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.

 
  • $795 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Luster
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Putting the Cool in School

My students need air conditioners to cool our room so we can focus on learning.

My Students

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire," William Butler Yeats I believe that inspiration and imagination are the key to unlocking life long learning. I design my curriculum and assignments to support my students' passion as well as their skills.

My school is an urban school with a strong International Baccalaureate program.

Most of the students we serve qualify for free or reduced lunch, but they achieve on an advanced level. Our school has a strong emphasis on multiculturalism and valuing all voices and contributions. Our students study many languages, as well as the humanities and sciences. The school has a long standing culture of pride and tradition, but a lack of resources provided by the school district. We also live and learn in a centuries-old building that is unbearable with any change in temperature. Our students are strong and proud, and many travel to us from the worst neighborhoods in a dangerous city. School is their safe haven and their respite, despite often poor conditions.

My Project

My school has no air conditioning, and, quite simply, my students need to be comfortable. We need room air conditioners to cool our room and make it livable. On some days, temperatures in my room have risen to the triple digits. I must keep windows open over a noisy courtyard where other students are eating lunch. The heat and the noise cause conditions that are difficult for students to stay focused, and this creates an environment that is less than optimal for them to learn. Many students fall asleep or become distracted, and it makes my classroom a generally unpleasant place to be at times. I want my classroom to be a place students look forward to going for reasons additional to the learning that takes place there.

I can think of no other change that will impact my students' classroom lives in a greater way.

If they were physically comfortable in my room, I think the achievement and culture of the class would improve. My students could focus and sustain learning, in addition to being able to hear their classmates and myself more clearly.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Frigidaire FRA126CT1 12-000 Btu Window Air Conditioner W / Temp Remote • Amazon $299.99 2 $599.98

Materials cost

$599.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$674.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$119.11

Total project goal

$794.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$794.09

5 Donors

-$764.68

Donations toward project cost

-$653.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$110.95

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 145 students.

Project Activity

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
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Baltimore","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[431011],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MD","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1317471,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/putting-the-cool-in-school/1317471/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":145,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Luster","authorIds":{"431011":{"owner":"Ms. Luster","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1317471],"proposalHash":"-1355813278","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-1_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":40906,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTU1NTYy","MjQ5MDYyMg==","NjI1Mw==","MjQ5MjA1NQ==","MjQ5MzA2MA==","MjE3MjE2Nw=="],"teacherId":431011,"schoolCounty":"Baltimore City","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MD","name":"Maryland"}}