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Mrs. Berndt from Orange TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Life Outside of a Box

My students need storage for their school supplies, classroom library, and other materials.

  • $776 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students have all been impacted by Hurricane Harvey and are some of the most resilient people I have ever known. Through everything they have been through I have never heard them complain about what they lost or don't currently have. They come to school and work hard if not harder than ever before.

I can only imagine how far these kids will go if they had access to a well equipped classroom.

A classroom without storage is not well equipped.

My Project

Hurricane Harvey took all of our classroom storage. My project is to provide storage for my classroom and my students. Due to the lack of storage in our temporary classrooms, my students and I store our classroom supplies under desks and in boxes. My classroom library sits on the floor in the back of our classroom.

My students and I are living out of boxes.

Bookshelves will help organize our books and supplies keeping them from being damaged or lost. They will also help us locate materials faster giving more time to learning. Our classroom library can be organized and allow students to easily choose the books they would like to read.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
South Shore Work Freeport Bookcase, Morgan Cherry, 4-Shelf, 58"H x 30 3/4"W x 11 1/2"D • Staples Advantage $94.99 4 $379.96
South Shore Work Freeport Bookcase, Morgan Cherry, 5-Shelf, 71"H • Staples Advantage $119.99 2 $239.98

Materials cost

$619.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$659.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$116.34

Total project goal

$775.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$775.58

2 Donors

-$50.00

Donations toward project cost

-$42.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$725.58

Match offers toward project cost

-$616.74

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$108.84

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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