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Mrs. Trepkowski from Saginaw MI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fed and Rested

My students need a place to feel safe, comfortable and healthy.

  • $697 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My fifth grade students will be embarking on a new experience this year! They will be moving from room to room for subject areas. Students will come to me for one section of their reading. During the day, I will be able to impact about 150 students with reading instruction.

My fifth grade students come from a low-income home environment (or no home environment) typically with limited access to books, technology, and personal hygiene supplies.

I plan for my classroom to become a safe environment where they can escape into a good book. My hope is to help them feel clean, fed, and secure while with me.

My Project

When students' basic needs are not being met, they cannot focus on their learning. This project helps to support students who are in need of those essentials, often because they are homeless. The cushion, along with sheets and protector will give students a place to rest during downtime in the classroom, or after school as needed. The other comfortable items will help them to focus and provide comforts they may not receive at home. Many students who are homeless lack the comforts that many take for granted. The comfortable objects will provide them with comforts they may not get to experience. Students who are homeless need a place to feel comfortable and safe and my hope is that my classroom will be a sanctuary for them through this project.

Hungry children are unable to learn.

So, I have asked for snacks and personal hygiene items as well in order to assist them in taking care of their needs. Students come to school mid-way through the morning without breakfast. The snacks will help to provide them with nourishment until lunchtime occurs. Often times when children are homeless, they are also going without breakfast, proper nutrition, and hygiene products. My students who are homeless need these items because food and personal hygiene products are not readily accessible to them. They will know that materials are provided in our classroom through this project.

Mrs. Trepkowski
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Milliard Tri-Fold Foam Folding Mattress and Sofa Bed for Guests or Floor Mat - Twin XL 78x38x4½ Inch • Amazon Business $109.99 1 $109.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm Black) • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, 1.5 oz. Bags, 72 Bags/Box (CAM13539) • Staples Advantage $47.99 1 $47.99
White Dove Chair Pads - Cotton Canvas - Value 4 Pack - Fits 16" Chair - XL Futon - Classic Design, by Unity (Green) • Amazon Business $46.97 1 $46.97
White Dove Chair Pads - Cotton Canvas - Value 4 Pack - Fits 16" Chair - XL Futon - Classic Design, by Unity (Black) • Amazon Business $46.97 1 $46.97
Rold Gold Tiny Twists Pretzels, 1 oz. Bags, 88 Bags/Box (FRI32430) • Staples Advantage $43.99 1 $43.99
Sunshine Cheez-It Crackers, 1.5 oz. Bags, 60 Bags/Box (SUB12261) • Staples Advantage $29.99 1 $29.99
AmazonBasics Microfiber Sheet Set - Twin Extra-Long, Plum • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet :: Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs, Ideal for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity :: 20" x 2" x 3/64", Affordable Alternative to Bouncy Bands • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
Old Spice Red Zone Swagger Antiperspirant and Deodorant .5 oz (01643CT) • Staples Advantage $24.99 1 $24.99
Secret Invisible Solid Antiperspirant and Deodorant, Powder Fresh Scent, 0.5 oz (31384CT) • Staples Advantage $24.99 1 $24.99
SafeRest Twin Extra Long (XL) Premium Hypoallergenic Waterproof Mattress Protector - Vinyl Free • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Wellsley Farms Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars, .88 oz, 60 Count • Staples Advantage $21.99 1 $21.99
Austin Cracker Cookie Variety Pack, 45 count • Staples Advantage $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$553.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$592.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.48

Total project goal

$696.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$696.52

1 Donor

-$296.02

Donations toward project cost

-$296.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$348.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$296.02

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$52.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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