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Mrs. Ingram from Irvington AL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Outside? Let's build an Outdoor Classroom

My students need lumber and other building materials so we can build an outdoor classroom by their growing garden and nature trail.

  • $3,526 goal

This project expired on May 21, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are eager to learn and have been so excited to work in the garden. They think it is such a treat to have class outside, but we live in the South and it is fixing to get HOT!

Our school is a rural school down in the deep south of Alabama.

Between the nearby oceans and rivers and the farming land around us we are working very hard to educate our students about the environment and how to care for it. We have several recycling programs in place, but have decided to take their education to the next step. Since last summer we have been working to create an Outdoor Classroom. Each grade level has a raised flower bed. Some classes are growing flowers and some are growing vegetables. We have a variety of trees that have been donated and planted with the help of our students. The students are assigned watering days to go out and take care of our garden. Classes take walks through our ever growing nature trail and come back and research the plants and animals they see. With spring and summer quickly approaching we are hoping to build a 20'x 20 outdoor classroom that will house picnic tables for our students to work at.

My Project

In the coming months our temperatures will easily reach the high 90's making it difficult for our young children to be outside to learn. This Outdoor Classroom will provide them the shelter they need to keep learning about, and how to take care of our precious environment as they grow their own flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Our students are really enjoying the fresh air as they learn and we are trying to learn and grow with them. We have also started a Junior Master Garden Club with 50 active students that stay after school twice a month to learn more about plants and to continue the beautification of our school. Right now we have to meet inside, but we are eager to have an outdoor meeting place for our Garden Club. We have parents and volunteers ready to build the classroom as soon as we can get the materials.

This Outdoor Classroom will be used and enjoyed by all of our students, faculty, and parents for years to come.

Your donation will live on in this classroom and be a growing place for our students. They will learn, observe nature, and be able to see their garden and hard work growing before their eyes. We are so EXCITED about this project and can't wait to see it come to life.

Mrs. Ingram
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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30 donors30 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 594 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
OC supreme 25 year AR ONYX BLack • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $20.12 21 $422.52
5/4x6-12' MCQ RAD Edge Treated BD • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $4.99 60 $299.40
2x8-10 #2 prime treated sy pine • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $7.49 36 $269.64
2x2-12' ACQ #1 Treated .25 SYP • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $2.93 88 $257.84
2x6-12 #2 Prime treated SY Pine • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $7.91 25 $197.75
Solar*7/16* 4x8 Radiant Barrier • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $9.07 20 $181.40
2x4-10 #2 prime treated SY PIne • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $4.31 34 $146.54
4x4-16 MCQ treated .40 yellow pine • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $13.73 9 $123.57
2x10-10 MCQ #2 treated yellow pine • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $8.06 12 $96.72
2x10-20 MCQ #2 Treated yellow pine • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $15.96 6 $95.76
PAS 2-3/8x.113 RS NL RH*5M* • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $81.49 1 $81.49
2x6-16 #2 prime treated sy pine • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $10.62 6 $63.72
650385 PAS 3x.120RSGLV Deck*2M* • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $62.69 1 $62.69
2x12-12 MCQ #2 treated yellow pine • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $19.23 3 $57.69
2x8-14 #2 Prime Treated SY Pine • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $11.59 4 $46.36
LUS26 2x6-2x8 joist hanger • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $0.49 70 $34.30
4 1/2"X10' STD GALV D Eave DRIP • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $3.39 10 $33.90
1/2"x8" HD GALV HEX Bolt w/nut • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $0.91 32 $29.12
1/2"x8" HD GALV HEX Bolt w/nut • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $0.91 32 $29.12
#15 ashpalt feld-4SQRS/roll • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $13.37 2 $26.74
2x6-12 #2 Prime treated SY Pine • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $7.91 3 $23.73
40# Pre-mix Concrete Mix • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $2.18 10 $21.80
1/2" Washer HDG • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $0.29 64 $18.56
1/2" Washer HDG • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $0.29 64 $18.56
H2.5A hurr Clip Revsble • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $0.18 44 $7.92
ctn 15/32 *steel* ply clip 250ea • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $5.49 1 $5.49
1/2" lock washers HDG • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $0.13 32 $4.16
1/2" lock washers HDG • Mobile Lumber & Building Mats INC $0.13 32 $4.16

Materials cost

$2,660.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$266.07

3rd party payment processing fee

$39.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,996.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$528.82

Total project goal

$3,525.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$3,525.45

28 Donors

-$1,494.87

Donations toward project cost

-$1,273.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$221.08

Matching donations from our partners

-$2,026.87

Match offers toward project cost

-$1,722.84

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$304.03

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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