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Mrs. Gamble from Cottondale AL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Get Away to the School Library

My students need bright, vibrant, and comfortable furniture in the library to have a safe and inviting place for them to come to get away.

  • $413 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students walk into our school library with excitement in their eyes. They can't wait to be able to let their imaginations go wild in the library MakerSpace. You can see students working on STEM activities by designing 3D models, constructing structures, learning about circuitry, or playing board games.

The library has become a place where students have an opportunity to experience technology they can't access otherwise because of their socioeconomic background, as well as a safe place for them to go to.

My school is a Title I school in Alabama that has a very diverse population of around 400 students. 100% of my students receive free or reduced-price lunch and some have no permanent home. Many might not come from a prosperous background, but they soak up every opportunity that they have to learn. This project will help the library gain materials to make the library an even more inviting and comfortable place for the students to relax and learn, despite their daily struggles when they leave school. This is an important goal of mine because every student deserves an inviting and safe place to go to.

My Project

The library media center is the hub of the school. It should be a place where all students feel welcome and comfortable. Our library already has increased usage by adding in lots of materials where students can complete projects and just stop by and spend some free time by playing board games, programing robots, and designing 3D models. The thing our library lacks is a bright and vibrant atmosphere that will draw students in to stay and will feel like it is a safe place for them to get away from their daily struggles.

Many of my students feel like school is the only safe place that they have because they never know from one day to the next where they will call home.

Homelessness is a sad fact that many students face every day, but it is not something that has to define them or define their future.

This project will allow our library to become that place where students can get away when they need a safe and comfortable place by adding comfortable furniture and flexible seating, as well as add a much needed pop of color that will draw in middle schoolers. I can't wait to see my students relaxing in the chair or sitting around on the stools and just being themselves.

By donating to this project, you will help our students love our library and school even more. It will give them a place where they will look forward to being because they know it is where they can just be themselves without worry. We hope that by creating this environment it will encourage them to be in school everyday because we want to not only see them be there, but we want to see them excel in school.

Mrs. Gamble
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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115 donors115 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Parker Lane Savannah Club Chair, Eggplant • Amazon Business $134.99 1 $134.99
Christopher Knight Home 303840 Kenyon Fabric Square Ottoman, Purple • Amazon Business $56.73 2 $113.46
Moda at Home 452022 Lollipop Shag-Style Round Bath Rug, 100% Cotton, 24-Inch Diameter, Lime • Amazon Business $34.13 1 $34.13
Pakaku Throw Pillows Covers For Couch/Bed 18 x 18 inch,Chic Daisy Personalized Lime Green Home Sofa Cushion Cover Pillowcase Gift Decorative Hidden Zipper Design Cotton And Polyester Blended • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97

Materials cost

$292.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.84

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$350.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.90

Total project goal

$412.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$412.68

111 Donors

-$344.33

Donations toward project cost

-$308.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.05

Matching donations from our partners

-$50.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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