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Ms. Costello Duignan from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Vroooom Vroooom

Help me give my students a vacuum so they will have clean rugs to sit and do their work on.

  • $221 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 5th grade students living in Back of the Yards in Chicago don't need more opportunities to feel comfortable. Our students are resilient despite facing so many stressors outside of school including poverty, homelessness and gang violence. They come to school every day eager to learn. They are not given a choice when it comes to being exposed to extreme violence.

My goal is to succeed in creating a student-centered classroom where these kids have the opportunity to feel proud, safe and comfortable for as many hours of their day as possible.

All children deserve to feel nurtured, supported.

My Project

Our carpets are getting very dirty with papers and crumbs. We try to sweep them, but that doesn't always do the trick. The students spend a lot of their day on the carpets and we would like to be able to vacuum them. They are very good about taking pride in their classroom and I know they would love to clean them. Having them clean will help make them feel more comfortable and taken care of. This will make it easier for them to learn. The carpets will last much longer if we are able to care for them properly.

Ms. Costello Duignan
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright Vacuum Cleaner, Plum (HV301PL) • Quill.com $155.29 1 $155.29

Materials cost

$155.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$187.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.11

Total project goal

$220.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$220.73

1 Donor

-$110.36

Donations toward project cost

-$93.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.55

match offer

-$110.36

Match offer toward project cost

-$93.81

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.55

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$0.00

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