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Ms. Israel from San Lorenzo CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Clean Machine!

Help me give my students a Shark vacuum for a clean rug and sitting area for our lessons and community meetings.

  • $178 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students at my school represent historically underserved groups; ninety-two percent are socioeconomically disadvantaged and for more than half, English is not their first language.

I’m telling you this because these statistics show that our students are truly inspiring!

While speaking another language at home and representing diverse populations is a precious gift, it also presents daily challenges for our students. Yet, despite this, the students show up each day, ready to learn. It is our responsibility to provide them a safe place to learn, grow, problem-solve and thrive.

The thing is, students are innately and intensely curious about the world in which they live. They are pioneers and explorers, ready to discover new things. They want to know about who they are and why they are. They want to get lost in a book and journey to new places, whether it’s another country, a civil rights protest or Hogwart’s. These learning experiences are extremely empowering. Providing them with these tools and opportunities is also simply a matter of equity. Our students don’t just deserve these educational experiences; it is their right as children.

My Project

We spend much of the day on our classroom rug, which sits in the middle of the room. We begin each day by gathering here for a morning meeting circle - we greet each other, share about life's happenings, relay news and announcements, and sometimes even play a quick game. Throughout the day we continue to gather on this rug for lessons - reading, writing, math, science, social studies... you get it! The rug also serves as a work space for students. Some students prefer working on the rug, splayed out on their bellies, then sitting at their desks.

Given how much time we spend on this rug, it should always be clean and welcoming... but you can imagine how dirty it gets by the end of each day!

That is why I am requesting a powerful Shark vacuum along with Spot Shot carpet cleaner. This way I can give the rug a good vacuuming at the end of each day, instead of the once a month (if even!) vacuum job that it typically gets.

Thank you for supporting this project and helping to provide my students a clean space for learning, working, and growing!

Ms. Israel
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shark Navigator Professional Upright Corded Bagless Vacuum for Carpet and Hard Floor with XL Dust Cup and Swivel Steering (NV70), Gold • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Spot Shot 9722 009729 Professional Instant Carpet Stain Remover 32 oz Trigger Spray (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$108.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.97

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$150.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.57

Total project goal

$177.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$177.15

1 Donor

-$88.57

Donations toward project cost

-$75.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.28

match offer

-$88.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$75.29

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.29

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$0.00

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