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Ms. Dobert from Chicago IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Learners Need Chairs That Aren't Taped Up and Scratchy!

Help me give my students chairs to sit on while at their desks.

  • $229 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Teach in the way a child learns, don't force a child to learn in the way we teach" -Ignacio Estrada

I teach Occupational/Life Skills curriculum at a large, urban high school.

My students have a range of disabilities including learning and intellectual disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, autism, as well as health and other physical impairments. Many of them are also English Language Learners, and almost all of them come from low-income households. My students show greater enthusiasm and achievement when learning is interactive, interesting, and includes technology and high-interest reading materials.

My Project

The diverse learners in my classroom are currently using old, hand-me-down chairs from other departments within my school building. I literally saved them a few years ago from being dumped into the garbage because they were better than the ones that we were using. However, they have reached the end of their long, useful lives and desperately need to be replaced. There is no budget for furniture this year.

Our old chairs are scratchy from material poking out of the seats and the metal bars on the bottom have tape on them from missing pieces.

This makes for an uncomfortable learning environment. My students have a difficult time concentrating when they have to actively think about how to sit on their chars with the least amount of discomfort.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quill Brand Resin Student/School Chair, Black, 4/Pack (51475) • Quill.com $161.99 1 $161.99

Materials cost

$161.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$194.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.31

Total project goal

$228.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$228.73

1 Donor

-$97.21

Donations toward project cost

-$97.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$114.36

Match offer toward project cost

-$97.21

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.15

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.15

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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