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Mr. Gutt from Paterson NJ is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Tree Gives its Apples to Nourish Us!

My students need an apple workstation to store data and classwork as a root system from which to grow. The Apple MacBook Prois virus-free, has a 128 solid state drive, perfect!

  • $1,815 goal

This project expired on January 28, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are hungry to produce and save their writings and digital creations. I teach one course in which freshmen trace their own origin stories in this poverty-stricken, urban area. They analogize with the need to create a root system to make their mark, find a foundation, and bear fruit!

The students in my classroom, (and their families) have taken great care in selecting a school which can offer their children a chance to mature and flourish.

We are a stringently focused school which encourages exploration in math and science as well as the necessity to publish findings and insights. This urban landscape offers little for the children free of struggle. Our district is marked by one of our state's poorest areas. Our children have minds filled with wonder, hope, and imagination- yet, have to work twice as hard to achieve the same opportunities found in suburban schools. Are my students bitter? NO! They relish in the fact that their lives are more dynamic and filled with talents and dreams begun beyond their years! Help us help them publish and bear the fruit of their knowledge!

My Project

This addition of an Apple MacBook Pro to our classroom will allow students in my care to realize that first, their writing is worthy of publishing, secondly, that every thought journey that culminates in writing is part of what develops and clarifies them as a character in their own community. I impress upon them the need to emerge and produce strong bold statements about the world around them. I continually remind them that "they matter!" I also remind them that writing is a singular session journey. a solid piece of writing is usually marked by revision after revision. Save your work and come back until it is polished to perfection.

This project makes a difference in this simple fact- Students today, especially my juniors, are about to step out into a world in which they need to feel competitive and respected.

Here in our urban school, we are stricken with inability to keep up with the advantages of our suburban competition. The students cannot afford the technology, nor can I. Schools throughout the country are faced with budget cuts and shortfalls especially when it comes to our children.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 68 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - MacBook Pro with Retina display (Latest Model) - 13.3'Display - 8GB Memory - 128GB Flash Storage - Silver • Best Buy Education $1,199.99 1 $1,199.99
Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 - box pack • Best Buy Education $219.99 1 $219.99
Apple video adapter • Best Buy Education $69.99 1 $69.99

Materials cost

$1,489.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$22.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,542.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$272.17

Total project goal

$1,814.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,814.49

3 Donors

-$1,814.49

Donations toward project cost

-$1,542.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$272.17

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$0.00

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