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  • $242 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Preston
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Coffee Grounds and Eggshells

Help me give my students a Spin Bin Composter. We have an amazing garden and would like to compost/recycle food from our lunchroom, paper from our classrooms and coffee grounds from our teacher's lounge.

My Students

My name is Eric Preston and I have been a teacher for 19 years. I work in an atypical, typical school. We are typical because the students have differing socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, educational experiences and expectations, parental guidance and housing. We are atypical because of the cohesiveness we share. It started with the administration, was embraced by our staff and most importantly has filtered through to the more than 700 hundred students and their families. Which is exactly why we have decided to request funding for something that will benefit grades pre-K-5.

My Project

We will use the spin bin composter to create compost using recyclable materials found in our school. The compost will be used in our garden and for grade specific instruction on its value to the garden and the process of making it.

The lunchroom will be used to collect orange peels, banana peels and compost compatible foods of all sorts.

The teacher's lounge will be the hub for collecting coffee grounds. Our teachers will shred paper and compost it too.

Our school will sell what is produced in our garden at farmers markets. Each grade level will contribute in every aspect of the garden from planting, harvesting, selling, advertising and cooking with a nutritionist chef.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spin Bin Composter 60 gal. Large Capacity Black Barrel Style Tumbler Compost Bin • Amazon Business $159.99 1 $159.99

Materials cost

$159.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.56

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$204.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.17

Total project goal

$241.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$241.12

3 Donors

-$150.00

Donations toward project cost

-$127.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

match offer

-$91.12

Match offer toward project cost

-$77.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.67

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 700 students.

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