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Ms. Hayes Miller from Atlanta GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Wash & Dry

Help me give my students and parents an Insignia washing machine and dryer to not only teach practical life skills to students, but to engage parents in a personal manner.

  • $578 goal

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My Students

Disabled simply means differently-abled. My scholars are reluctant writers. Their disabilities impact vocabulary, spelling, or even processing. However, they are often adept at saying exactly what is on their mind. By the end of the year, they will use their differences to become authors.

Have you ever known someone who had most of the answers but was not the best test-takers?

Perhaps this acquaintance knew enough trivia or pop-culture to win a game-show but could not write a coherent sentence. These are some of the traits belonging to the scholars I serve. Many of my students are highly verbal but cannot put their thoughts on paper. Others have difficulty articulating their thoughts orally and through writing. Each scholar may have unique needs, but they share a common goal which is to improve how they express themselves through language. My scholars are kindergarten though second grade students who have all been identified with a disability.

My Project

My school strives “ to become a high-achieving and supportive community of college and career ready scholars, inspired educators, and highly engaged parents and community members.” For many students, learning career and life skills can lead to fulfilling lives. The students I serve are just as motivated as their peers, even though they have differing abilities. Although college may not be in their future, gainful employment and independent living are fully within their grasp. They simply need to be taught the skills that will help them be successful.

The washing machine and dryer that are being requested will assist our scholars in many ways.

The immediate benefit of a washer and dryer is of course having access to clean clothes, which can be an issue for some of our scholars. Having consistent and free access will help a child to feel better about themselves and lessen the stigma that may be associated with soiled clothing. All of my students, need to prepare for independent living. It may be one of the most banal chores, but knowing how to sort, wash, and fold clothes is a hallmark of adult living. The washer and dryer will allow students to practice this practical life skill in a setting that is their second home. Yet, in addition to the benefits for the students, there is another reason for this request.

According to our vision statement, we want families to engage. Despite our best efforts, families are not always as connected as we would like them to be. The addition of the washing machine and dryer could drastically alter this area. When caregivers are washing clothes on campus, this actually provides our staff greater access to the caregivers! We can engage in conversation during the wash time; hold conferences; and even provide parenting workshops!

Ms. Hayes Miller
Grades 3-5
  • Towns Elementary School
  • Atlanta, GA
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 300 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Insignia NS-FDRE67WH8A dryer - front loading - freestanding - white • Best Buy Education $273.34 1 $273.34
Insignia NS-TWM41WH8A washing machine - top loading - portable - white • Best Buy Education $151.57 1 $151.57

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