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Ms. Knoeppel from Somerset NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tables & Chairs!

Help me give my students more comfortable and versatile seating in order to keep them engaged!

  • $1,574 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"My students are one of a kind."

Sure, you will hear that from any teacher, and every teacher believes it to be true.

The reason I believe my students are extraordinary is because some of them are students who do not come from the most supportive of homes or the greatest of backgrounds, while others have the opposite with great support and access to many materials.

Regardless of their homes, their past, or where they see their future going, these students are creative and inspiring to me as a teacher. These students try to work their hardest to make a better life for themselves in order to succeed in creating their own legacy. They look at their teachers to inspire them and encourage their hard work. They are students who I personally know have to go home to take care of younger siblings, go to work after school, or attend club meetings. Those who are trying to make a future in athletics are working all afternoon in order to achieve such an accomplishment.

I go to work every morning wanting to make my classroom a place where my students feel comfortable expressing themselves and learning!

My Project

Eighth graders are constantly growing! Some come into their 8th grade year 6 feet tall! Imagine being 6 feet and trying to fit into an old school desk that is attached to a chair. You can't move the chair back or forward and are constricted to one spot. You have no room for your legs, and this creates an aggravation that takes away from learning because you are uncomfortable.

Not only will these seats make my students more comfortable and ready for learning, but they will create the ability for us to have more room in our classroom for activities and different learning styles!

Ms. Knoeppel
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Folding Table, 72"L x 29"W, Platinum (79123) • Staples Advantage $99.99 7 $699.93
Staples Luxura Back Faux Leather and Luxura Office Chair, Black, 4/Pack (51504) • Staples Advantage $83.99 7 $587.93

Materials cost

$1,287.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,337.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$235.97

Total project goal

$1,573.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,573.15

19 Donors

-$969.82

Donations toward project cost

-$827.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$142.47

Matching donations from our partners

-$599.81

Match offers toward project cost

-$509.84

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.97

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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