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Ms. Alvarado from Washington DC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sturdy Desks for Comfortable Learning

Help me give my students student tables that create a safe and comfortable classroom

  • $3,307 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are some of the most resilient people I have ever met. Many of them have fled their home country because of violence, political corruption, and poverty. All my students are English language learners and some have experienced interrupted education. However, they do not let their current or past struggles get in the way of pursuing a better future for themselves and their families. My students invest time in their education. They stay after school, on Saturdays, and even come in the summer just so they can catch up to the rest of their peers.

The adversity my students face is not that of a typical teenager, especially in the current political climate.

Their passion and perseverance is truly inspiring.

My Project

After a year and a half of learning, my students are coming back to the classroom, and they deserve to be safe and comfortable. Our classroom furniture is over 15 years old. The desks are not safely supported by their frames anymore. They wiggle and bend whenever we move them and some are just barely balancing for survival. In addition, the siding of the desks have been falling apart and creating edges that cause splinters.

To ensure that our classroom environment is conducive to learning and a safe environment, I am requesting help with purchasing new desks to replace our extremely worn out furniture.

I know this is a big ask, but this is a necessity for my students. I hope after all the uncertainty of he past year and a half, we are able to bring back stability into their lives by showing them they deserve comfort.

Ms. Alvarado
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 60 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CID:328073544::DESK - CLASSROOM SELECT ADVOCATE SERIES PEDESTAL LEG TWO STUDENT DESK - 24X60 LAMINATE TOP WITH T-MOLD EDGE - 24 - 34 IN ADJ HEIGHT - WITHOUT BOOK BOX - TITANIUM FRAME - SPECIFY TOP COLOR - SPECIFY EDGE COLOR • School Specialty $197.21 12 $2,366.52

Materials cost

$2,366.52

Vendor shipping charges

$236.65

Sales tax

$141.99

3rd party payment processing fee

$35.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,810.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$496.00

Total project goal

$3,306.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$3,306.66

3 Donors

-$1,988.77

Donations toward project cost

-$1,973.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$984.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$836.89

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$147.69

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$333.31

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$0.00

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