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Ms. D'Amato from Brooklyn NY is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Welcome to the jungle

The cost of a Rain Forest Carpet is $613, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $613 goal

This project expired on November 30, 2005.

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I am a 2nd year teaching fellow, and I teach 2nd grade in East New York. All of my students receive free school lunch. As a NYC public school teacher I am required to have a carpet in my classroom. I had no problem with this when I began teaching. I even brought an old vacuum into school so that I could keep the carpet clean, since custodians do not clean classroom carpets. I ran into a problem with the carpet late last year, when a new student was transferred into my class. This student was a troubled young boy, and would often have bathroom accidents on the carpet. I reported these accidents to the custodians, who would then come to the room, but I saw no evidence of proper cleaning, such as shampooing the carpet, etc. I feel terribly about having this year's students sit on this carpet, but I am left with no choice, as I will face consequences for not following the literacy prototype. Also, the kids really do enjoy reading on the carpet. I would like to provide my students with a new carpet for the classroom, one that goes with the overall rainforest/jungle theme of our classroom. I am concerned for my students' overall well-being, and I would like for them to be able to learn in a safe, clean, and pleasant environment.

Ms. D'Amato
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carpets For Kids Rain Forest Rug 8' 4" by 11' 8" • SchoolOutfitters.com $429.95 1 $429.95

Materials cost

$429.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$502.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$110.25

Total project goal

$612.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$612.50

1 Donor

-$577.59

Donations toward project cost

-$503.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.82

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$0.00

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