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  • $977 goal

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Ms. Street
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 16 donors
  • $0 still needed

Our Art Room Needs Stools!

My students need 25 new stools! Right now the art room is filled with half-broken leftover chairs from around the school.

My Students

My tiny art room is filled with random chairs. Some are junior high chairs with heavy metal baskets that the smaller students can't move. Others are stools that are all missing one or two screws or a foot pad so they wobble dangerously. The larger chairs also take up too much much-limited space.

My students attend a dual language public school in New York City.

Their ages range from four to fourteen--grades K through 8. They receive alternating instruction in English and Spanish so that by the end of second grade all students are bilingual! Every grade receives art once or twice a week. My art curriculum supports the school's social studies curriculum while still exposing students to various art media, artists, movements, and cultures.

My Project

I cannot emphasize the positive change a nice new set of stools will create for the art room! It is a major problem when we're doing projects that require students to put chairs in a circle or move from one table to another. The large, heavy chairs (the ones with baskets weigh about 25 lbs!) cannot be moved by younger students, nor do they fit through the narrow aisles between the tables. We have ten stools, all broken to various levels. At least once a day a student falls off or knocks over a wobbly stool--which is dangerous. Fortunately, no one has gotten seriously hurt...yet. We have one random kindergarten chair that causes the sitter to be too low to work comfortably. The larger chairs also cause problems with the older students because they can't fit between the tables easily. Stools take up less space and will make everyone safe and happy!

Chairs may sound like a silly issue, but they affect every aspect of my students' learning.

I have actually not done certain projects because it would be too cumbersome to rearrange the chairs in my room. Stools move easily and the stools provided on the school supply sites are heavy duty. The feet won't break off and there aren't screws on the top to fall out or get loose and poke students. Please, help my artists and provide them with safe, easily moved, comfortable stools!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Heavy-Duty Steel Stools Size: Standard, Seat Height: 18'', Back Option: Without Backrest • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $28.46 25 $711.50

Materials cost

$711.50

Vendor shipping charges

$78.26

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$830.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$146.55

Total project goal

$976.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$976.98

15 Donors

-$756.98

Donations toward project cost

-$643.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$113.55

match offer

-$220.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$187.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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16 donors16 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 450 students.

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