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Mrs. Flowers from Cleveland OH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

TAKE TWO: Keeping Cool So We Can Soar!

Help me give my students an air conditioner to provide cool, comfortable learning environment in our over 100 year old building that does not have air conditioning.

  • $495 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our hardworking students attend the only free public Montessori school in our inner-city school district. All students receive free breakfast and lunch. The majority are reading one to two grade levels below.

Our students are working diligently to become academically successful!

They have embraced the Montessori philosophy and are eager to learn. Many have experienced trauma or come from unstable homes. Our school is their stability and provides academic and emotional support. In order to close the achievement gap, our students need a comfortable classroom environment.

My Project

We were so fortunate to have our project "Keep Cool So We Can Soar!" funded and received one air conditioner our the classroom. Due to the poor insulation and old windows in our over one hundred year old building, a second air conditioner will be needed to cool the classroom. This second air conditioner will ensure that on days when the temperatures rise, students will remain cool. Many students have become ill and our computers fail to operate due to excessive heat.

Indoor temperatures in our classroom often exceed 90 degrees.

Students have great difficulty focusing when they are working in a classroom that is excessively hot.

We start school the second week of August. The heat is often unbearable through October and rises again toward the end of the year. This air conditioner will have a tremendous impact on our students' academic success. Students will be able to concentrate on learning in a pleasant, cool environment.

Mrs. Flowers
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BLACK + DECKER 14000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Unit + 11000 BTU Heater, Remote, LED Display, Window Vent Kit, 4 Caster Wheels, White • Amazon Business $384.23 1 $384.23

Materials cost

$384.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$419.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.12

Total project goal

$494.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$494.11

1 Donor

-$494.11

Donations toward project cost

-$419.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.12

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$0.00

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