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Mrs. Witten Mindermann from Orlando FL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Homeless Students Need a Welcoming Space

My students need bean bags, a small cozy couch, and some healthy snacks, which sets up the classroom to be a place like home. With these items, my students can settle down and get comfy with a good book!

  • $573 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a phenomenal group of 18 kindergartners at a Title I school. I have a large population of homeless classified students. I have eleven boys and seven girls. Fifteen of these students are English Language Learners. My students deserve the absolute BEST materials in the classroom in all areas of learning to help them grow. They are engaged, eager learners and look forward to coming to school and learning every single day. I want my students to be successful learners every single day. Allowing students to have plenty of resources in the classroom that help them learn is very important to me. Growing and thriving as learners is an amazing thing to witness!

My Project

Many of my students come to school and are hungry because they don't have food at home, can't afford food, and even circumstances such as being homeless. When students don't have food it puts stress on them because it is hard to focus on learning when they are so hungry. Having various food items always available to my students will make a huge impact in their lives, both inside and outside the classroom. I am hoping to provide bean bags, a small cozy couch, and some healthy snacks to set up the classroom to be a place like home. With these items, my students can settle down and get comfy with a good book! Who doesn't love their own little corner with a beanbag and a healthy snack? Especially when they are unable to experience this at their own home. This will create a space where reading is encouraged and invited. I am hoping to create a space where reading is encouraged and invited.

Mrs. Witten Mindermann
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC347BU - Flex-Space Comfy Couch - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $279.00 1 $279.00
DD420SB - Calming Colors® Little Beanbag Seat - Sky Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
Skinny Pop 100 Calorie Popcorn Snack, 0.65 Oz, 24 Count (220-00408) • Quill.com $29.74 1 $29.74
Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry, & Strawberry, 48/Case • Quill.com $25.49 1 $25.49
Snyders Old Fashioned Mini Pretzel Canister, 32 oz • Quill.com $7.64 1 $7.64
Rice Krispies Treats Minis, 50/Box • Quill.com $7.64 1 $7.64

Materials cost

$449.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$486.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.81

Total project goal

$572.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$572.04

6 Donors

-$335.52

Donations toward project cost

-$285.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.33

match offer

-$236.52

Match offer toward project cost

-$201.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.48

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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