Where can I get a classroom rug for free?

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  1. shoreline02

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    I have been asking my school for a big classroom rug for the past 2 years now... but still no rug.

    Ideas of where to get one for FREE?
     
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  3. ChildWhisperer

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    Donors choose
    Or ask a flooring company if they have old carpets or rugs you can have
     
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    Thanks! I just emailed a bunch of local places. *fingers crossed*
     
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    Check freecycle! I've gotten quite a few classroom supplies (although nothing as big as a rug!) One woman donated 10 tissue boxes when I said I was a teacher and needed supplies. I've also gotten a ton of pencils and binders. You can post a wanted ad and people might respond!
     
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    I've had luck posting in my local buy, sell, trade group. Lots of people seem to be willing to donate things to teachers!
     
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    Seconding Donor's Choose! I raised the money for a brand new 30-seater rug in about 3 days.
     
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    I want to know why you’re not getting your rug from admin! Does everyone else in your grade-level have one?

    I can’t stand when people don’t follow through. One thing I always do is keep my word. If I say I’m going to do something for someone (especially one of my teachers), I get it done ASAP.
     
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    I had been asking my admin for the past two years. Since I teach departmentalized science, reading classrooms always get priority. They usually say its not in the budget.

    Update! I was able to secure 20 carpet squares from a local flooring company so at least my students won't have to sit on the floor! We're going to write thank you letters next week.
     
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    Awesome!!! Hearing that has brightened my day!
     
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    YAY!!
     

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