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Ms. Sarja from New Haven CT is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Heat, Please.

Help me give my students a warm classroom. I entered this morning to discover the temperature was 55 degrees and it's only mid-October!

  • $372 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Some days for my kids are rough. Many come from unstable settings at home, without food security, without their basic needs met. It's a daily struggle, but still... they write, they create, they show up.

Big-hearted.

Passionate. Driven.

My students are brave and capable of great accomplishment, but they are often stymied by conditions out of their control. They are leaders in the making, and they want to be in class. Lack of basic resources should not be holding them back, but at the moment, it's tough to concentrate when it's so cold.

My Project

It's only October and the room is 55 degrees. I've been told that half the compressors on the roof were put in only two years ago, but the company then went out of business. Now, the school is a hodge podge of toasty rooms and rooms like mine. Last week, I started making cocoa for the kids in order to warm them up. Having a few tower heaters would go a long way. I brought one in from home today and already there is a small difference.

Any help from you all would be so appreciated.

I am also throwing in a request for tissue. Our district no longer supplies it.

Ms. Sarja
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oscillating Space Heater – Ceramic Forced Fan Heating with Stay Cool Housing - Tower with Remote Control, Digital Thermostat, Timer, Large Temperature Display and Efficient ECO Mode - by Bovado USA • Amazon Business $63.99 3 $191.97
Kleenex Trusted Care Everyday Facial Tissues, Flat Box, 210 Tissues per Flat Box, 18 Packs • Amazon Business $44.86 2 $89.72

Materials cost

$281.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$315.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.75

Total project goal

$371.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$371.67

5 Donors

-$371.67

Donations toward project cost

-$315.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.75

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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