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Mrs. Owoimaha-Church from Hawthorne CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Healing Trauma Through Self-Care, Mindfulness, and Flexible Seating

My students need flexible seating options to aid in facilitating mindfulness.

  • $853 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Despite limited resources, my students manage to find ways to bring their visions to life. They are a tight knit team in which each artist's opinions are valued and collaboration incorporates student talent from multiple disciplines. Our school is large, with over 2,000 kids - all of whom receive free or reduced lunch. Economically, they are not the richest.

Where they are rich is ingenuity, creativity, innovation, resourcefulness, high spirits, tenacity, and dedication.

I have never met a group of students more dedicated to their craft and intent on growing as scholars, artists, activist, and community leaders.

My Project

Gun violence continues to rise as do daily encounters with trauma for our youth. Students sometimes have to navigate extremely stressful situations within hours of attending school. These aromatherapy tools and flexible seating options will help facilitate Mindfulness Curriculum in our learning space this year. Every Monday, students will practice mediation and reflection as a strategy for self-regulation, community building, and personal, mental care.

With steady practice, I hope to provide students with tools that might allow them to cope with trauma, but also empower them to help others and seek change within their community, both locally and globally.

Mrs. Owoimaha-Church
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Green • Amazon Business $31.18 5 $155.90
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Sea Foam • Amazon Business $25.00 5 $125.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Sea Foam • Amazon Business $25.00 5 $125.00
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Round, Earthtone, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $60.99 1 $60.99
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Round, Earthtone, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $60.99 1 $60.99
Bean Products Yoga Mat 3/16" thick, 24" wide, 68" long - High Density - Non-Toxic - Blue • Amazon Business $12.95 3 $38.85
KIUNO Aromatherapy Essential Oils Top 12 Bottles 8ML Lavender,Sweet Orange, Peppermint,Lemon,Tea Tree,Eucalyptus,Rosemary,Frankincense,Cinnamon,Grapefruit,Bergamot,Sandalwood Diffuser Oils • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
BAXIA TECHNOLOGY Essential Oil Portable Ultrasonic Cool Mist Diffuser Humidifier, 8 LED Lights Waterless Auto Shut-Off Fo Aroma, 2-pack, 100ML 2Pack • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Bean Products Yoga Mat 3/16" thick, 24" wide, 68" long - High Density - Non-Toxic - Russet • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Bean Products Yoga Mat 3/16" thick, 24" wide, 68" long - High Density - Non-Toxic - Olive • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95

Materials cost

$627.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$57.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$724.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$127.84

Total project goal

$852.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$852.29

1 Donor

-$823.23

Donations toward project cost

-$724.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$98.79

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.05

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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