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

Ms. Retchko from Chattanooga TN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Move While We READ!

Help me give my students the ability to move while they work! Research shows that students need opportunities for movement during the school day. These desks would allow my students to do both - learn and move!

  • $322 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend an urban Title I middle school in Chattanooga that is brimming with brilliant students who face incredible obstacles to their success. These incredible students are full of success and motivation every day and work hard to grow as scholars. Unfortunately, almost all of my students have grown up in low-income settings and attended schools situated in concentrated poverty. As a result, almost every students lacks the basic literacy skills necessary for them to become professionally and personally successful in the workplace and broader society.

Nevertheless, they are an inspiring group who are readily energized by the challenges they face and strive for success.

They care deeply--about their future prospects, about their families and, about their community. They want to become successful in school and beyond. And with your help, they will be!

My Project

These standing desks would allow my students to read, write, and move - all at the same time! One of the biggest struggles that my students encounter during the school day is having to sit quietly throughout the day.

I truly believe that my students want to believe and giving the option of movement while they work would increase their learning time dramatically!

I know that my students will immediately feel the motivation to learn when they are given options to help them succeed! Please consider donating to my classroom and being apart of our success! Thank you for your consideration!

Ms. Retchko
Grades 6-8
Nearly all 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. Retchko is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco 1203DE Alphabetter Desk, 28" x 20", Gray • Amazon Business $239.99 1 $239.99

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


3 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


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":"Chattanooga","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6345689],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TN","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4523796,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":105,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Retchko","authorIds":{"6345689":{"owner":"Ms. Retchko","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4523796],"proposalHash":"-2070213407","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",720,x0,y151&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1553352001638","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21371821,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjM0NTY4OQ==","Mjk4OTk2NQ==","Njk2ODkyMg==","NzAwODYyOA=="],"teacherId":6345689,"schoolCounty":"Hamilton","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TN","name":"Tennessee"}}