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Mr. Maguire from Boston MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

AC Attachments

Help me give my students an exhaust hose so that we can use our portable air conditioning unit.

  • $254 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our high school is what most places call a "magnet school." Students come from all over the city to take a test in order to attend. Our high school is arguably the most racially diverse with about one-fourth of our students being African-American, Asian, Latino, and white.

More than 50% of our students are from families below the federal poverty level.

Nonetheless, we have a 100% college acceptance rate. Our students work hard, but they need more than what the district provides.

My Project

My school is a 100-year-old brick building. It gets H-O-T hot in the months of September and June. I do have a portable air conditioner unit from a previous DonorsChoose project, however, I need to replace the exhaust system.

The exhaust system funnels the hot air out of the classroom and is an integral part of the air conditioning system.

I cannot use a standard in-window unit because the windows in my school do not open up, they till in. So, I put the AC union on the floor and run a hose up the wall and out the window. Plus I need an amp plug adapter cord in order to plug in the units.

With these products, I hope to cool down the room during the hot months of May, June, and September.

Mr. Maguire
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Honeywell Portable AC Replacement Window Kit • sylvane $72.49 2 $144.97
AKJIA UL listed 1-Foot 12AWG 15 Amp to 20 Amp Plug Adapter Cord NEMA 5-15P to 5-15/20R(20Amp T Blade) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98

Materials cost

$176.95

Vendor shipping charges

$5.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$215.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.05

Total project goal

$253.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$253.64

2 Donors

-$170.00

Donations toward project cost

-$144.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.50

match offer

-$83.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$71.09

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.55

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$0.00

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