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Ms. Emily from Des Moines IA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cozy Seating for the Library

Help me give my students bean bag chairs for some comfort as they read!

  • $474 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I've only just begun working at my school, but already I've seen so many students hungry for literature. With most of these students coming from vastly under-served communities, it was already difficult for them to get their hands on books to read, but then schools shut down due to COVID-19.

These students didn't have access to a library for nearly two years.

Now that the library is open again, they are so happy to be able to check out books, but still I feel as though the library cannot properly support the student body. Just as everyone has suffered from these past couple of years, so have these students. Help me make a positive impact in the lives of students who are often overlooked.

My Project

All day, students sit in plastic chairs behind cold, hard desks. When they come to the library, it's my hope that they can read and study with some more comfort. It's difficult for kids to learn in a stale, older-than-dirt atmosphere (which is exactly what the library is right now).

A little bit of cozy seating will help to promote a safe, warm place for students to spend some time away from classes to study or read.

The chairs will go in a secluded corner of the library away from the tables and desks, and they are just the first step in my project to make the library more welcoming. By the end of the project, I hope to see more students in the library - which means more students checking out books.

Ms. Emily
Grades 6-8
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 747 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flash Furniture Cotton Twill Bean Bag Chair, Red (DGBEANSMSLDRD) • Staples $85.99 2 $171.98
Flash Furniture Cotton Twill Small Solid Kids Bean Bag Chair, Brown • Staples $85.99 2 $171.98

Materials cost

$343.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$23.56

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$402.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.06

Total project goal

$473.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$473.74

8 Donors

-$444.33

Donations toward project cost

-$381.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.90

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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