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Mrs. Washington-Thomas from Brooklyn NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hot, Humid, and Stuffy

The cost of a Supentown Portable Air Conditioner from Calibex is $516, 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>.

  • $516 goal

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I'm a NYC Department of Education Pre-K Teacher at P.S./I.S. 323 in Brownsville, NY. My school is a title one school and about 95% of our students qualify for free or reduced-price school lunch. My classroom crowds eighteen 3-5 year olds into a space that is poorly ventilated and incredibly difficult to be in in the late spring/early summer/early autumn months. Heat during these months causes dehydration and exhaustion in students and destroys their energy and focus in the classroom. Pre-K children have to constantly move around and they are always complaining about how hot it is. I tried buying a fan, but I thought it was too dangerous to put it in my classroom because I was afraid of someone putting their hands in it. With an air conditioner the children can be cool and less dehydrated. They can focus on their work instead of how hot it is. In response to this problem, I'm requesting a portable air conditioning unit for the classroom so students will be able to effectively deal with the humidity and heat that ruin many educational opportunities. Thank you for helping us to create a more comfortable environment in which to learn.

Mrs. Washington-Thomas
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
supentown Portable air conditioner • 1ORDER BY CREDIT CARD ONLINE/PHONE $384.00 1 $384.00

Materials cost

$384.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$422.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.72

Total project goal

$515.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$515.12

1 Donor

-$515.12

Donations toward project cost

-$452.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$31.42

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$0.00

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