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Mrs. Booth from Palmer AK is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Mental Health and Wellness Space

My students need furniture, lights, an oil diffuser, and a lamp for a comfortable, safe place to calm and self-regulate to be able to return to class and learn.

  • $1,864 goal

This project expired on August 27, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a dynamic and diverse group of 6th, 7th and 8th graders in Palmer, Alaska.

We have great athletes, leaders and artists among our students.

We also have an increase in students who have experienced multiple traumas in their childhood that make it difficult to concentrate and succeed in the classroom and with their peers.

Research shows that a person's cumulative trauma events has a strong relationship to numerous health, social, and behavioral problems throughout their lifespan, including substance use disorders. These students are also at risk for failure and not graduating from high school, self harm and suicide.

My Project

The beautiful rug will provide warmth and a comfortable area on the floor to sit or stretch out. Research has shown that essential oils may affect a number of biological factors, including heart rate, stress levels, blood pressure, breathing, and immune function. The essential oil diffuser can also be both calming and stimulating for the students in the space.

The shelves will house supplies and resources for students to use to learn to calm down, focus and self-regulating techniques that could become life-long strategies.

The variety of lamps and lighting will provide a soft atmosphere for relaxing by avoiding the use of the florescent overhead lights.

Students will be able to use the end tables and coffee table for a variety of activities including writing, coloring, and using manipulates and de-stressing manipulates. The counter-height table and swivel chairs will give students an alternative seating choice to work and calm with the chair movement. The room divider will allow for some privacy for students in the space. The soothing percolating of the water fountain will be a great source of comfort and sense of inner peace.

Mrs. Booth
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 760 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safavieh Nantucket Collection NAN141A Handmade Abstract Chevron Pink and Multi Cotton Area Rug (9' x 12') • Amazon Business $301.42 1 $301.42
Rivet Industrial Counter-Height Table, 47.25" W, Walnut • Amazon Business $169.00 1 $169.00
HomCom Modern Adjustable Pub Swivel Barstool 2 pack - Rattan Wicker • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
Rustic Dark Brown Wood Louvered Panels Freestanding 3 Partition Folding Room Divider / Privacy Screen • Amazon Business $104.98 1 $104.98
HMVPL 3-Lights Vintage Glass Pendant Light with 16 Ft Plug-in Hanging Cord and 60 Yards Remote Control, Classic Rustic Chandelier Lighting Fixture for Entryways, Dining Room (Max 120W) • Amazon Business $96.98 1 $96.98
WE Furniture 41" Wood Media Cabinet - Driftwood • Amazon Business $86.98 1 $86.98
PHIVE LED Floor Lamp, Dimmable Standing Lamp with 360 Degree Rotatable Rings (3-level Brightness, Touch Control) LED Lamp for Living Room, Bedroom, Study • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Vintage Dark Brown Black Metal Frame Cocktail Coffee Table with Lower Shelf • Amazon Business $75.95 1 $75.95
Dark Taupe Finish Wood Wall Corner 5-Tier Bookshelf Bookcase • Amazon Business $69.50 1 $69.50
Lifewit 4 Tiers Ladder Bookcase, Leaning Bookshelf Display Wall Storage Shelves Unit Carbon Steel (Black+White) • Amazon Business $65.99 1 $65.99
Mohawk Ultra Premium 100% Recycled Felt Rug Pad, 9'x12', 1/4 Inch Thick, Safe for All Floors • Amazon Business $65.38 1 $65.38
Monarch Specialties I 2476, Accent Side Table, Dark Taupe Reclaimed-Look, 24H" • Amazon Business $62.99 1 $62.99
LED Floor Lamp with Fabric Shades, BI-LIGHT Contemporary Standing Modern Twisted Design Soft Light Floor Lamps for Living Room Bedroom Home Office, 52 Inch Tall, with 2 LED Bulbs • Amazon Business $56.99 1 $56.99
Convenience Concepts Tucson 3-Tier End Table • Amazon Business $51.79 1 $51.79
SereneLife 4-Tier Desktop Electric Water Fountain Decor w/ LED - Indoor Outdoor Portable Tabletop Decorative Zen Meditation Waterfall Kit Includes Submersible Pump & 12V Power Adapter • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Essential Oil Diffuser,XPLUS 300ml Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser Cool Mist Humidifier Aromatherapy Diffusers for Office Home Baby Bedroom Living Room Study Yoga Spa with 7 Color LED Lights Auto Shut-off • Amazon Business $26.49 1 $26.49
HAITRAL Crystal Table Lamp Decorative Room Reading Lamp for Bedroom, Living room Silver • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Lightingsky Ceiling Pendant DIY IQ Jigsaw Puzzle Lamp Shade Kit with 15 Feet Hanging Cord (White, XL-16 inch) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$1,508.35

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.63

3rd party payment processing fee

$22.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,583.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$279.46

Total project goal

$1,863.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,863.07

13 Donors

-$1,808.66

Donations toward project cost

-$1,541.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$267.55

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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