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Ms. Porter from Detroit MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Make Healthy Choices

My students need a refrigerator to keep their healthy foods safe.

  • $1,117 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My pre-K students come into our classroom every day looking forward to a new learning opportunity. One of their favorite parts of the day is called small group time. During this time, students work alongside 8 other students and me to develop their kindergarten readiness skills.

I expose them to different types of student-friendly activities that tap into the 7 domains of Early Childhood Development.

These domains are gross motor, fine motor, language, cognitive, social-emotional, adaptive and moral.

I want my students to have a positive view of school and to feel successful in grades to come. I teach at a Title I school in a large city in Michigan where almost all of my students are living at or below the poverty line. Many of my students had no prior experiences with basic kindergarten readiness skills before entering my classroom.

Despite their struggles, my students deserve the best classroom environment, one that allows them to blossom in the previously mentioned areas.

My Project

Our school receives free breakfast, lunch and snack. As a preschool teacher, I am asked to store these items within the classroom. However, our refrigerator recently broke, leaving us unable to store many of our healthy choices.

A refrigerator would allow us to continue to store their healthy foods, snacks and drinks instead of letting them sit all day and risk getting spoiled.

As we all know, a healthy body leads to a healthy mind, with a healthy mind, students can focus on their academic achievement, instead of focusing on food. With your help we can make this wish possible for 16 wonderful preschoolers.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung - 17.6 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator - Black stainless steel • Best Buy Education $775.53 1 $775.53
COM 3YR 600-799.99 FRDG/FRZ GSP B • Best Buy Education $129.99 1 $129.99

Materials cost

$905.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$949.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$167.49

Total project goal

$1,116.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,116.59

1 Donor

-$1,116.59

Donations toward project cost

-$949.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$167.49

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$0.00

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