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Mr. Berman from New Windsor NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating and Sensory Lighting for Students

Help me give my students more flex seating and lighting options in the school with various sensory lights, cushioned chair for quite space, and hanging egg chair for mindfulness space.

  • $743 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I work in a small special education public school serving up to eighty students grades 7 to 12 with varying learning and emotional needs. Our school offers a very supportive, nurturing, and therapeutic environment. The majority of students come from low income families with the large majority receiving free lunch. My school also serves around thirty female residential students in a facility which operates on same grounds as the school. Some of these female students have been placed into Foster Care due to neglect, abandonment, and other traumatic experiences at home and require extra mental health services and support.

Many of our students have had difficulties adjusting to the school environment due to either disabilities, home life obstacles, or a combination of the two.

Our school works to not only give them the educational and therapeutic support they require, but look to help normalize their educational experience as best we can. We hope to provide some of the same resources and experiences more advantaged youth might have.

My Project

I want to create a safe, warm, and therapeutic environment for students and staff. I help provide service to a diverse group of special needs students who need alternative spaces to help them manage their emotional well being. One of the ways I hope to accomplish this is by offering comfortable safe spaces for students to practice mindfulness and develop better coping strategies in different spaces all over the school. I am asking for an egg chair, overstuffed chair, bubble tube, fiber optic curtain and a wave projector to create a soothing, mindful space.

With this new flexible seating and lighting I will be able to further expand and develop alternative spaces for students, while also supporting staff who interact, support, and encourage students everyday.

Mr. Berman
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flower House FHEC100-BRK Egg Chair, Bark • Amazon Business $249.99 1 $249.99
Playlearn Sensory LED Bubble Tube - Fake Fish"Tank" - Floor Lamp with 7 Changing Light Colors - Stimulating Home and Office Décor - (Black - 3.3 feet) • Amazon Business $125.00 1 $125.00
CHINLY 16W Remote RGBW fiber optic curtain light 300pcs 1.0mm flash point 9.8ft waterfall sensory light kit • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Cotton Craft Papasan Peacock Blue Overstuffed Chair Cushion, Sink into our comfortable Papasan, Thick and Oversized, Pure 100% Cotton duck fabric, Fits Standard 45 inch Round Chair, Chair not included • Amazon Business $75.99 1 $75.99
Delicacy Ocean Wave Projector 12 LED Remote Control Undersea Projector Lamp,7 Color Changing Music Player Night Light Projector for Kids Adults Bedroom Living Room Decoration • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95

Materials cost

$575.92

Vendor shipping charges

$16.66

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$631.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.39

Total project goal

$742.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$742.61

3 Donors

-$612.00

Donations toward project cost

-$520.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$91.80

match offer

-$130.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$111.02

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.59

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$0.00

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