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  • $388 goal

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Mr. Shishnia
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Automotive Technologies Porsche Delta Project

My students need a mechanics Creeper Seat and a Socket and Wrench Set to work on the class project car.

My Students

I have the awesome job of teaching high school level students a subject that the entire class loves. In two years, with my students help we have made a course out of an inherited mess. We have done pretty good but are missing a good set of sockets and a decent mechanics chair.

My students are teenagers and they come from all around the area as we are a multiple-school vocational technical school.

My students are like most teenagers as they are full of wonder and are excited to experience new things. Things such as working with cars! All of my students attend local high schools and some even work as interns here in my classroom or at local businesses. Like a lot of high school kids that attend our vocational technical school many of my students have a desire and a drive to work in the automotive field. Whether it is engineering, technical or research and design my students have a desire to aspire in the automotive field. Maybe some day you will drive a car that one of my students had a hand in designing or repairing!

My Project

The tools I have requested for my classroom are a Socket Set and a Mechanics Chair. These two tools are something my kids have gone without for quite awhile. When I first came to the school two years ago my new students were in for quite a surprise with our new classroom. Due to the fact that the last teacher had been an interim teacher and the classroom he inherited was already in disarray you can imagine what kind of a mess we were inheriting! It didn't take my students long to see the need and roll up their sleeves. I am so proud of their diligent efforts. With the selfless help they provided and working on a minuscule budget we transformed our classroom and lab into something to be proud of! My students have done so much for so very little and the two items I have requested from Donors Choose are two items that they have mentioned before as wanting. I have not mentioned to them about obtaining the Mechanics Chair and the Socket Set and it is my hope to soon surprise them!

My students learn many different things throughout the school year about auto mechanics.

While working on suspensions it is some time necessary to work with the car on the hoist. This works good for removing parts and setting tolerances. This is not always the best height for comfort. The Mechanics Chair will make it much easier for my students to work and learn. My students have also worked with a rag tag set of tools and the new Socket Set will certainly augment our meager collection!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Creeper Seat, Adjustable, Height Adjustment 17 to 22 Inches, Large High Back Padded Seat, Swivels 360 Degrees, Frame Tubular Steel, Powder Coated, Tray Bottom Includes Magnetic Strip, Wheel Diameter 3 Inches, Features Gas Filled Lift Cylinder With Fi • Grainger $153.83 1 $153.83
Socket and Wrench Set, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2 Dr, 89 Pc, Includes 6 Pt Std 5/32 to 1/2 In, 4 to 13mm, 6 Pt Deep 3/16 to 5/16 In, 12 Pt Std 3/16 to 1/2 In, 6 Pt Std 3/8 to 13/16 In, 9 to 19mm, 12 Pt Std 3/8 to 13/16 In, 9 to 19mm, 12 Pt Deep 3/8 to 9/16 In, 12 • Grainger $102.05 1 $102.05

Materials cost

$255.88

Vendor shipping charges

$25.59

State sales tax

$14.07

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$329.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.13

Total project goal

$387.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$387.51

1 Donor

-$329.38

Donations toward project cost

-$329.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$58.13

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 60 students.

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