and dry clothing to learn in. They want to be clean, and they need to wear uniforms in class. A dryer will support their ability to wear clean, comfortable clothing and focus on learning. They will not have to worry about their basic needs, and they can focus on the lessons in front of them.

A dryer for our school will help students to wear their uniform and feel good about themselves while they learn.

Many of our students live in group homes, foster homes, or in apartments with their families that have limited resources. Many students live in neighborhoods where it is not always safe to use the laundromat. They care a great deal about how they smell and look, especially in front of their peers.

Ms. Alwon
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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

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. Alwon is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Whirlpool - Cabrio 7.0 Cu. Ft. 24-Cycle Electric Dryer - White • Best Buy Education $593.70 1 $593.70

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


6 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":"Springfield","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1201437],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4018065,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":50,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Alwon","authorIds":{"1201437":{"owner":"Ms. Alwon","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4018065],"proposalHash":"-92739180","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21286501,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjYyNzczMA==","NjM0NjM5MA==","MzYwNjIxNg==","NjM4NDQ4Mg==","NjA0NzQwMQ==","MzM0MzA1MQ==","NjM3ODQxNw=="],"teacherId":1201437,"schoolCounty":"Hampden","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MA","name":"Massachusetts"}}