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Ms. Hingston from Bronx NY is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Keep It Clean!

The cost of a vacuum and four brooms from the Quill Corporation, six dustpans, a sponge mop, a mop refill, and a bucket from Nasco is $473, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $488 goal

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I am requesting a vacuum cleaner, mop and bucket, four brooms and six sets of dustpans and brushes to help keep our classroom sparkling clean! I teach first grade in the Bronx. As with all elementary classrooms in the city, we spend a lot of time meeting on the rug in the middle of our room. We sit on it, we jump on it, we lie on it and we occasionally take naps on it. However, for lack of vacuum cleaner, it is not often cleaned. Due to a technicality in the contract of our custodial staff do not vacuum the rug either, and so over the year it becomes less and less pleasant or safe to be on the rug. In my first year of teaching my students and I encountered many "icky things." Among them rodent droppings, dead roaches and dog excrement from our playground. Without the appropriate cleaning supplies to remove these hazards, we often rolled up the rug and sat on the floor, or cancelled our meeting time altogether. Meeting time is very important for such young students to develop their social skills. However, endangering their health and welfare is much more important. If I had a vacuum cleaner I could at least keep the dust to a minimum. If I had brooms and brushes then my students could also take part in the cleaning process and participate in keeping our space clean and healthy. The mop and bucket will be reserved for bigger messes but is just as important. Please help us start the year clean, safe and ready to go!

Ms. Hingston
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HOOVER UPRIGHT VACUUM-GUARDSMAN COMMERCIAL&EZ EMPTY DIRT CUP -- Hoover Guardsman Commercial Vacuum • Quill Corporation $233.99 1 $233.99
SPONGE MOP • Nasco $13.59 1 $13.59
ANGLE BROOM, 12 -- Wilen Angle Sweep Brooms; 12" Wide • Quill Corporation $10.79 4 $43.16
MOP REFILL • Nasco $5.31 5 $26.55
ROUGHNECK BUCKET LT PLATNM • Nasco $5.13 1 $5.13
DUSTPAN KIT • Nasco $2.83 6 $16.98

Materials cost

$339.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$399.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.75

Total project goal

$487.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$487.50

4 Donors

-$443.78

Donations toward project cost

-$400.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.53

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.33

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$0.00

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