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Mrs. Faretra from Methuen MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Organization Is Key To Classroom Success

My students need Iris 51-quart stacking drawers, and mDesign desk organizers to put our vocational materials away in an orderly fashion so that they can find what they need quickly and without help.

  • $334 goal

This project expired on July 9, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 18 22-year-old young adults with a variety of intellectual, physical, and sensory impairments in our high school's Transition Program. My students are focusing their time in school on preparing for life after high school; that looks different for every student. We work with each student individually to help them communicate their personal goals and visions for their futures.

My students are looking forward to being as independent as possible after high school.

All of my students participate in internships and jobs around our school building and in the community as part of their education. We also practice interviewing skills, job applications, cooking, cleaning, money, time, and functional writing skills.

Most of my students are looking forward to moving out of their parents' home, working, and being involved in their community when they finish school. Others are looking to continue their education in a college or vocational/trade training program.

My Project

My students use a lot of manipulatives and activities with many pieces and small parts throughout the school day. Because students in my room have a wide variety of disabilities, many do not learn well using paper and pencil activities. They need to do it to learn it.

A classroom full of hands-on activities is fantastic for teaching students with disabilities, but they have nowhere to put them away currently.

Our cabinets are full of student-specific supplies, such as feeding equipment, adaptive equipment, etc. Many of our learning activities are all over the counters and tables in the classroom.

A cluttered classroom is distracting for students and makes it difficult for them to find what they need without help. Please help us get organized with these organizer drawers and caddy and clean up our act!

Mrs. Faretra
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
IRIS 51 Quart Stacking Drawer, 2 Pack, Black • Amazon Business $43.96 5 $219.80
mDesign Office Supplies Desk Organizer for Scissors, Pens, Markers, Highlighters, Tape - 2 Drawers & Caddy, Clear • Amazon Business $14.88 2 $29.76

Materials cost

$249.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$283.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.99

Total project goal

$333.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$333.29

2 Donors

-$330.29

Donations toward project cost

-$280.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.54

match offer

-$3.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$2.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.45

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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