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Ms. Kamoroff from Oakland CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cool Rooms for Active Brains!

My students need healthy snacks, pencils and an air conditioner to keep us cool during the hot months. The room does not have AC, and the servers are housed in this room which adds heat to the room!

  • $496 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We learn in a large school in the hills of Oakland. At 7:30 am, trains of buses arrive, and a previously silent campus starts to bustle with energy and life. Students are coming from all sorts of neighborhoods and backgrounds. They come to their biology class, a cramped hot room that was never intended to be a lab science class. Students share pencils and rely on a random selection of coloring utensils left over from the previous teacher. Our ideas are grand, and our motivation to become critical learners is key to success inside and outside of the classroom. All of our students have access to a free lunch and breakfast.

Your support would allow students to have a comfortable learning environment as we move into the hottest weeks of the school year.

Our classroom does not have AC, and we house the internet servers. As a result, we have a very hot classroom, and student learning can be challenging.

My Project

The beginning of the year and the end of the year tend to be quite hot and can severely hinder students' abilities to focus and learn. I do not want students to miss out on chances to learn because the classroom conditions are too extreme.

With an air conditioner, students will have a comfortable place where they can focus on learning and not how hot it is.

Overheated bodies make it hard to focus on learning. I would love to give student the best conditions, so they can do their very best!

Supplies like tissues and emergency snacks will encourage students to remain in class (instead of leaving to wash hands or blow noses) which will maximize learning time and brain function.

Ms. Kamoroff
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BLACK+DECKER BPACT08WT, 8000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Unit, Window Vent Kit, 4 Caster Wheels, White • Amazon Business $242.99 1 $242.99
Healthy Snacks To Go Healthy Mixed Snack Box & Snacks Gift Variety Pack (Care Package 66 Count) • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer - Hand Sanitizer Gel 1L and 2L Table Top Pump Bottle Pack • Amazon Business $19.89 1 $19.89
3 Pack Duct Tape, tear by hand design, silver, strong 7.3mil thickness, designed for home and office use with commercial grade strength, 60 Yard Length, 180 Total Yards • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Kleenex Ultra Soft Facial Tissues 130 Count (Pack of 8), Disposable Facial Tissues, Gentle and Durable, 3-Ply Thickness, Designs May Vary • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
SKKSTATIONERY Pre-sharpened pencils, Pencils Sharpened with eraser top, #2 HB pencil, 144/box. • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape, 2 x 800 - Clear (3 Tapes) (1, Clear) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39

Materials cost

$353.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.37

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$421.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.37

Total project goal

$495.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$495.78

10 Donors

-$495.60

Donations toward project cost

-$421.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.19

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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