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Mr. Bunting from Sidney MI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Construction Students Help 2nd Graders Build Bird feeders for Christmas

Help me give my students the supplies they need to build the bird feeders.

  • $530 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are juniors and seniors from six different school districts that attend my class for two and a half hours a day. They love hands-on projects and would rather be working hard on building something than sitting in a classroom. A large percentage of students will continue their career path into the trades by attending university, trades school, apprenticeship programs or immediate employment after graduation.

Each year the students have participated in a building project that has partnered with a community member.

In 2015, the students rebuilt a house for a local family that lost their home to a fire. In 2016, the students built a pavilion for the Rails to Trails path near our school and re-roofed the Masonic Hall in Stanton. In 2017, the students built a 1200 square foot home on school property that will be auctioned and shipped to a community member. We are currently working on a 40' suspension bridge on the nature trails near our school.

My Project

Each year the Montcalm Area Career Center invites 250 second grade students to the Construction Trades Lab to assemble bird feeders that they take home and give to a loved one for Christmas. This project has been successful for the last four years. Through your donation, 250 second graders can have, as one former 2nd grade student expressed, “the best day of their life".

We have 120 Career and Technical students from Construction, Engineering, Health and Agriscience teaming up to make this a memorable experience for the second grade students.

It emphasizes teamwork, leadership, and community involvement in an area where the majority of students come from low income families and may not otherwise be able to have these experiences.

It takes 6' of 1x6 pine, 1 -mason jar, 1- hinge, screws, nails and birdseed to build one bird feeder. It is wrapped in bubble wrap and put in a decorated bag for travel. The bird feeder is assembled by the 2nd graders going to several stations were a MACC Construction student will give them one on one attention and help them use electric drills and hammers. They fill the birdseed bag with an interactive experiment built by the Engineering students. They get to put their own creative touches by decorating the gift bag and making a gift card for their loved one with the help of Agriscience and Health students.

We live in a rural area with a high percentage of low income families, and we think it’s important for our students to understand that they do possess the resources to improve their community.

Mr. Bunting
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ball Pint Jar, Regular Mouth, Set of 12, (16 oz) • Amazon Business $14.45 20 $289.00
7.5" x 7.5" Foam Wrap Pouches - Cushion Pouches to Protect Dishes, Glasses, Cups, Mugs, Plates and Fragile Items - Foam Pouches Alternative to Air Sheets and Bubble Wrap Envelopes - 50 Pack • Amazon Business $10.99 5 $54.95
Grip Rite 114GS5 5 lb Number-2 Phillips General Construction Wood Screws, 1-1/4" x 6" • Amazon Business $17.47 2 $34.94
Prime Source 4HGBX1 4D, 1-1/2" Galvanized Box Nail • Amazon Business $4.58 3 $13.74
Pacon PAC6555 Lightweight Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors, 9" x 12", 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
HAIYASI 20 PCS Folding Butt Hinges Silver Tone Home Furniture Hardware Door Hinge with 120 PCS Stainless Steel Screws • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$413.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$449.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.38

Total project goal

$529.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$529.18

5 Donors

-$529.18

Donations toward project cost

-$449.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.38

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$0.00

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