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Mrs. Fleming from La Mesa CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Where We Need to Go With a Wheelchair Ramp

My students need a 14 ft aluminum wheelchair ramp with 2 sets of handrails.

  • $2,025 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Currently, there are 9 students in my classroom, all with various special needs, all with similar wants and desires. These students are diagnosed with severe intellectual and physical disabilities and we refer to ourselves as the Super Scotties.

Our school has an incredibly positive atmosphere and the Super Scotties are supported, included, and loved by their non-disabled peers.

The Super Scotties have many peer buddies who volunteer during school to accompany and mentor them throughout the day. These typical developing peers are not only a safety net for our special population, but also positive role models for appropriate social behavior. Our student body is filled with supportive, compassionate and hard working students who help each other reach their goals. Most students at our school come from disadvantaged backgrounds, but they do not let that stop them from doing their very best in everything that they do in life.

My Project

My students who are non-ambulatory love to participate in all school activities with their ambulatory and non-disabled peers. Unfortunately, there are times when my non-ambulatory students cannot easily participate in events because there is not a safe and easy way for them to access specific environments. Our school was built in the 1950's and is still in the process of reconstruction to make all environments accessible to our entire student population.

By having a durable and reliable ramp at our school at all times, all of our non-ambulatory students will be able to participate in and enjoy all of the activities being offered to other students on campus.

The ramp will be able to withstand up to 1700 pounds, and is designed with traction so that it can be used safely in all types of weather conditions. The handrails will span almost the entire length of the ramp and will be easy to attach or remove when the ramp is not in use.

Mrs. Fleming
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Aluminum Walk Ramp 14' 1700 lb capacity • Amazon.com $1,249.99 1 $1,249.99
6' wheelchair ramp handrails • Amazon.com $139.00 2 $278.00

Materials cost

$1,527.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$139.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$22.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,720.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$303.66

Total project goal

$2,024.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,024.38

1 Donor

-$1,720.72

Donations toward project cost

-$1,720.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$303.66

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$0.00

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