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Mr. G. from Brooklyn NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

iPod as a Prize for Investing Guru

My project needs one iPod.

  • $364 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I work in a high needs school. I am a special education math teacher and recently started and after school program dedicated to the stock market. My 8th graders are learning how the stock market works and each received a hypothetical 100 thousand dollars and they will invest that money over the course of the next six months. As a former stock broker I am helping them to find ways to search for companies and how to buy and sell stocks. The students are very excited and we read the paper every day in class and they are arguing which companies are the best to buy amongst themselves, this is a great improvement from their usual conversations. I took a poll of the students of what the grand prize should be, and the majority voted for an iPod. I am trying to get an iPod so they continue to work hard knowing that theres a prize in the end. These students are from very poor neighborhood and their families can barley afford to make ends meet, let alone buy a 250 dollar iPod for their children. This would be a very exciting prize for the winning student and you will help make a child whose never had much in their life to have something they would never have dreamed of possible for them to own. I know it sounds crazy but an iPod is like a Mercedes Benz to these students. I hope someone out there is able to help me and my students.

Mr. G.
Grades 6-8
  • IS 232 the Winthrop
  • Brooklyn, NY
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
APPLE 30 GB IPOD VIDEO BLACK -- Apple iPod 30GB; Black • Quill Corporation $249.98 1 $249.98

Materials cost

$249.98

Vendor shipping charges

$25.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$298.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.41

Total project goal

$363.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$363.41

4 Donors

-$343.53

Donations toward project cost

-$298.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.53

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.88

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$0.00

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