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Ms. Dessi from Norfolk VA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Washer & Dryer for Special Needs Class!

Help me give my students a washer and dryer in order to have clean clothes and real life independent living skills instruction!

  • $1,240 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class serves students with severe intellectual disabilities, which means they function many years behind their peers. They are nonverbal, communicating through the use of communication devices, gestures, and even facial expressions. Most are in wheelchairs and require lifting and frequent repositioning.

All are fully dependent on adults for all hygiene, feeding, and mobility needs.

They are sweet children who do the best they can. We give them intensive support and enthusiastic encouragement, and celebrate each and every small milestone they reach!

My Project

Laundry needs are a must! Our old machines stopped working last year, and we are looking for funding to replace them. Due to physical needs, our students often need a change of clothes during the school day. The washer & dryer is used about once a day. The students have many hygiene needs, including bibs, blankets, washcloths, and towels. In addition, students practice laundry skills such as transferring clothes between machines, sorting, and folding, when provided adult assistance.

Students learn skills as well as feeling clean and ready for the day!

These machines are the best choices because their simplicity allows the students to participate in helping out with laundry!

Ms. Dessi
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung - 4.5 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle Top-Loading Washer - White • Best Buy Education $527.77 1 $527.77
Samsung - 7.2 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle Electric Dryer - White • Best Buy Education $480.46 1 $480.46

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