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Ms. Whittemore from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

In Search of Comfortable Classroom Seating, Part 1

The cost of a meeting area rug is $517, 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>.

  • $517 goal

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Hello, I\'m writing to you in the hopes that you\'ll favor an extraordinary class of 3rd graders with the keys to the comfort--and cleanliness--they deserve. I teach a smallish class of 8-10 year-olds in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at a rather lovely school named P.S. 257. I say lovely because the administration is suberb, and the teaching staff has heart and enthusiam to spare. However, what we do not have nearly enough of is money--especially money with which to equip all classrooms with the \"meeting area\" rugs now deemed mandatory by the higher-ups. As a teacher new to the field, I made do with a hand-me-down last year. But, this is a rug that was not altogether pleasant to begin with, and is now a health hazard. I like gathering my kids at the rug for every subject: they can immediately focus on the task at hand and tend to remember (and apply!) lessons with greater strength when denied the distractions of desks and squeaking chairs. Simply, I want to continue teaching from the \"meeting area\" rug. But the benefits of this system will be out-of-reach if our situation fails to improve. I have put so much into building up a classroom environment that is inspiring and alive. The requested item will, if granted, surely seal the deal and put my students over the top!

Ms. Whittemore
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
World Explorer • KidCarpet.com $359.99 1 $359.99

Materials cost

$359.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$423.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.93

Total project goal

$516.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$516.26

1 Donor

-$486.83

Donations toward project cost

-$424.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.83

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.24

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$0.00

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