You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Chisholm from Springfield MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Swinging Into Learning With a New Desk

My students need a standing desk and chair to offer more flexible seating in my classroom.

  • $510 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a diverse International Baccalaureate school. We have students from all nationalities and various abilities. Every day, my students encounter someone who is different from them, whether it is a different language, race, or learning style.

Every day my 27 students come into the room hungry.

They are hungry for learning and for food. My students all come from low-income families who are unable to afford much for their children. All our students receive free breakfast and lunch every day. Several of the students come on the first day without a backpack. Others come to school in the middle of winter with no coat.

My Project

My students spend about 7 hours a day in the same classroom. The few times the students get to leave the classroom are to go to recess and to get lunch. We actually eat in our classroom due to the lack of a cafeteria in our school. I try to give my students the opportunity to move about in the room by offering bean bag chairs, a large carpet, and Hokki stools.

This desk will allow my students the chance to move while learning.

This desk has a bar that the students can swing back and forth with their leg. The students also have the option to stand while they are solving math problems, reading a book, or working on a science experiment.

Ms. Chisholm
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Chisholm is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DESK OPEN FRONT ALPHABETTER DESK 20X28 CENTURIA GRAY PHENOLIC TOP NO BOOK BOX • School Specialty $251.97 1 $251.97
STOOL - CS CONTEMPORARY SWIVEL - SOFT PLASTIC SHELL 18 A+ - CHROME FRAME - 23.5-32.5 ADJ HEIGHT - SPECIFY SHELL COLOR - NYLON GLIDES • School Specialty $109.87 1 $109.87
OPTION CLASS - CS CONTEMPORARY SWIVEL STOOL SHELL COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
BLACK (PP1) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$361.84

Vendor shipping charges

$36.18

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$433.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.49

Total project goal

$509.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$509.94

1 Donor

-$509.94

Donations toward project cost

-$433.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.49

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Springfield","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3216587],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3563783,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":1,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/swinging-into-learning-with-a-new-desk/3563783/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Chisholm","authorIds":{"3216587":{"owner":"Ms. Chisholm","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3563783],"proposalHash":"337256517","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3216587_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1515079521645","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20669131,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":169,"proposalURL":"project/handwritten-notes-for-everyone/5440402/","proposalTitle":"Handwritten Notes for Everyone!","proposalId":5440402},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjA4MTg0Ng=="],"teacherId":3216587,"schoolCounty":"Hampden","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MA","name":"Massachusetts"}}