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Mrs. Reynolds from Keaau HI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sweating in Paradise

Help me give my students a cool place to learn with an air conditioner!

  • $403 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Awesome Island Students

Our school is filled with aloha.

We are lucky to live in a beautiful, tropical climate surrounded by mountains, rain forests, and the ocean.

The cultural diversity of my students makes for a wonderful blend of language, traditions, and culture. While walking around the campus, you can hear students playing ukuleles and singing.

We live in a rural area of the Big Island. Students help their families put food on the table through farming and fishing. 97% of my students live below the poverty line.

My goal is to create a stress free learning environment, where they can grow and flourish!

My Project

Paradise is amazing but not so amazing when there are no tropical breezes, humidity is high, and it is 91 degrees in the classroom. I watch my students suffering in the heat and see their learning, engagement, and productivity plummet.

An air conditioner will help my students focus on their learning, and not focus on the heat.

I can really see a difference between my classes based on the time of day. During my morning classes, when it is still cool, my students are engaged, smiling, and productive, but by mid-morning there is a serious decline in their participation and focus.

Mahalo for your time!

Mrs. Reynolds
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SPT WA-1222S 12,000BTU Window Air Conditioner - Energy Star • Amazon Business $294.99 1 $294.99

Materials cost

$294.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.98

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$342.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.42

Total project goal

$402.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$402.81

1 Donor

-$376.89

Donations toward project cost

-$342.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.92

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$0.00

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