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Mrs. D. from Saint Louis MO is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Seating Moves Into the 21st Century!

My students need safe, comfortable stools to sit on. Many of the 20-year-old stools in our room are falling apart and have always been too tall for my kindergarten and first-grade students.

  • $1,880 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a 100% Title I school where all students receive free breakfast and lunch. Even given the disadvantages and challenges my students face daily, most come to school excited and ready to learn!

Most students want to be in school because of their desire to learn all they can so they can be successful one day.

However, we also have a concerning amount of students with anger issues and mental health challenges due to living in high stress situations. At our school we strive to create a safe, inviting learning environment where we can teach our students the skills they will need to grow and learn academically, socially, and emotionally.

My Project

Students that are comfortable and able to move easily are better able to focus and learn. New shorter, lighter stools will be safer for students ages 5 up to 12 and easier to move out and put away without tipping over.

The seating in our art room has not been replaced since the room was added as an addition to the school over 20 years ago.

The seating was chosen for us and has always been too tall, as well as heavy and unbalanced, causing loud stools falling over. Most are broken, chipped, or missing, and we play move the seats with each new class that enters.

Wobble stools and the soft backed stool will allow for students who need to move to do so safely, without disrupting instruction by leaning back on two legs, which I have to stop and address out of safety concerns. We will also be able to lower the tables, which are also becoming a bit wiggly, especially since they have to be at the highest setting. Hopefully lowering them will make them tighten up.

Mrs. D.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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17 donors17 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 320 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STOOL STEEL FIXED HEIGHT 18H • School Specialty $24.47 28 $685.16
STOOL - CS NEOROK - STOOL HEIGHT 20 - RUBBER BASE - SPECIFY FRAME / SEAT COLOR • School Specialty $77.67 4 $310.68
STOOL - CS NEOROK - STOOL HEIGHT 18 - RUBBER BASE - SPECIFY FRAME / SEAT COLOR • School Specialty $73.47 4 $293.88
Flash Furniture Blue Plastic Stackable School Chair with 15.5'' Seat Height, 5/Box (1YUYCX005BLUE) • Staples Advantage $33.79 2 $67.58
STOOL METAL NPS 6400 SERIES ADJ-HEIGHT W/PADDED SEAT AND BACKREST 25-33H • School Specialty $54.57 1 $54.57
NICKEL (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 4 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS NEOCLASS/NEOMOVE SHELL COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 4 $0.00
NICKEL (PP) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 4 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS NEOCLASS/NEOMOVE SHELL COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 4 $0.00

Materials cost

$1,411.87

Vendor shipping charges

$134.43

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$21.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,597.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$281.91

Total project goal

$1,879.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,879.39

14 Donors

-$1,434.99

Donations toward project cost

-$1,257.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$177.51

match offer

-$400.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$340.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.40

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$0.00

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