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Mrs. Gist from Clarksdale MS is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping Cool in the Library

My students need 3 fans to combat the Mississippi heat and keep cool in the library.

  • $187 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I'm the librarian of a Title I high school in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Our student population consists of tenth, eleventh, and twelveth grade students. All of our student body receives free lunch. Many are reluctant readers who read more than two levels below grade level. However, despite the obstacles they face, our students are curious and motivated to learn. They just need more tools to encourage them to do so. They are incredibly creative and talented kids who are determined to make their mark in the world.

My Project

In the Mississippi Delta, we have an abundance of culture...and HEAT. As spring rolls around, it tends to get hot very quickly. Unfortunately, our building experiences difficulties with our air conditioning units and this can lead to an uncomfortable classroom setting. I'm requesting three fans to help combat the heat and keep our students cool and able to concentrate and learn efficiently. Having fans will result in a comfortable, cool atmosphere in the library. We want our library to be conducive to learning and these fans will definitely help. Thank you in advance for considering the needs of our students!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lasko 1843 18" Remote Control Cyclone Pedestal Fan, Black • Amazon Business $36.99 2 $73.98
Patton PUF1810C-BM 18-Inch High Velocity Fan • Amazon Business $44.21 1 $44.21

Materials cost

$118.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$158.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.92

Total project goal

$186.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$186.15

2 Donors

-$177.33

Donations toward project cost

-$158.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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