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Ms. De Coteau from Brooklyn NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Dust and Allergen Reduction!

My students need vacuum cleaners to ensure that the rugs they sit on during "seminar circle" are clean.

  • $697 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My scholars are tenacious! They show up everyday, ready and willing to work hard despite the hardships they face. They come from a place where statistics indicate that they are not likely to succeed. However, they come prepared to break stereotypes, transcend norms, expectations, and yes - statistics!

My scholars are redefining themselves and taking on challenges that prove that they are capable, intelligent, creative, brilliant, and focused.

I am blessed and humbled to be the facilitator in their quest for excellence.

My Project

I have rugs in my classroom to create a cosy, homelike, welcoming atmosphere for my scholars. The rugs are purposeful and intentional because they are rugs that reinforce their learning by connecting to the themes that we are focusing on.

scholars who wish to do so, to sit on the rugs and get comfortable during instructional periods.

For this reason I need to create (as much as possible) a dust and allergen free environment. The vacuum cleaners will go a long way to helping maintain that kind of environment. As of now, my school does not own a vacuum cleaner.

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

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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 60 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ProTeam ProGuard 15 107130 Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaner, 15 gal. • $483.86 1 $483.86
Dirt Devil Vigor Cyclonic Bagless Upright Vacuum, Black (UD70110) • $70.03 1 $70.03

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