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Mrs. Acuff from Noel MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Comfy and Safe

Help me give my students a comfortable and safe place sit and relax when visiting the counselor's office.

  • $454 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a school counselor in a Title I School which serves a very low socioeconomic student population. The student body is comprised of a very diverse population with a wide variety of languages and cultures.

My students love to learn about each other and the differences and similarities they share!

Understanding and accepting each others' differences is one of the things that make my students special and unique! My school is one of the most positive influences in the students' lives and a safe and welcoming place for them to learn.

Many of my students have experienced some form of trauma in their lives and need a place they feel safe and secure.

My Project

I am a counselor in a very low income diverse setting in which many of my students have experienced multiple forms of trauma. These students spend a great deal of time processing and dealing with those traumas in the counselor's office.

This project will help students relax and feel comfortable enough to open up and share the traumas they have endured, share their feelings and emotions, as well as develop the skills necessary to cope with those emotions.

The love seat and table will pair with my existing chairs to create a comfy and safe place for the counseling process!

Mrs. Acuff
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Zinus Contemporary Upholstered Loveseat, Dark Grey • Amazon Business $319.99 1 $319.99
Furinno 11179EX Simple Design Coffee Table, Espresso • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$349.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$385.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.98

Total project goal

$453.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$453.21

4 Donors

-$227.00

Donations toward project cost

-$192.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.05

match offer

-$226.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$192.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.93

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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