You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mr. Hartman from Baltimore MD is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Compost for the Classroom

My students need compost bins and composting books in order to start our own school wide composting program.

  • $786 goal

This project expired on February 18, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Only 25 percent of the fifth graders at my school passed the state science test last year. This year, I'm in charge of science, and I am determined to do a much better job for my students. This year, with your help they will see all of the science of a compost bin, right in the classroom.

My fifth graders are great kids.

Our school is in a high poverty urban area in Maryland. Our neighborhood features very little green space, and accordingly, my students lack a general understanding of many science topics. They really enjoy science and love to get their hands dirty during experiments, but they are afforded relatively few opportunities to do so. I'm here to change that, with your help, of course.

My Project

I am requesting two worm composting bins, and 2 classroom sets of books on composting. With these materials, my students will be able to better understand how composting works; and how it completes a natural cycle in nature. Also, it will help stop food waste from entering our landfills, and teach my students about the importance of this.

I am working as hard as I can to bring science alive for my fifth graders.

This project will greatly improve my ability to achieve this goal, and to improve their test scores from last year's dismal 25 percent. I want my kids to be exposed to science every day in my classroom. With your help, the worm compost bins will make a big difference for my students. Thank you for believing in my kids, and in public education.

Mr. Hartman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Hartman is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Worm Composter Classroom Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $99.75 2 $199.50
The Compost Heap • AKJ Books $6.97 25 $174.25
Composting • AKJ Books $7.84 25 $196.00

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Baltimore","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[193497],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MD","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":418231,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":1,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":75,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Hartman","authorIds":{"193497":{"owner":"Mr. Hartman","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[418231],"proposalHash":"-1417636892","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":42581,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":705,"proposalURL":"project/virtual-learning-basics/4989341/","proposalTitle":"Virtual Learning Basics","proposalId":4989341},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTQyNTgx","NTQyNTgw"],"teacherId":193497,"schoolCounty":"Baltimore City","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MD","name":"Maryland"}}