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Mrs. McCormack from Bronx NY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bah, Humbug!

Help me give my students the winter holiday experience they deserve with a tree, ornaments, and all the extras.

  • 4 donors
  • $823 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are passionate, talented, funny, and persevering. They have to be in order to survive in one of the worst neighborhoods in the South Bronx. Many come from broken homes, foster care, group homes, and family shelters for the homeless or abused. Despite these circumstances, my kids are eager to come to school and find a path out of their situations with the power of education. I have never met a stronger group of young men and women in my 20+years of teaching.

These students are so disadvantaged that many of them don't have access to the simplest supplies at home.

I want them to be exposed to as much as possible, so they don't fall behind in their future educational endeavors. They could have a very bleak outlook on what life has to offer them, but the amazing thing is, they don't. I strive every day to be a positive role model for them and reinforce the idea they can make a difference in their own lives with the power of education.

My Project

I realize this project is a little frivolous. "This teacher is asking for holiday decorations?" you may ask. To be honest, I've not been very much "in the holiday spirit" for quite a while but I have truly connected with my juniors this year and I believe they deserve a little holiday cheer.

How can a holiday tree and ornaments make any kind of difference in a public school classroom in the South Bronx?

Well, my students have been amazing throughout this entire pandemic and I want to celebrate their resiliency and spirit. Being able to celebrate the holiday season, even if only a little, will help reignite their desire to learn. A pre-lit tree, some ornaments, a wreath, and other decorations will help them get into the holiday spirit and hopefully motivate them to finish their research on careers and colleges as well as help the seniors focus on their future.

Mrs. McCormack
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Puleo International 7 Foot Pre-Lit Christmas Lamp Post with Decorated Garland and 50 Warm White LED Lights • Amazon Business $164.99 2 $329.98
National Tree Company Pre-Lit Artificial Slim Christmas Tree, Green, North Valley Spruce, White Lights, Includes Stand, 6.5 Feet • Amazon Business $115.01 1 $115.01
National Tree Company Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Wreath, Green, Crestwood Spruce, White Lights, Decorated with Pine Cones, Berry Clusters, Frosted Branches, Christmas Collection, 24 Inches • Amazon Business $42.88 1 $42.88
Kurt S. Adler UL3110 Kurt Adler 10-Light 6-Point Capiz Star Treetop with Scroll Design, Gold • Amazon Business $31.00 1 $31.00
Duracell - CopperTop AA Alkaline Batteries - long lasting, all-purpose Double A battery for household and business - 24 Count • Amazon Business $15.43 2 $30.86
Prextex 23 Inch Tabletop Mini Christmas Tree Set with Warm-White LED Lights, Star Treetopper, Decorated Gift Boxes and Hanging Ornaments for DIY Christmas Decorations, Great Tabletop Christmas Tree • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Christmas Ornaments for Xmas Trees,Burgundy Shatterproof Christmas Ball Ornaments of 32 pcs • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Prextex Blue Christmas Ball Ornaments for Christmas Decorations - 36 Pieces Xmas Tree Shatterproof Ornaments with Hanging Loop for Holiday and Party Decoration (Combo of 6 Styles in 3 Sizes) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Magnetic Wreath Hanger for Steel Doors - Holds up to 6 lbs - Double Pack (2 Wreath Hangers) Wreath Holders - Indoor or Outdoor Use on Steel Doors (Black) • Amazon Business $15.28 1 $15.28
48pcs Hanging Plastic Icicle Ornaments Christmas Tree Decorations • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Winter Christmas Hanging Snowflake Decorations, 12PCS Snowflakes Garland & 12PCS 3D Glittery Large White Snowflake for Christmas Winter Wonderland Holiday New Year Party Home Decorations • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
15" Wreath Hanger for Front Door Christmas Decoration Metal Over The Door Single Hook, Black(1) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89

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