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. de la Fuente-Lau from Oakland CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Gather Together on the Rug

My students need a new classroom rug in order to have enough space to focus, engage, and participate fully during lessons.

  • $842 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 22 enthusiastic and curious first graders in Oakland, California. They are growing in their learning each day, despite many of them reading below grade level. Most of my students are English learners and have only had formal schooling in English since Kindergarten.

My students are eager learners, and have already made so much growth since the beginning of the school year.

Students often use flexible seating when they are doing their assignments and projects. Almost all of lessons and read-alouds happen on our classroom rug. However, our old rug is not large enough to give each student sufficient personal space.

My Project

Every morning, we gather together in a circle to greet each other, play games, and set a positive tone for the rest of the day. Our class meets together multiple times throughout the day to learn about a new reading strategy, a new math concept, lessons about Ancient Egypt, and so much more. Together, again, we end the day with appreciations in a circle on the rug.

We are in need of a new rug with spaces that are large enough so that students can focus on their learning, and not worried about their personal space.

Having a new rug to replace our old, crowded one will make a world of difference to my students. Students will be able to feel confident and capable when they are able to sit and focus on the learning at hand.

Mrs. de la Fuente-Lau
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

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. de la Fuente-Lau is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC698 - Flex-Space A Place for Everyone Carpet for 30 Kids - 9' x 12' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $479.00 1 $479.00
LC571SE - Calming Colors™ Giant Pillow - Sea Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LC571SG - Calming Colors™ Giant Pillow - Sage Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99

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


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


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":"Oakland","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4926417],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3113630,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":24,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. de la Fuente-Lau","authorIds":{"4926417":{"owner":"Mrs. de la Fuente-Lau","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3113630],"proposalHash":"1510400510","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21030715,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzU4MTcxNA==","NDkyNjQxNw==","NTIzNDM4NQ==","MTAzMDA2Mg==","MTUxMzM4Ng=="],"teacherId":4926417,"schoolCounty":"Alameda","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}