You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Taurins from Muskegon MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Food for Home: Supporting Students' Needs Beyond the Classroom

My students need a mini-fridge to keep extra breakfast and lunch foods cold, so they can eat at home.

  • $187 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are curious, passionate, dedicated learners in the 3rd grade. Our academy's goal is to provide a safe and emotionally secure learning environment. In addition, we focus on real-world skills, problem solving, and how to be a good citizen.

My scholars have a ton of potential; my goal is to help them realize this potential by cultivating academic excellence and recognizing their individual strengths.

They are a creative and innovative group. With the right tools, the sky is truly the limit!

My Project

My students come from a variety of experiences, and some come to school having faced immense struggles. 100% of our students receive free school breakfast and lunch.

My students eat breakfast and lunch in our classroom every day; this is a fantastic time to build relationships with students, eat in small groups with students who need someone to talk to, or even help teach basic skills like table manners, sharing, and cleaning up.

To help meet students' needs and reduce waste, we have created a "No Thank You Bin" in our classroom. This is a small plastic tub that students can put unwanted breakfast or lunch items into, and from which students who would like more to eat can choose to grab items. This has been immensely successful, and students have benefited with extra cereal, muffins, crackers, and more as needed.

Due to lack of refrigeration in the classroom, unfortunately we are unable to save any perishable items. With this mini-fridge, we will be able to save perishable items like milk, fruit cups, yogurt, proteins, and vegetables so that they do not spoil. At the end of the day, my goal is to have students be able to take these items home to enjoy with their families. Not only will this help reduce food waste, but it will also help provide my students with the greatest need with an evening meal at home.

Ms. Taurins
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Taurins is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Igloo FR326M-D-BLACK Erase Board Refrigerator with Neon Markers, 3.2 cu. ft., Black • Amazon Business $99.98 1 $99.98
Paper Lunch Bags, Paper Grocery Bags, Durable Kraft Paper Bags, Pack Of 500 Bags (6lb, Brown) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Muskegon","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1552648],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MI","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3145328,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":2,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Taurins","authorIds":{"1552648":{"owner":"Ms. Taurins","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3145328],"proposalHash":"719702860","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":252599,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":137,"proposalURL":"project/refresh-our-classroom-library-with-engag/5560164/","proposalTitle":"Refresh Our Classroom Library With Engaging Stories and Memorable Characters","proposalId":5560164},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTI2MzI5Nw=="],"teacherId":1552648,"schoolCounty":"Muskegon","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MI","name":"Michigan"}}