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 »
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.

 

Mrs. S. from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Living Window

The cost of a 29 gallon aquarium, fulters, and hood from Carolina Biological Supply, and an aquarium heater from Sargent Welch is $267, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $267 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

In the big city, bringing nature to my students is very important. I believe a fish tank in the classroom can teach many things to students, such as an appreciation of beauty in nature, the responsibility of taking care of something smaller than yourself and also the fragility of life. These third graders live in the South side of Chicago, where poverty, crime and decay surround them. I believe that a fish tank can give them a daily reminder of the beauty of nature, lazily swimming around, bringing enjoyment and wonderment to my students. I would truly like to upgrade the fish tank and accessories I now have. With a 30 gallon or larger tank, with a heater, light and bubbler I can bring in more fish or have my kids help pick them out, and display them better to add to the enjoyment and educational benefits.

Mrs. S.
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

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 45 students.

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 Mrs. S. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ALL GLASS AQUARIUM 29 GAL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $74.00 1 $74.00
WOODTONE AQUARIUM HOOD • Carolina Biological Supply Company $53.95 1 $53.95
AQUARIUM FILTERS 10-30GAL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $31.00 1 $31.00
AQUARIUM HEATER F/30GAL - 150W • Sargent Welch $19.65 1 $19.65

Materials cost

$178.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$218.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.93

Total project goal

$266.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$266.26

4 Donors

-$255.58

Donations toward project cost

-$219.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.49

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":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[16841],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":20442,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/the-living-window/20442/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":45,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. S.","authorIds":{"16841":{"owner":"Mrs. S.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[20442],"proposalHash":"-406448220","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-1_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":22,"teacherChallengeId":125735,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":16841,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}