You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Fitzpatrick And Mr Coughlin from South Boston MA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Some Cool Kids Stay Cool!

My students need an air conditioning unit to help us continue learning when the weather and our classroom approach sweltering.

  • $642 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an active group 5th graders from Boston. We are a diverse mix and hail from seven different countries. Most of my students are bilingual. We like hands on learning and engaging activities. Throughout the year my students have shown themselves to be dedicated learners who have grown in their understanding of math, reading, social studies and science.

While we have the same struggles and concerns that many classrooms have, one significant obstacle to our learning is that while our school is in session until the last week of June, we have no air conditioning and our room is frequently over 90 degrees.

My Project

My students are hard working and industrious, however our building is older and completely unairconditioned. At the beginning and end of the year, it is completely sweltering. Students have a difficult time working and learning in these conditions and an air conditioner for our room would help us continue to be productive and focused when distractions are at maximum.

It is very difficult to continue learning when our room is over 90 degrees.

This project would enable us to reduce our temperature in our room to a more manageable level. Students who are more comfortable are less likely to miss school, and more likely to focus on their learning while they are here.

Ms. Fitzpatrick And Mr Coughlin
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Fitzpatrick And Mr Coughlin is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Honeywell MM14CCSRBX Portable Air Conditioner with Dehumidifier & Fan for Rooms Up To 700 Sq. Ft. with Remote Control (Black/Silver) • Amazon Business $508.04 1 $508.04

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


8 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"South Boston","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4058253],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3233001,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":22,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Fitzpatrick And Mr Coughlin","authorIds":{"4058253":{"owner":"Ms. Fitzpatrick And Mr Coughlin","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3233001],"proposalHash":"-1378119949","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20874825,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDA1ODI1Mw==","NTM2ODQ2OA==","NTM5NDcxNg==","MjM4MzUxMw==","NTM5MjY4NA==","NDM3OTAyNQ==","NTM4NzYxMQ==","MzI3MjM4OQ==","NDE4MTc2Nw=="],"teacherId":4058253,"schoolCounty":"Suffolk","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MA","name":"Massachusetts"}}