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Mrs. Carlson from Temecula CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Busy Worker Bees

My students need a heavy duty paper shredder to work on Vocational skills. They have been working so hard that they have burned out 2 small shredders.

  • $391 goal

This project expired on April 4, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Research shows that students with severe disabilities need to work on Vocational skills starting at an early age to learn the necessary skills to gain employment as adults.

My students are in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes for students with severe disabilities.

They attend a public middle school with their neighborhood peers. Our fun times together typically include: video games, sports, books, toys, balls, and music. My students' differing abilities include: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Epilepsy, visual impairments, and hearing impairments. Many have parents currently serving in the U.S. Military.

My Project

Every day, our students work in our workshop. They are learning to sort and fold laundry, make a bed, weed and water plants, deliver mail, recycle aluminum cans, and shred paper. All of these tasks are skills they will use in their lives as they transition to independent living and employment. The more skills they learn, the more opportunities they will have for employment in the future.

My students love to work!

Having a heavy duty paper shredder with a window where they can watch the pieces falling will be highly motivating. Please help us continue teaching necessary job skills to students with Autism.

Mrs. Carlson
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fellowes Powershred MS 450Cs Shredder • CDW Inc. $245.89 1 $245.89

Materials cost

$245.89

Vendor shipping charges

$24.59

State sales tax

$22.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$331.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.53

Total project goal

$390.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$390.20

7 Donors

-$169.00

Donations toward project cost

-$149.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.80

match offer

-$214.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$182.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.20

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.53

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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