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

Make it Rain, Creating a Healthier Environment

My students need air freshener room purifier, a folding step stool to reach the classroom sink, and a gallon of hand soap.

  • $255 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I wish I could describe the excitement of my students as they entered our new classroom this year. The oohs and ahhs as each class crossed through the door melted my heart. I have taught fifth grade science the last five years and made the change to art teacher this year. This is the first time in years that our students will have a full time art teacher. Now I have all of our students Kindergarten through fifth grade. So far they have enjoyed getting to explore our new space, fun seating choices, and hands-on activities.

I wanted my art classroom to not look anything like a traditional classroom so all summer I've been gathering kitchen tables from garage sales and trading posts.

Now my students have brightly colored kitchen tables where they can create their masterpieces. My goal is to provide all my students with an engaging, fun and safe learning environment. My school is Title 1 and located in a low socio-economic neighborhood where 98% of the students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Most of my students are faced with many challenges in the classroom and at home.

My Project

I have this Rain Mate air purifier at home and it has made the biggest difference with my youngest son who suffers from allergies. We use it daily and can see all the dust, allergens, and other "junk" it pulls out of the air. My classroom is now located in a portable building and gets very dusty. We switch classes every hour so we are continuously opening the door and letting more allergens inside. I feel like this air purifier would make a huge impact with my students that suffer from allergies since I've seen first hand how it actually does purify the air with just water.

My number one goal this year is to provide my students with a safe, clean and "homey" classroom for them to create memories and masterpieces in art.

My younger students need a step stool to reach the sink to wash their hands. Having this small folding one will allow me to have it out in the morning for them and be able to easily stow it away when the older kids come. A gallon of hand soap will be a necessity to start the year so they can be sure to wash their hands when needed. An important practice to start young to help my students stay clean and healthy. Let's face the truth when one student has to go to the bathroom it starts a chain reaction and then pretty steadily they're all taking their turns that is a lot of hands to wash.

Mrs. Halford
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 360 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
New Rainbow Rainmate Il Air Freshener Purifier Room Aromatizer w/ 2 LED Lights • Amazon Business $107.44 1 $107.44
Rainbow Genuine Lavender Juniper Luxury Collection Pack for Rainbow and RainMate • Amazon Business $24.96 1 $24.96
Rainbow Rexair Vacuum Cleaner Water Fragrance Eucalyptus Scent R-14935 Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $21.59 1 $21.59
Liquid Dial® Gold Antimicrobial Soap - 1 gallon • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Handy Laundry Folding Step Stool - The Lightweight Step Stool is Sturdy Enough to Support Adults Safe Enough Kids. Opens Easy One Flip. Great Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom, Kids Adults. • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
SquareTrade 3-Year Housewares Extended Protection Plan ($100-124.99) • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70

Materials cost

$183.18

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$215.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.11

Total project goal

$254.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$254.04

16 Donors

-$126.14

Donations toward project cost

-$108.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.42

match offer

-$126.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$107.21

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

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$0.00

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