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.

 

Mr. de la Torre from South Gate CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Save Our Knees, Please

My students need soft seats to save their delicate knees!

  • $191 goal

This project expired on June 25, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

All of my students love playing at the sand box but it's hard on their knees.

My students are inquisitive and fun-loving four year-olds who love to play at the sandbox.

As all early childhood educators know, sand play is developmentally important for preschoolers. However, because it is so low, they must kneel around it on the hard asphalt which can be very cold on cold days or extremely hot on sunny days!

My Project

The Lakeshore Inside-Outside mats will provide comfort for my students' knees as they enjoy their playtime around the outdoor sandbox! This will also ensure that they do not damage their knees or their clothing, which I'm sure their parents will appreciate as well!

Please consider donating to my project, because it is not my students' fault that our shrinking budget cannot provide for this essential piece of equipment to allow them to focus on the learning and not the pain on their little knees.

Mr. de la Torre
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

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 32 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 Mr. de la Torre is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH284X - Indoor-Outdoor Soft Seats - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 2 $99.90
WF8 - Colors Beanbag Set • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95

Materials cost

$114.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.51

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$162.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.60

Total project goal

$190.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$190.68

2 Donors

-$46.01

Donations toward project cost

-$45.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.15

Matching donations from our partners

-$136.73

Match offers toward project cost

-$116.22

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.94

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":"South Gate","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[600304],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":735185,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/save-our-knees-please/735185/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":32,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. de la Torre","authorIds":{"600304":{"owner":"Mr. de la Torre","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[735185],"proposalHash":"1364650453","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-3_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":60173,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTM4NjA5NA==","NjAwMzA0","MTQxNzY5MQ==","MTE2Njg0Nw=="],"teacherId":600304,"schoolCounty":"Los Angeles","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}