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Ms. Shapiro from New York NY is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cool Air For Melting Minds

The cost of two Haier 8000 BTU air conditioners from Best Buy is $453, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $453 goal

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I am seeking funding for air conditioners for two extremely hot classrooms. I am a first year Special Education teacher for 7th and 8th grade students in an East Harlem landmark building school on the fifth floor. The building's age adds beauty and charm to the classroom. Atrium windows allow for a full day of direct sunlight and natural light makes the room bright. The drawback of the old architecture is the poor air circulation. The room is filled with warm air and has only one window. I have purchased one small fan, although it does a poor job at best and is worthless on a humid day. School is drawing to an end and the students are becoming increasingly feisty, irritable and distracted. We still have two major state exams to prepare for and every moment of teaching time is crucial. Trying to deliver information to students who are half falling asleep, sweating and taking frequent water breaks creates challenges above the normal ones. Thank you in advance for your sensitivity to the comfort of students, which is needed in order to facilitate their learning.

Ms. Shapiro
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 78 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Haier of America 8000 BTU Air Conditioner - White • BestBuy $159.99 2 $319.98

Materials cost

$319.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$371.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.45

Total project goal

$452.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$452.50

1 Donor

-$427.00

Donations toward project cost

-$372.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.66

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$0.00

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