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Mr. Rickard from Virginia Beach VA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Now That Everthing Has A Drink, Lets Sit!

Help me give my students watering cans, gloves and tables to bench kits.

  • $226 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are all second and third graders in a neighborhood that struggles economically. About one hundred percent of our students qualify for free lunches and breakfast. That, however, does not diminish their excitement for learning, especially if you incorporate things they like doing.

They are smart and very capable students with a true love of learning through real experiences.

The economic challenges do, however, have an impact on what they have available to help them learn. These are changing times and we have to constantly look for ways to not only keep students engaged, but also build their skills to prepare for potential future careers. We know that the future will require critical thinking and problem-solving skills, but it also requires a stronger background and understanding of science and technology. My students love hands-on learning.

My Project

Our bus loop garden has grown so much but we don't have any place to sit, Student engangement has increased and so many want to have gloves and something to do.

We only have one watering can and these benches convert to a work table which is really cool.

They will give us a place to work, to even eat and then when the work is done or we need a break, a nice place to sit.

Our Garden club has grown, doubled in size and there are not enough garden gloves to go around. This project will give us additional gloves for those who want them and cut down on the fussing and the race to the shed to get them.

Between the courtard and bus loop garden we currently only have 1 watering can to be used with the rain barrels. This will give us two in each location and help get more "jobs" established to keep everyone happy. They are so eager to work.

Mr. Rickard
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
2x4basics 90110ONLMI Custom Flip Top Bench to Table, Sand • Amazon Business $48.95 1 $48.95
2x4basics 90110ONLMI Custom Flip Top Bench to Table, Sand • Amazon Business $48.95 1 $48.95
Bloem Aqua Rite Watering Can, 56 oz, Passion Fruit (AW21-29) • Amazon Business $9.75 3 $29.25
G & F 1852-3 Women Soft Jersey Garden Gloves, Women Work Gloves, 3-Pairs Green/Pink/Blue per Pack • Amazon Business $8.57 1 $8.57
PROMEDIX Clear Nitrile Garden Working Gloves Comfort Flex Coated Work Gloves, Super Light Weight, Breathable, Medium Size Fit Most (3 Pair) • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09

Materials cost

$143.81

Vendor shipping charges

$15.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$191.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.88

Total project goal

$225.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$225.84

3 Donors

-$181.72

Donations toward project cost

-$166.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.26

match offer

-$30.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$25.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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