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  • $461 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Coleman
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Friendship Bench

My students need an unfinished wooden bench, paint brushes and paint to complete a Friendship Bench to support those in need and to deter bullying.

My Students

Have you ever felt scared, frightened, and all alone? My class wants to offer a hand of help and friendship to those in need. We want to create a "Friendship Bench" where a child in need can go. When a child is seen sitting alone on this bench it is a sign that this child needs a friend.

Our school is located in a medium to large sized city that is approximately two hours from a major city in the United States.

The students who attend our school come from a wide variety of backgrounds. However, each year, more and more of our students are coming from a home environment that is less than ideal. These children come to us struggling for the basic needs of life, searching for answers that we cannot always provide. Some of our students come to us not having any friends, not knowing how to make a friend and not knowing to be a friend. We have students and teachers here who are wonderful individuals who are willing to help anyone in need, but they do not always know how to offer that help or to whom to offer it. These loving caring students and teachers want the opportunity and means to help these students of need. They want these students to know that there are people here who will offer them the friendship and help they need.

My Project

The resources we are requesting will enable us to create a "Friendship Bench" where a student in need can go and we can offer that child help. By creating this bench the students who want to help others will see one way they can start to help. On the other side, the students who need the help but do not know how to ask will hopefully feel they have a safe place to go. We hope this bench will deter bullying. We want the bullies to see this bench and know that we as people, as a class, as a school will not tolerate bullying. Sometimes children who are being bullied do not know where to go or who to ask for help. This will be their spot. They won't have to say word. We will see them and we will be there. Sometimes children have other needs and are afraid or don't know how to ask for the help they need. This will be their spot. As teachers, as students, as adults, and as fellow children, we want to be there for our students and/or peers.

We want this bench to be a safe place.

We want this bench to be a sign of toleration. We want this bench to be sign to bullies that we are not going to allow it at our school. We want this bench to be a sign of friendship. We are a school of caring individuals, and we want everyone that walks through our doors to know it. We want them to know we will be there for them in their time of need. We will be their friend!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
All Things Cedar Highback Red Cedar Adirondack Loveseat • Amazon $161.45 1 $161.45
AQUACOTE BLTN ENAMEL/PRCS PRPL QRT • Blick Art Materials $39.86 1 $39.86
AQUACOTE BLTN ENAMEL/LT BLU QRT • Blick Art Materials $28.14 1 $28.14
AQUACOTE BLTN ENAMEL/FIRE RED QRT • Blick Art Materials $27.80 1 $27.80
AQUACOTE BLTN ENAMEL/LMN YLW QRT • Blick Art Materials $27.46 1 $27.46
AQUACOTE BLTN ENAMEL/EMRLD QRT • Blick Art Materials $24.40 1 $24.40
AQUACOTE BLTN ENAMEL/WHT WHT QRT • Blick Art Materials $22.70 1 $22.70
Paint Brush, 2in., 9-1/4in. • Grainger $3.79 4 $15.16
Paint Brush, 1in., 9-1/4in. • Grainger $3.34 2 $6.68

Materials cost

$353.65

Vendor shipping charges

$2.18

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$391.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.02

Total project goal

$460.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$460.15

4 Donors

-$180.00

Donations toward project cost

-$153.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$280.15

Match offers toward project cost

-$238.13

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.02

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 5 other donors.

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