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Ms. Bernal from Gardena CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning in a Safe and Comfortable Class

Help me give my students comfortable desk chairs and a paper shredder to protect their privacy.

  • $731 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach the third grade Special Education Autism Core Program at our school. We are a Title I school, meaning that more than three-quarters of the students in our school come from low‑income households. Besides autism, some of my students also have anxiety, ADHD and specific learning disabilities. However, despite their disabilities, they always come to school with smiles on their faces.

My students' smiles bring joy to my life, and they make my days more enjoyable.

They work hard and follow the Core Curriculum at the same pace as the general education students. This workload is sometimes difficult for them, and it requires me to constantly think of ways to help them stay focused and engaged so that they can be successful in the classroom. My students love to learn, and I always encourage them to try their best.

My Project

Help me give my students an environment that is comfortable for learning. I want my students to have different seating options so that they feel comfortable and are able to be fully engage in their learning. Office computer chairs are much more comfortable than sitting in a hard chair all day. I want my students to find themselves in a comfortable sitting position that will allow them to be fully present in the lessons.

I would also like to get a heavy duty paper shredder to protect all their sensitive information.

As a Special Education teacher, I am in charge of my students' Individualized Education Plans. I print their goal pages to help me keep track of their progress. Once new goals are created, I have to make sure to protect their information by shredding null information. The folding platform truck would allow me to transport the files that need to be saved from my classroom to the office.

Ms. Bernal
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fellowes Powershred 99Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Paper Shredder • Amazon Business $239.98 1 $239.98
AmazonBasics High-Back Executive Swivel Office Computer Desk Chair - Black with Pewter Finish • Amazon Business $111.99 2 $223.98
Magna Cart Flatform 300 lb Capacity Four Wheel Folding Platform Truck • Amazon Business $70.42 1 $70.42

Materials cost

$534.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$48.90

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$621.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$109.64

Total project goal

$730.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$730.94

2 Donors

-$705.94

Donations toward project cost

-$600.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$105.89

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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