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Mrs. Torian from Timberlake NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping Our Brains Hydrated!

Help me give my students their own storage for water bottles to keep their technology safe and brains hydrated.

  • $404 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is tucked away in the country, away from the distractions of the the big city. This is both a blessing and a curse. It is quiet, serene, and a great place to live and learn. However, it also means that at times, we lack the experience that some of the city folk may take for granted.

I teach 22 curious, knowledge-hungry 5th graders in a rural school in North Carolina.

When I say they are hungry for new learning, I do not exaggerate. My students love to ask questions, but even more so, they love to find the answers to questions.

My Project

Learning is hard work. Research shows that keeping a body hydrated is important for brain function. I encourage my students to stay hydrated throughout the day. Many bring a bottle of water to class. However, we have laptops on our desks. Students have to store their bottles under their desk, risking a spill.

Technology and water do not mix!

Help me provide my students with a way to keep their water nearby without risking any damage to their laptops or a spill. These handy water bottle holders strap right on to a student chair leg. This will keep their bottles within reach with no interruptions to learning.

Mrs. Torian
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Water Bottle Holder • Really Good Stuff $42.99 6 $257.94

Materials cost

$257.94

Vendor shipping charges

$30.95

State sales tax

$20.12

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$342.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.51

Total project goal

$403.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$403.39

3 Donors

-$269.00

Donations toward project cost

-$228.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.35

match offer

-$134.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$114.22

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.16

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$0.00

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