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Mrs. Tingen from Willow Spring NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Give Us Light and Watch Us Grow

Help me give my students a light stand so that they can start their seeds indoors for our community learning garden project.

  • $212 goal

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My Students

Our students come from very diverse backgrounds including blue collar, white collar, farmers and CEOs. Our community hosts a wide range of experiences and incomes. Located in a township without a post office, our school struggles to make ends meet at times. We aren't Title I, but we could be. We have a very strong community presence in our school, which helps, but constant budget cuts mean less money.

Even with these obstacles, our community is eager to see their children achieve a higher level of academic success than previous generations.

In today's world, being literate in technology is an essential skill. We hope to prepare and enrich our students for such a tech-based world.

My Project

Last school year, we built a community learning garden at our school. This garden is managed completely by our PreK-5th grade students and their teachers. Our students have taken such an interest in our garden, weeding, seeding, and watering, but we struggle with one area, seed starting. Most of the fruits and vegetables that we can grow in our climate require their start in soil cups, indoors.

Since our school year falls during mostly cooler weather, we have a hard time getting our seeds to sprout and be hardy enough to transfer to our outdoor garden beds.

This causes much frustration for our students, who work hard in the garden, but fail to reap the fruits of their labor. Adding a plant light stand to our classroom would help ensure better success for our starter seeds, which would then allow them to flourish and provide a better learning experience for our children!

Mrs. Tingen
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fluorescent Plant Stand, Large • Carolina Biological Supply Company $125.37 1 $125.37

Materials cost

$125.37

Vendor shipping charges

$12.54

State sales tax

$9.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$179.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.69

Total project goal

$211.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$211.26

4 Donors

-$186.26

Donations toward project cost

-$158.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.94

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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