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Ms. V. from Los Angeles CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cool water to keep young minds fresh!

The cost of a refrigerator for this proposal is $430, 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>.

  • $430 goal

This project expired on May 10, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Teaching in a bungalow classroom in South Central Los Angeles, I hear concerns from my students about staying thirsty during a long, hot day. Our classroom is far away from the bathrooms, and oftentimes, the water fountains do are not working. I request a mini-refrigerator to store cold water for my students during the day. I teach English as a Second Language and Social Studies to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at Drew Middle School in South LA. Our school is 80% Latino and 20% African American, and 90% of our students are on the free or reduced lunch program. Not all students have money to buy bottled drinks, and oftentimes the sugar-filled juices that the school sells are detrimental to the learning environment. I have a water-only policy in my classroom, and all of my students would benefit from a small refrigerator where I could store mini-bottles of water to distribute during class. I teach 75 different students throughout the day, each one of whom would benefit from a small refrigerator to provide cool water. This resource is re-usable, and I could continue to use the fridge each semester to serve students for years to come.

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SANYO REFRIGERATOR 3.6 CUFT, WDGRN -- Sanyo 3.6 Cubic Foot Office Refrigerator with Reversible Door; Wood Grain • Quill Corporation $296.99 1 $296.99

Materials cost

$296.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$352.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.40

Total project goal

$430.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$430.00

2 Donors

-$414.82

Donations toward project cost

-$352.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.22

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.18

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$0.00

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