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Mr. DeSanti from Erie PA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Gardens in the Snow

My students need an indoor garden so we may initially grow plants indoors and transfer them to our neighborhood garden.

  • $549 goal

This project expired on July 22, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at an inner city classroom in Pennsylvania. Our city was originally known for beautiful sunsets, but are now known for the amount of snow we have received in one year.

Currently, we have 100 percent of our students received free breakfast and free lunch.

Many of them are dropped off at 7:40AM for before care program, but school doesn't start until 9:20. Food bags are sent home to almost 20 percent of our population.

Our school has K-5 as well as special education and emotional support. We teach all core subjects as well as life skills and social skills.

Our District is currently under reorganization. New boundries have been changed, school times have been modified, friends have been lost, but our students still are able to adapt. That is the biggest thing I can say about our students. No matter what life throws at them, they roll with the punches and keep trying to do their best.

My Project

A few years ago, our school developed a neighborhood garden.

We were fortunate enough to have an outpouring of support for our project.

Builders, politicians, family members of our community joined together to make this possible for our third graders. Since being buried in almost 200 inches of snow this year, we decided to have an indoor garden to help the students germinate plants to place into our outdoor neighborhood garden. Our goal is to develop an indoor garden so students may see how plants need to start and grow in a small environment before being transplanted outdoors.

We have chosen the indoor grow lab II as a basis to develop our project.

Mr. DeSanti
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GrowLab II Indoor Garden, Small • Carolina Biological Supply Company $391.45 1 $391.45

Materials cost

$391.45

Vendor shipping charges

$39.14

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$466.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.32

Total project goal

$548.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$548.78

5 Donors

-$380.56

Donations toward project cost

-$338.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.08

match offer

-$150.56

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.98

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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