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Mrs. Tamsberg from N Charleston SC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Come Cozy Up on our Couch!

My students need a comfortable sofa and chairs where they can relax and enjoy cuddling up with a good book.

  • $269 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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I am a First Grade Teacher in a Title I school where over 90% of students receive free/reduced lunch. I have a classroom full of wonderful 6 and 7 year olds that I have come to love as my own. In this low income area, for many students, school is the safest and most comfortable place that the child knows. I work hard to make sure that I provide this necessary stability and comfort to the students in my classroom.

My goal is provide my students with the most optimal learning environment so that they view school and our classroom as a place where they will always be safe and feel comfortable. Unfortunately, with lack of funding, I am not able to create my ideal classroom environment without your help. I want to provide my students with a cozy reading center where they can curl up with a good book, but as of now, all I am able to provide is old, dirty carpet squares. Although I am thankful for these, and the students enjoy being able to sit on the "reading squares", I dream of something bigger for them!

The durable and comfortable sofa and chair set will be a perfect addition to our reading corner. The students will truly get to experience the joys of being entranced by a good book, while relaxing and feeling cozy on the couch or chair. These are luxuries that they do not experience at home, and so far, do not experience at school either. Imagine their excitement to get to go read in the library when there is a soft sofa available, instead of a dirty old carpet square. Just the seating alone will encourage children to read! It doesn't take much!

Your sofa and chair gift to our library corner will bring a new and much needed excitement to the classroom library. It will encourage students to pick up a book and read, while allowing them to feel safe and comfortable; something many of them only feel when they are at school. What a meaningful and powerful gift you graciously offer to my classroom of amazing 6 and 7 year olds!

Mrs. Tamsberg
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Children s Sofa and Chair Furniture Set • Nasco $172.95 1 $172.95

Materials cost

$172.95

Vendor shipping charges

$17.30

State sales tax

$8.65

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$220.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.29

Total project goal

$268.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$268.29

1 Donor

-$129.32

Donations toward project cost

-$109.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.40

match offer

-$129.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.31

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.73

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$0.00

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