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Ms. W. from Yonkers NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Color Printer Needed for Special Ed Class

My special education students need an HP Deskjet printer with replacement ink cartridges and a USB cable to hook up the printer.

  • $183 goal

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I work at a special education school, servicing emotionally disturbed, learning disabled, and other students who have been classified as special education students. Our students come from low socio-economic backgrounds; over 95% of the student body is eligible for free lunch and over 90% receive public assistance. The school’s ethnicity is as follows: 60% Hispanic, 30% African American, 8% Caucasian, and 2% Asian. These factors come together and place our children at a huge disadvantage, but we are committed to providing them with a rigorous academic and therapeutic program. I teach a program called ACE/HOP, which stands for Academic Career Endeavors/Hands-On Program, for special needs students. In this program, my students learn the basics of Math, English, Science, and Social Studies during half the school day. For the latter part of the day, they apply the skills they have learned with hands-on vocational training. Even though they are receiving vocational training, many of my students still aspire to attend college. They are encouraged to strive for their goals, both big and small! My students use their classroom computer for typing reports, conducting online research, preparing presentations, and learning about computers in general. In our technology-driven society, it is imperative that students have access to computers in order to be successful in college and their careers. Unfortunately, the last printer we had in our classroom was very temperamental, and it eventually stopped working. I would like to provide my students with a new color printer (with replacement ink cartridges) so they can easily print out research, projects, assignments, and photographs right in their homeroom. My students also need a USB cable to hook up their new printer. Thank you for considering my kids!

Ms. W.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP 60 Combo Pack print cartridge • CDW Inc. $25.00 2 $50.00
HP Deskjet F4480 All in One • CDW Inc. $72.00 1 $72.00
ITHACA CABLES UNLIMITED 6 USB • CDW Inc. $3.98 1 $3.98

Materials cost

$125.98

Vendor shipping charges

$12.60

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$149.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.81

Total project goal

$182.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$182.28

3 Donors

-$91.13

Donations toward project cost

-$74.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.40

match offer

-$91.15

Match offer toward project cost

-$74.74

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.41

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$0.00

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