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Mrs. Gilmore from Rome NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Seating That Feels Good Will Keep Kids Focused!

Help me give my students these hammock swing seating options to enable them to be comfortable while engaging in learning.

  • $222 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am an Occupational Therapist and teach children with disabilities in a public elementary school. We need flexible seating options for all students! My students range from mild to more significant disabilities including but not limited to autism, ADHD, speech/language impaired, cerebral palsy, global developmental delays. The majority of students are living in poverty and come to school with all different levels of needs and skills.

Often teachers come to me and ask for ideas and options to help their students attend and focus more in the classroom.

They will frequently bring students in to use therapy equipment to give them a movement or much needed sensory break from the classroom. I have found a solution that I think would be perfect to have in every classroom. I would love to have some options available in therapy room for students to try and see the positive impact it has on student calming, focusing and engagement.

My Project

Most of my students have some type of learning or physical disability that makes sitting in traditional chairs akin to torture! In therapy, they always ask to go on one of my swings. You can see the stress melt away when they are able to use them. As a result, they are more talkative, happy and engaged with therapy sessions and with other students and adults.

Often teachers will ask to bring a student down to therapy to try these out on a particular student.

If you choose to support this project, there will be an assortment of swings for teachers to utilize and try with all students. It is my hope that teachers will see the positive benefits these have on students and will ultimately choose to have at least one in each of their classrooms. Thank you for your consideration.

Mrs. Gilmore
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Caribbean Hammocks Chair with Footrest - 40 inch - Soft-spun Polyester - (Tan) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Kids Pod Swing Seat Hammock Sensory Swing w/ Swivel Hook (Green) • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Hammock Swing Chair for 2-16 Years Old Kids,Handmade Knitted Macrame Hanging Swing Chair for Indoor,Bedroom,Yard,Garden- 230 Pound Capacity • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
Hanging Chair/Hammock Chair Swivel Hook Snap - 500 LB Capacity - Outdoor/Indoor (500 LB WEIGHT LIMIT) By Impresa • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$155.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$188.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.22

Total project goal

$221.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$221.48

1 Donor

-$221.48

Donations toward project cost

-$188.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.22

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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