You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Mr. Archey from Springfield MA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Can You Hear Me Now?

My students need these sweet 3068AV Switchable Stereo/Mono headphones to hear audio from all interactive programs and videos we use in class.

  • $377 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low income/high poverty district, my students often have difficulty keeping up with the technology initiatives of the district and/or school. They have a very healthy appetite for learning, but often don't have the resources needed. Despite the lack of funding and classroom resources, my students continue to persevere and find ways to succeed.

My students love learning through technology.

They are aware of how important technology has become to our society and strive to make sure they have all the skills necessary for success. That being said, they can still act like typical 5th graders in regards to energy. They learn the same way they play, fast! Sometimes it's difficult to channel that energy into creating a positive outcome but I provide tons of interesting and exciting lessons geared toward keeping them interested in learning. I'm hoping that using DonorsChoose will aid in out mission of learning!

My Project

In our classroom, we use a variety of different multimedia platforms to teach content. My students use programs and watch videos on laptops literally everyday. We visit numerous interactive learning sites and also have programs implemented by the district that requite the use of audio. Imagine 16 students trying to listen to the audio on their laptops without headphones. Now think about those students trying to focus on their own laptop without the use of headphones. That's a situation that no teacher or student should ever have to be in. Unfortunately, the headphones supplied by the district are falling apart and we no longer have enough for each child in the room. We have had to create innovative groupings to ensure that students will have the use of headphones. My students and I would be eternally grateful if we could finally get to a point where we are no longer having to borrow headphones.

Mr. Archey
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Archey is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
10-Pack of 3068AV Switchable Stereo/Mono Headphones • Teachers' School Supply $128.92 2 $257.84

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


3 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Springfield","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5217097],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3109985,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":20,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Archey","authorIds":{"5217097":{"owner":"Mr. Archey","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3109985],"proposalHash":"-655737919","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21148484,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTIyMDM0MQ==","NTE4NTQ5Ng==","NTIyMDIzNQ==","MzM3OTE1NQ=="],"teacherId":5217097,"schoolCounty":"Hampden","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MA","name":"Massachusetts"}}