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Mrs. R. from Bronx NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Computer To Bring The World Into Our Classroom!

The cost of one Compaq desktop computer is $779, 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>.

  • $779 goal

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I work within a school where most of the kids have not seen the outside of their community. When I teach a social studies unit on China it is not real to them. My students which are mostly African-American and Latino really don't understand that life does and can get better. I try my best to show these students mostly living in poverty that there is hope and it is not always what it looks like. But let's face it they are only 8 and 9 years old and they are more of a believer when they can see something in front of their face. Most of my students live in single parent homes where there is not enough money to buy a computer and the only real time they get is 1 period a week. That 1 period is not enough especially when all they do is play Clifford games the whole time. I want my students to experience what the joy and knowledge of the Internet. There are some lessons I have seen on the web that would be so much better if I had a computer to show them on. I would appreciate 2 computers for my class, but if all I can get is one that would be much better than none. All I want is to bring the world to my classroom. It would open the eyes of my students to appreciate the things that they don't see but know exist.

Mrs. R.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Compaq Presario SR1630NX Desktop Computer With AMD Athlon(TM) 64 Processor 3500 With Enhanced Virus Protection • Office Depot Inc. $579.99 1 $579.99

Materials cost

$579.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$638.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$140.05

Total project goal

$778.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$778.05

1 Donor

-$672.00

Donations toward project cost

-$672.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$147.51

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$0.00

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