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Ms. Kalenak from West Orange NJ is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Growing!

Help me give my students a hose, tools, and tomato cages to make our garden grow!

  • $163 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with an amazing group of students who are motivated to learn about and explore the world around them. Their drive to learn about our Earth and investigate the way things work has motivated me as a teacher and made my transition to a new school a truly life-changing event.

My students' motivation and drive to work hard and understand what they are exploring is amazing!

I have students who constantly want to revise work, stay for help, and complete extra work to increase their grasp of new concepts. I am so excited to see the projects and work that continues to grow in the minds of my students.

My Project

With the amazing support of DonorsChoose.org we have been able to begin to grow our own amazing school garden! My students are so excited to plant seeds, get into the garden, and see our food grow. We have a great group of gardeners and the support of hundreds of students who have helped us collect milk cartons to plant seedlings in and bring in 2-Liter bottles to transfer larger plants into.

Now it's time to grow our garden!

We are breaking ground on our garden site tomorrow and the students are so excited to move our greenhouse full of plants out to a real garden. We need a hose and garden tools to complete this transfer of our seedlings outside. We also need a sprinkler and tomato cages to help sustain our crop over the summer. These items will help us take our garden to the next step and make us more sustainable into the future.

Ms. Kalenak
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Panacea 89723 Tomato and Plant Support Cage, Galvanized, Set of 10 • Amazon Business $33.47 1 $33.47
Garden Tool Set Gardening Bag Accessories 12 Pieces Kit/Home & Gardening Kneeler Pad/Stainless Steel Hand Digging Tools Pruner, Shovel, Fork, Rake, Shears, Weeder, Gloves, Water Sprayer, Plant Rope • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
soled Expandable Garden Hose, 75ft Strongest Expanding Garden Hose on The Market with Triple Layer Latex Core & Latest Improved Extra Strength Fabric Protection for All Your Watering Needs(Black) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Melnor XT Turbo Oscillating Sprinkler with TwinTouch Width Control & Flow Control, waters up to 4,200 sq.ft. • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79

Materials cost

$106.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$137.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.32

Total project goal

$162.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$162.11

3 Donors

-$139.00

Donations toward project cost

-$121.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.10

match offer

-$18.70

Match offer toward project cost

-$15.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.80

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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