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Ms. McPherson from Durham NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Stand Up Desks for Better Learning!

Help me give my students three stand up desks to help them focus on their work!

  • $344 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a great group of teenagers who are eager to learn about the subjects we teach. They are great at helping each other out, and I am inspired by seeing them overcome obstacles to their learning on a daily basis.

Despite having a variety of disabilities and coming from impoverished backgrounds, they work very hard, every day to improve their social and academic skills.

I want to work through DonorsChoose.org to improve the learning environment in my class and provide my students with more options on how to access the core subjects that I teach.

I work with three wonderful teaching assistants, and we have already created a great environment in which our kids feel welcome and safe. We just need some assistance to make it even better!

My Project

Many of my students have difficulty focusing during class. I would like to try stand-up desks to give them a different option than sitting down while doing their individual work. Not only is standing better for their physical health, but it also helps them focus on their work. The stand-up desks I want to get for them offer the option of doing paper/pencil work and can also be used with our laptops as well. I'm hoping that by getting these stand-up desks, students will have options to help them increase their focus when completing work necessary to improve their levels in reading and math.

Ms. McPherson
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SDADI Adjustable Height Standing Desk with Swinging Footrest Optional for Standing and Seating 2 Modes, Dark Grain • Amazon Business $79.99 3 $239.97

Materials cost

$239.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.72

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$292.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.58

Total project goal

$343.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$343.87

2 Donors

-$230.00

Donations toward project cost

-$195.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.50

match offer

-$113.86

Match offer toward project cost

-$96.78

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.08

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$0.00

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