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Ms. Riccio from Providence RI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Desks From This Century (Part II)

Help me give my students six much needed adjustable-height open-front laminate top student desks.

  • $526 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Tagalog, Urdu, Turkish, and Spanish are some of the many languages spoken by the children in my classroom. Our school is a Title I, inner-city school, where 90% of the children receive free or reduced-price lunch. My children are extremely eager to learn and are very appreciative of everything that is given to them. They love coming to school and are excited to begin each day.

My students face many challenges in their daily lives.

Having the necessary materials to learn should not be one of them. The only way I can ensure my children are successful in their educational journey is to provide these tools to them.

My Project

The student desks I currently have in my classroom are from the 1970s. Most of them are missing the bottom part of one or more of their legs. This makes them wobble and bang as the children work. We have folded up paper stuffed and duct taped underneath to level them off. Some desks even give the children splinters. I have sandpaper handy and have even resorted to putting contact paper on the top to prevent splinters. Some desks cannot be moved or the entire leg will fall off. The desks are all of varying heights and it makes it difficult to make cooperative learning groups.

My children deserve much better than the desks they currently have in their learning environment.

I have 26 children and semi-decent chairs. I am starting out by ordering six desks due to the cost and can hopefully add over time.

Thank you so much for your consideration in funding this project.

Ms. Riccio
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flash Furniture 24" Read & Writing Station, Wood Grain/Black (FD-DESK-GG) • Quill.com $68.39 6 $410.34

Materials cost

$410.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$446.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.79

Total project goal

$525.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$525.29

1 Donor

-$262.63

Donations toward project cost

-$223.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.39

match offer

-$262.66

Match offer toward project cost

-$223.26

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.40

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$0.00

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