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Mr. Rickard from Virginia Beach VA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Seven Dwarfs Need Baskets for Their Pickings!

Help me give my students fruit and veggie baskets and some milk crate storage bins.

  • $217 goal

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My Students

My students are all second and third graders in a neighborhood that struggles economically. About one hundred percent of our students qualify for free lunches and breakfast. That, however, does not diminish their excitement for learning, especially if you incorporate things they like doing.

They are smart and very capable students with a true love of learning through real experiences.

The economic challenges do, however, have an impact on what they have available to help them learn. These are changing times and we have to constantly look for ways to not only keep students engaged, but also build their skills to prepare for potential future careers. We know that the future will require critical thinking and problem-solving skills, but it also requires a stronger background and understanding of science and technology. My students love hands-on learning.

My Project

Our kids, staff and family need recyclable baskets for storing their fruit and veggie pickings when they pick from the garden. Right now they are washing out old pots from plants we bought at the garden centers.

We need to keep the pots to start plants in the green house early in the spring.

These recyclable baskets are just the right thing to put our picked tomatoes and peppers in when they are working in the garden. Its what the farmers markets use.

The milk crates will be used in the sheds and in the greenhouse for shelving to store things. The fact that they are open on all sides make them perfect for holding seed pots when we start planting in the green house. The will let the excess water drain away.

Mr. Rickard
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
[44 Pack] Quart Green Molded Pulp Fiber Berry Basket Produce Vented Container for Fruit and Vegetable, Farmer Market, Grocery Stores and Backyard Party • Amazon Business $17.95 3 $53.85
Muscle Rack MK131311-B2PK 11" x 13" x 13" Black Milk Crate (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $16.66 3 $49.98
[Pint Size] Green Molded Pulp Berry/Produce Vented Baskets, Fruit And Vegetable Containers, Great For Arts N Crafts. (40 Ct.) • Amazon Business $15.98 3 $47.94

Materials cost

$151.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$184.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.48

Total project goal

$216.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$216.53

7 Donors

-$179.29

Donations toward project cost

-$158.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.74

match offer

-$30.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$25.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.24

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$0.00

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