You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. McGaffigan from Lowell MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Launching Into Lots of Learning

My students need a comfortable carpet space to actively engage in launch of daily lessons and classroom discussion. An area they can all sit comfortably to work with individual dry erase boards and turn and talk.

  • $634 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Each child knows they are a valuable member of our whole school community. Our school is in a low income district. Our staff has set high expectations for students and collaboratively worked to make our school one of the top performing schools in the district. Our students value education and strive to achieve every goal they set across all academic areas. Achieving these goals are not always easy as factors outside of school can impact student learning.

Despite these outside factors, my students arrive each day prepared to take risks, overcome obstacles and accept every challenge we place in front of them.

Each student and staff member knows they play a key role in our learning community. Together we learn from mistakes, revisit curriculum and take learning to a whole new level. One team. One goal. No limits.

My Project

A comfortable environment with lots of space to learn is essential to daily lessons. My students are excited about content and enjoy contributing to lessons by sharing strategies on individual dry erase boards and conversing with peers.

Our current meeting space is crammed, we need a larger rug for launch of daily lessons.

Our class needs a rug that would provide students with enough space to sit elbow to elbow, knee to knee during daily literacy lessons. Students should not be distracted by bumping elbows when working diligently to demonstrate math strategies on individual work boards. A larger rug would provide each student with more personal space. A space to keep individual materials handy.

A larger rug will also provide more opportunities for cooperative group work and turn and talk. Conversation provides our English Language Learners with rich learning experiences. Our classroom is currently working to enhance our vocabulary. The rug requested would provide a space for our Word Work Center. Vocabulary card games are much easier to play on the floor where students can sort. Working on desks is difficult, often times cards fall off the desks which make matching games impossible. A larger rug will provide students with enough space for games of concentration without the loss of cards.

Please help us strive to achieve our 2018 learning goals by providing us with a comfy work space.

Mrs. McGaffigan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. McGaffigan is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CARPET BULLSEYE BLOCK 10FT 9IN X 13FT 2IN RECTANGLE • School Specialty $455.67 1 $455.67

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


5 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Lowell","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5160562],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3066220,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":22,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. McGaffigan","authorIds":{"5160562":{"owner":"Mrs. McGaffigan","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3066220],"proposalHash":"147518668","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21138196,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDI1MjMyMQ==","MzA1ODUyMQ==","NTIzNjYzOA==","NTIxMTM3Ng==","MTYyOTExMg=="],"teacherId":5160562,"schoolCounty":"Middlesex","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MA","name":"Massachusetts"}}