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Mrs. Miller from East Chicago IN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Community Drawers for Community Building

My students need community drawers for each of their groups to hold shared materials and extra textbooks and resources to keep them organized and on task daily.

  • $265 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is my first year as an educator and I've been told you never forget your first class. I have yet to meet my students, but I know they will leave a lasting impression on my career.

Building a community within our classroom is vital to each and every student being successful.

The city of East Chicago is big on community and everyone using their strengths and differences to come together and make each other stronger. This is the same spirit I desire for the students in my classroom.

My Project

I have yet to meet my students, but one of the first things I want them to feel when they walk into our classroom is a sense of community! For this reason, I chose to arrange my students in collaborative groups and use community supplies.

Collaboration is a major key to building communities.

Each group of students would be able to access shareable supplies, textbooks, and resources to complete assignments and projects by using the community drawers. It gives them something to be responsible over and will show them the importance of accessibility and organization when it comes to success in learning.

It also simplifies organization for me. I would be able to ensure each student has access to what they need and are able to be prepared to learn, not worrying about access to paper, pencils, or manipulatives.

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

Equity Focus

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

This project will reach 22 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bella Storage Solution Medium Plastic Storage Drawer Cart, 4 Drawer • Staples Advantage $31.99 6 $191.94

Materials cost

$191.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$224.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.67

Total project goal

$264.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$264.49

6 Donors

-$240.00

Donations toward project cost

-$204.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.00

match offer

-$24.49

Match offer toward project cost

-$20.82

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.67

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$0.00

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