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Mr. Morrell from Wenatchee WA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Including Everyone With a Buddy Bench

Help me give my students a safe, secure and comfortable place to make friends.

  • $1,186 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Teaching in a low-income/Title 1 school means that the many of our students are coming to school with emotional baggage. This can make it incredibly hard for them to learn and be social. Whether it's being hungry, excessively tired, or having difficulties at home, it is our job as a school to provide a positive, loving and supporting environment that encourages positive relationships.

The students at our school are bright, inquisitive, compassionate and loving.

These students continue to shoot for the stars in their dreams and aspirations no matter what hand they have been dealt. They are truly inspiring individuals who deserve strong and positive relationships with their peers.

My Project

Recess is a time for students to get out their built up energy, socialize with friends and build relationships with each other. However, the school playground can be a lonely place for a child if they don't have anyone to play with. That is where the buddy bench comes in.

“It can be hard to express your feelings to your peers and everyone deserves a friend no matter what” -5th grade Newbery student.

We want every student at our school to know that they are not alone. We want them to know there is a friend out there for each and every one of them. This bench will be a place for our students to go when they want or need to. It's a ​place to feel safe, secure, and comfortable.

Mr. Morrell
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BENCH - 8' BUDDY BENCH LOGO W/BACK, 2''X12'' PLANKS, PERFORATED - SPECIFY SURFACE MOUNT AND COLOR • School Specialty $813.37 1 $813.37
SM-SURFACE MOUNT - ULTRASITE • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - ULTRA PLAY BENCH MOUNT OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
ULTRA BLUE (UBL)- ULTRA PLAY SYSTEMS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - ULTRA PLAY SYSTEMS INC - 965/966 - SERIES COLOR CHOICES • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$813.37

Vendor shipping charges

$81.34

State sales tax

$71.17

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,008.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$177.90

Total project goal

$1,185.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,185.98

18 Donors

-$1,154.21

Donations toward project cost

-$1,008.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$146.13

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$31.77

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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