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 »
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.

  • $1,009 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Holmes
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 11 donors
  • $0 still needed

Taking Our Lessons Outdoors!

My students need 2 tables.

My Students

Do you remember being stuck inside a classroom and looking out of the window on a nice sunny day? It can pretty distracting, especially to five and six year olds! Help us take our learning beyond the classroom with outdoor picnic tables!

My Kindergarten students are bright, enthusiastic, and excited to learn!

We have a class of 28 students and there is always lots to do every day. We have a very diverse classroom, socio-economically, and many of our children come from low-income households.

My Project

Our classroom has large windows and a back door that leads out to a grassy, enclosed courtyard. I have always wanted to teach the students outdoors on nice days, but our learning has been restricted to working on blankets. Blankets are great for story time and independent reading, but the picnic tables we are requesting would allow for a much needed work surface area. Students would be able to write, paint, and use manipulatives outdoors. With your help, we can do a whole lesson outside, or students could work in centers rotating between activities!

Your donation would make a huge impact on our Kindergarten students!

And because the picnic tables would be a permanent fixture outside of our classroom, your gift would keep on giving year after year! We also plan on sharing our new resources with our neighboring Kindergarten classroom - meaning a total of 56 students each year would be able to benefit from your gift!

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TABLE OUTDOOR 6' HEAVY DUTY PRESSURE TREATED • Abilitations, Inc. $370.97 2 $741.94

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


10 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 56 students.

Project Activity

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
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[321735],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":966563,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":56,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Holmes","authorIds":{"321735":{"owner":"Mrs. Holmes","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[966563],"proposalHash":"-1749841046","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":194807,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTc0NTU=","MTc3ODE2OA==","MTc3OTA3Mw==","MTY0MjQ0Mg==","MTc3ODAzNA==","MTQxNDY4Mg==","MTQ4NTkyOA==","MTc4MDg0MA==","MTc4MjM4Mw==","MTc3ODEyNw==","MTc4MTA3NA=="],"teacherId":321735,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}