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  • $2,000 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Matchette
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

To Sit Or Not To Sit, That Is The Question

My students need 32 chairs, sketch books and watercolor pencils.

My Students

Squirmy? Wiggle worm? Could it be an uncomfortable tush? It's not a matter of sitting comfortably but rather of having uncomfortable chairs. My class has left over chairs from throughout the school. I hope for a set of new chairs and sketch books with pencils because my students will treasure both.

Always looking for the beauty in our world, drawing, doodling, designing, dictating and delivering captions to art; this describes my students' artistic approach in creativity.

Everyone says, "low income," or "severely low income," and this is true in today's society for many neighborhoods. Yes, my students live at the poverty level with 3 free school meals a day. We have Title 1 funds but funding doesn't provide furniture or art supplies. My students are eager, fun loving, challenged plus challenging, and survivors. It is not difficult for me to ask for student items because I know my students are appreciative and willing to share with others. When I told them I was submitting for new chairs, they excitedly began discussing which classroom would like to have our mismatches, if we get our new chair wish, because our chair collection is still better than the class they selected to surprise with this gift. These students care about others in the same breath as they care about themselves.

My Project

Chairs, tush tantalizing, will provide a comfortable, clean, carved free spot for my students to park themselves to discover, discuss, design, delegate, and deliver their best possible products. You say, "Chairs?" Yes, I never thought I would go outside my district for chairs but I have a totally random selection of chairs ranging from left-over Kindergarten size to adult size chairs for my 4th graders to sit upon throughout the day. These chairs will change my students' lives for the better because it will allow them to experience and appreciate good posture, a carry over into their future, and use good posture while at school. Students will be able to complete activities in comfort plus in a cleaner environment. Students will learn the value of taking care of new items, new is rarely seen. Students will use their sketch books and pencils to illustrate the unscathed seating environment and smiling student faces; yes, we will continue creative seating while drawing when applicable.

Children should not have to ask to sit on the floor because their seat is uncomfortable, the back of their legs hurt, the chair rocks, or that nuts and bolts pull hair when they turn during group discussion time.

Your donation will make a difference by providing a basic need, comfort. The broad impact of new chairs will enable students to concentrate on task areas rather than readjustment or avoidance areas. The sketch books and pencils are a luxury, like buying a piece of licorice as you leave.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ474FG - 15 1/2" Colors of Nature™ Chair • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 32 $1,183.68
Strathmore® 400 Series Sketchbook - 50, 9" x 12" Sheets, 60 lb. • Nasco $4.50 44 $198.00
Lyra® Rembrandt Aquarell Watercolor Pencils - 24-Color Set • Nasco $33.50 3 $100.50

Materials cost

$1,482.18

Vendor shipping charges

$29.85

State sales tax

$135.62

3rd party payment processing fee

$22.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,699.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$299.98

Total project goal

$1,999.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,999.86

5 Donors

-$500.00

Donations toward project cost

-$425.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$1,499.86

Match offers toward project cost

-$1,274.88

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$224.98

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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