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Mrs. Kari from San Diego CA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

High School in Need of a Sensory Room

Help me give my students an educational experience to help fulfill their sensory needs in the classroom.

  • $1,074 goal

This project expired on April 4, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with high school students with a variety of intellectual, physical, and sensory impairments that have severe to moderate disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, Seizure disorders, and other physical and mentally handicapping conditions.

They currently attend a specialized academic instructive classroom but are often stuck in their wheelchairs for most of the day.

This puts them at risk for pressure sores and reduces their joint and bone health. These students would benefit from having a sensory room to support them not only academically, but physically as well. The ability to get out of their wheelchairs and explore different tactile, visual, and auditory experiences at their own level will dramatically improve their progress on their individualized goals.

I would greatly appreciate any donations that you could make toward this wish to help meet the sensory needs of these children.

My Project

My students would benefit from getting out of their wheelchairs and into a multi-sensory experience. This will help prevent pressure sores and improve mobility and exploration. These students need to be able to explore their environment in a safe space.

I would like to provide sensory engaging activities for these students rather than having them sit in a chair all day pretending to absorb high school lecture material.

The cozy covers will help to block off the harsh classroom lighting. A large fluff chair would offer a more comfortable place to sit/recline. The vibrating toys will provide proprioceptive feedback as well as offer a great tactile stimulus. The equipment will be used to support their needs with vibration, pressure, smooth and rough surfaces, squishy and hard objects, and places to stretch out and move freely. Please help me make this much needed sensory room happen!

Mrs. Kari
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CHAIR FLUFF CHAIR XLARGE TAN • School Specialty $369.19 1 $369.19
WRAP KITTY KUDDLES SCENTED • School Specialty $46.36 1 $46.36
RE322 - Lakeshore Sensory Ball Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
COZY SHADE 24'' X 54'' GREEN PACK OF 4 • School Specialty $34.07 1 $34.07
COZY SHADE 24'' X 54'' BLUE PACK OF 4 • School Specialty $34.07 1 $34.07
COZY SHADE 24 INCH X 54 INCH PINK PACK OF 4 • School Specialty $34.07 1 $34.07
SORTING COLOR SET FARMERS MARKET, SET OF 31 • School Specialty $33.15 1 $33.15
SCRATCHY SQUARE • School Specialty $25.55 1 $25.55
LC529BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
VIBRATING PILLOW ORANGE CIRCLE • School Specialty $22.71 1 $22.71
VIBRATING PILLOW BLUE SQUARE • School Specialty $22.71 1 $22.71
PP504 - Gel-Bead Sensory Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
MASSAGER VIBRATE BUG • School Specialty $16.11 1 $16.11
GLITTER TUBE JUMBO SET OF 3 • School Specialty $13.27 1 $13.27
REVOLVING VIBRATING FIBER OPTIC LIGHT • School Specialty $9.44 1 $9.44

Materials cost

$737.67

Vendor shipping charges

$66.07

State sales tax

$67.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$912.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$161.00

Total project goal

$1,073.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,073.31

2 Donors

-$783.00

Donations toward project cost

-$665.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$117.45

Matching donations from our partners

-$290.31

Match offers toward project cost

-$246.76

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.55

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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