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 »
Menu
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.

 

Ms. Silva from Staten Island NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Furniture Hurts and Our Rug is Too Small

The cost of 30 stacking chairs from Quill Corporation is $1773, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,803 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

It saddens me to see that my first graders are very uncomfortable in their classroom furniture. We first had small tables, with no place for books and supplies. We were promised furniture, which made us very happy. Then we became very disappointed when the furniture came. The hand me down desks, are open on all sides. We have cardboard boxes holding in our books. This does not work for us because things still fall out, all day long. Then the chairs are very old. The little girls with long hair continue to get their hair stuck in loose screws, that cannot be tightened. I put tape on the screws and on the dry splintered wooden chairs. This prevents the chairs from tangling long hair and giving the children splinters.The furniture is so mixed matched that some chairs are too big and some too small, not fitting under the desk the way it should. The children complain everyday. When incidents occur, it makes learning more difficult. They should really be more comfortable for learning. First grade is a very memorable time for learners. The children do many activities at their desks. They read books, discuss their stories, then write about each one. Illustrations are also made at their tables. When work is completed, we come together at our meeting area. We discuss our responses, share our writing and many new ideas. In September, I purchased two rugs, for our reading and meeting area. They are too small for our group of 26 children. We need a more comfortable rug for reading time and our class meetings. Expenses are beyond what I can afford for my eager learners. Please help these little ones light up to know that you care about them, while they learn.

Ms. Silva
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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. Silva is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STACK CHAIR, PLASTIC -- Virco 12" Stack Chair for Pre-K; Navy • Quill Corporation $43.19 30 $1,295.70

Materials cost

$1,295.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$1,478.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$324.45

Total project goal

$1,802.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,802.50

3 Donors

-$1,666.76

Donations toward project cost

-$1,479.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$187.76

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$136.90

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[24139],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":35477,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/our-furniture-hurts-and-our-rug-is-too-s/35477/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Silva","authorIds":{"24139":{"owner":"Ms. Silva","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[35477],"proposalHash":"-311417027","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-5_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":61974,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":24139,"schoolCounty":"Richmond (Staten Island)","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}