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Ms. Kalenak from West Orange NJ is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Garden Improvements

Help me give my students tool storage, plant supports, and materials for our garden!

  • $559 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with an amazing group of students who are motivated to learn about and explore the world around them. Their drive to learn about our Earth and investigate the way things work has motivated me as a teacher and made my transition to a new school a truly life-changing event.

My students' motivation and drive to work hard and understand what they are exploring is amazing!

I have students who constantly want to revise work, stay for help, and complete extra work to increase their grasp of new concepts. I am so excited to see the projects and work that continues to grow in the minds of my students.

My Project

We are planning for the time we can regroup together and begin working on our newly established garden.

Even during this time that our school has been closed, many of my students have been checking in and wanting to work in the garden.

They are longing for time outside and to work on their school that they will soon have to leave even though they can't be there right now. They are so excited to plant seeds in rounds and have been asking me to leave/mail them seeds so that they can go work in the garden even though we can't all go together.

These materials will allow us to support and enhance our garden that we have been working hard to establish this year and to begin the transition to a centerpiece of our community with the hope that we will truly plant a difference in our neighborhood and our school.

Ms. Kalenak
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
YardStash Outdoor Storage Deck Box XL: Easy Assembly, Portable, Versatile (150 Gallon, 20 Cubic Feet, Green) • Amazon Business $130.00 1 $130.00
Glamos 220500 10-Pack Blazing Gemz Plant Support, 12 by 33-Inch, Emerald Green • Amazon Business $37.49 2 $74.98
MoonLa 100ft Garden Hose, All New Expandable Water Hose with 3/4" Solid Brass Fittings, Extra Strength Fabric - Flexible Expanding Hose with Free Storage Bag • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Flexon WS100KITCN 20-Piece Soaker Hose Kit, Black • Amazon Business $35.42 1 $35.42
Ashman Shepherds Hook 10 Pack Black, 35 Inches Tall, Made of Premium Metal for Hanging Solar Light, Bird Feeders, Mason Jars, Garden Stake and Wedding Decor • Amazon Business $33.49 1 $33.49
Upgraded Solar Mason Jar Lights Warm White Outdoor Waterproof Light 10 Pack of 30 LED String Fairy Star Firefly Lights, Including 10Hangers (Excluding Jars),for Terrace Garden Decoration • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Hydrofarm HGBB6 6' Natural, Pack of 25 Bamboo Stake, 6 Foot, Tan • Amazon Business $27.65 1 $27.65
HiGift 10 Pack 18 inch Plant Support Stakes for Potted Plant Indoor, Single Stem Support Stake Plant Cage Support Ring for Flowers Amaryllis Tomatoes Peony Lily Rose (45 cm Long) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
fertgo Garden Solar Lights Outdoor Decorative, Solar Powered Stake Lights - Metal OWL LED Decorative Garden Lights for Walkway, Pathway, Yard, Lawn • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Teenitor 40 Pcs Butterfly Stakes, 5 Different Size Waterproof Butterflies Stakes Garden Ornaments & Patio Decor Butterfly Party Supplies Yard Stakes Decorative for Outdoor Christmas Decorations • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
G & F Products 6 PAIRS Women Gardening Gloves with Micro Foam Coating - Garden Gloves Texture Grip - Women’s Work Glove - Working Gloves For Weeding, Digging, Raking and Pruning, Large, Pink (1522L-6) • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
SINGARE Swivel Clip Hanging Hooks Stainless Steel for Hanging Wind Spinners Wind Chimes Crystal Twisters Party Supply-12 Pack (Swivel Hooks) • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97

Materials cost

$437.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$474.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.74

Total project goal

$558.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$558.29

2 Donors

-$279.14

Donations toward project cost

-$237.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.87

match offer

-$279.15

Match offer toward project cost

-$237.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.87

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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