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  • $1,015 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Christensen
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Computers Count!

Help me give my students Chromebooks to ensure equitable access to technological resources in a financially struggling school district.

My Students

My students are creative and loving. They have joyous personalities and show up each day to learn. The majority of the students are on the autism spectrum and are working to increase their inclusion in general education classes (though they still have some special day classes throughout the week.) In our resource rooms, the students receive individualized attention to support them both socially and academically. In these smaller spaces, they can be themselves, laugh with peers who understand their humor and share their interests.

Our school is small which allows the students in our special education program to be part of a larger, supportive community.

The students participate in grade level activities such as year-long projects, field trips, and internships. While our school offers unique opportunities, it still faces challenges. We are a Title I school in an urban area and our school district is currently experiencing a fiscal crisis. In the middle of this unrest, our staff works hard to create a supportive and safe environment for our students.

My Project

I am requesting Chromebooks to replace the current state of technology at our school. Six years ago, our district purchased one cart of Chromebooks for our high school of over two hundred and forty students and since then, they have not replaced this cart. Computers are missing keys, three have cracked screens which have been taped to not cut students and many have broken track pads. This is not because of misuse, but simply the wear and tear of daily use.

Our students are researching, writing essays, blogging, keeping online lab journals and graphing on these devices and it is simply time to update them.

They deserve better and deserve the resources to allow them to be successful. Six-year-old computers would be unacceptable at other schools and districts, but with the current state of our district budget, there is nothing my school leadership can do, so we are turning to you!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung Chromebook 3, 11.6", 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, Chromebook (XE500C13-K04US) • Amazon Business $188.00 4 $752.00

Materials cost

$752.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$68.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$862.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$152.13

Total project goal

$1,014.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,014.22

2 Donors

-$659.91

Donations toward project cost

-$574.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.19

match offer

-$338.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$287.37

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.23

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 250 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Verizon and 2 other donors.

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