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Mrs. Hess Shamdasani from Boynton Beach FL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping STEM Safe

Help me give my students the storage we need to keep our STEM lab safe and organized!

  • $244 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Focusing on STEM and Problem-Based Learning in my class allows me to place the responsibility of learning in the students' hands, empowering the at-risk students in my classroom.

At my Title I school, over 90 percent of the students receive free or reduced-price lunch.

Many speak English as a second language and are recent migrants to the US, or are first generation US citizens. My students are charismatic, hard-working teenagers, who are struggling to overcome the restraints that growing up in poverty has placed on them. While attending my school, each student receives vocational training. This prepares them for careers after high school.

However, for many of the students in my class, post-secondary education is what will provide them with the necessary skills to move out of that lowest 20% income bracket. Between the cost of maintaining a 40-year-old school and deep budget cuts for public schools, my extremely supportive administrative team can only approve the bare essentials for our classroom. I know that the students in my class would benefit from having up-to-date technology that allows them to learn about our world and to develop solutions to 21st-century problems.

My Project

With access to a rolling toolbox, a printer cart, and a mobile workstation, my students will have safe, secure places to store our STEM lab materials. A tool organizer will keep all of our tools organized. The mobile printing cart will provide us with a secure place to keep our 3D printer. The mobile workstation means that we can clear out the old, bulky teacher workstation​ making more space for learning!

While we have recently received many tools that make our STEM run smoothly, we are running out of space to safely conduct our activities.

We need the space to conduct several different projects at a time!

Mrs. Hess Shamdasani
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Keter 240762 5 Drawer Modular Garage & Tool Organizer, Black • Amazon Business $97.71 1 $97.71
Mount-It Printer Stand With Wheels And Drawer Rolling Printer Cart Height Adjustable Stacked Mobile Cart, 22 Lbs Capacity • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Seville Classics Mobile Laptop Computer Desk Cart, Height-Adjustable from 20.5" to 33", Walnut • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99

Materials cost

$174.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$207.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.58

Total project goal

$243.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$243.89

1 Donor

-$243.89

Donations toward project cost

-$207.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.58

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$0.00

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