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Mrs. Brody from Havelock NC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Inviting Spaces in the Media Center

Help me give my students comfortable seating for our media center. The sofa and chairs will encourage collaborative work and offer a soft spot to hang out and read.

  • $1,474 goal

This project expired on March 27, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is located near a large military air station. 35% of our students have one or more active duty family members. 56% of our student population is military connected in some way, whether it be retired military family members or civilians working on base. Because of this, our students endure separations, frequent moves, and uncertainty. Many of these students use books and reading as an escape and they enjoy spending time in our Media Center.

The students at my middle school love to spend time in the Media Center!

They come to the library (sometimes daily) looking for their next great read, to use our Maker Space, to work on collaborative projects, and to just hang out with their friends. Our library furniture has been there since our school opened in the 90's and is not conducive to the kind of work that students do in the library today. I would love to be able to offer comfortable seating options that the kids will enjoy using and that will help them collaborate with their peers.

My Project

Our Media Center is the heart of our school, but it has outdated furniture that is not conducive to collaborative work and is not comfortable for students to just hang out and read. My goal is to create multiple seating areas throughout the library where students can work together or just sit quietly and enjoy a great book.

Comfortable seating will make the Media Center feel more inviting.

Students are in and out of the library all day working on projects and checking out books. They come in before school and during lunch periods. So many of our students suffered damage to their homes and belongings due to Hurricane Florence, and I want to be able to offer them a new, clean, comfortable spot to work, read, and relax.

Mrs. Brody
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 600 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rivet Revolve Modern Sofa, 80"W, Grey Weave • Amazon Business $594.15 1 $594.15
Christopher Knight Home 300166 Aurla-CKH Arm Chair, Red • Amazon Business $145.56 2 $291.12
Rivet Hairpin Wood and Metal Coffee Table, Walnut and Black • Amazon Business $153.30 1 $153.30
Rivet Hairpin Wood and Metal End Table, Walnut and Black • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99

Materials cost

$1,118.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$87.25

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,252.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$221.05

Total project goal

$1,473.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,473.64

12 Donors

-$169.53

Donations toward project cost

-$146.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.58

match offer

-$1,300.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,105.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$195.11

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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