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Ms. Payne from Minneapolis MN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sturdy Shelves for Striving Students

Help me give my students sturdy classroom bookshelves to hold our classroom books and daily supplies in an organized way that keeps students safe.

  • $822 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in North Minneapolis. This part of the city has faced unique challenges and hardships due to poverty and crime present in the community. However, my students are positive, determined, hard working learners. They, along with their families, are courageous overcomers.

Our student population is predominately African American with 92% of the students receiving free or reduced price lunch.

My students are a tight knit community of learners. They are smart, capable, loving students. These children deserve every opportunity and classroom enrichment experience.

My Project

My students are very responsible and respectful in class. I enjoy giving them control and allowing them to utilize the classroom space for themselves on a daily basis. They take great pride in our room and do a wonderful job at keeping our classroom environment well kept, clean, and in great condition. However, the bookshelves that I have purchased for my classroom with my personal funds are cheaply assembled, wobbly, and warped. They sometimes tip and bump a student and books oftentimes fall off of them because they are misshapen from daily use. We would love to have sturdy and dependable shelves that will withstand the test of time and be safe for my learners. I cannot afford to purchase well made classroom furniture for my students as it comes at a higher cost, which is where you come in! We would love to have two brand new well-made bookshelves to store our classroom books and supplies in. We will use these shelves multiple times throughout the school day and across content areas. It is my belief my students deserve quality classroom furniture that will keep them safe.

Ms. Payne
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ347 - Classic Birch Store Anything Medium Classroom Shelves • Lakeshore Learning Materials $329.00 2 $658.00

Materials cost

$658.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$697.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$123.15

Total project goal

$821.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$821.02

4 Donors

-$821.02

Donations toward project cost

-$697.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$123.15

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$0.00

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