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.


Ms. Echeverry from Derby CT is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Regulated

Help me give my students ball chairs, a soft rocker, a medium pea pod, sensory body socks, and pillows.

  • $607 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

One of my most loved aspects of working at DMS is the diversity among the students here. They have unique personalities and unique needs; however they all share a desire to feel success and support.

Communication is the key to human interaction, whether it is verbal or non verbal.

My students have a variety of communication strengths and weaknesses, requiring interventions focused on alternative & augmentative communication, aural rehabilitation, listening and recall, spoken language, social communication, and executive functioning. They all have their own ideas and opinions and my goal is to give them the tools to express it.

My Project

Afte many years of collaborating and co-treating with occupational therapists it is clear that a child's availability for learning is highly dependent on their emotional and sensory state of regulation. Our goal is to create a space for the students of DMS that they can use to maximize their ability to access their education in the academic and social world.

By funding these materials, ball chairs, a soft rocker, a medium pea pod, sensory body socks, and pillows, students will have a room to use as part of built in breaks, as a warm-up prior to initiating a lesson, or a break from their academic instruction.

Moreover, it will be used as a place to regroup when needed. As we know, emotional regulation is an integral part of success beyond the school walls and having a calming environment to do so can foster the use of coping strategies.

Ms. Echeverry
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of 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 Ms. Echeverry is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SOFT ROCKER - SPECIFY • School Specialty $111.97 1 $111.97
PEA POD MEDIUM 60 IN L - 0.7MM • School Specialty $90.87 1 $90.87
SANHO Dynamic Movement Sensory Body Socks, for Autistic & Sensory Processing Disorders, X-Large (Suitable for Height Between 4'8"- 5'8"),Updated Version (Blue, X-Large) • Amazon Business $39.98 1 $39.98
Foamily Premium Hypoallergenic Round Stuffer Pillow Floor Insert Sham Form Polyester, 32" L X 32" W, Standard/White • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
THERAPUTTY EXERCISE PUTTY SET - 3 OUNCE - SET OF 6 • School Specialty $23.64 1 $23.64
BALL DNA SQUISHY ASSORTED COLORS • School Specialty $7.09 2 $14.18
Gokul Handloom Indian Large Mandala Floor Pillow Comfortable Home Car Bed Sofa Large Mandala Floor Pillows Round Bohemian Meditation Cushion Cover Ottoman Pouf Cover • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
OPTION CLASS - ECR4KIDS - SOFT COLOR CHOICES • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
RED (RD) - ECR4KIDS CUSHIONS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

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


8 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer 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":"Derby","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6501622],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CT","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4371877,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":40,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Echeverry","authorIds":{"6501622":{"owner":"Ms. Echeverry","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4371877],"proposalHash":"-1677705840","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21406514,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjM1MjYx","Njk2Njg2OA==","MzA1OTU5","MjU1NTAwOQ==","NjczNjQ2NQ==","MjU0ODY5NA==","NjUwMTYyMg==","NjQzMDcwMQ==","NDQzMDA2Ng=="],"teacherId":6501622,"schoolCounty":"New Haven","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CT","name":"Connecticut"}}