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  • $739 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Harvey
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Creative Classroom Endeavors

Help me give my students a Cricut Maker Machine Bundle and Easy Press

My Students

Our school currently has almost 400 students that attend, unfortunately we have a high transiency rate, with students coming and going frequently throughout the school year. We have a diverse population of learners, representing a wide range of nationalities. Our students face many barriers the most prevalent being that 84% of our students are categorized as High Needs and 79% are Economically Disadvantaged as defined by the State of Massachusetts. Many of our students struggle daily to overcome some type of trauma at home before they even walk through the school doors.

Based on these statistics many people may think, " With those odds how are those kids ever going to make it?

It's our students' resilience and persistence in the face of these obstacles that sets the apart from other students. They know when they step through the school doors that they are safe. Safe to learn, to try new things and to work together. This is where the magic happens, the, "Aha!" moments. This is where our students get to see, try and experience new things that they may not have been able to before. They are lifted up as a person, a student, not just a statistic.

My Project

With the Cricut Maker you can cut wood, leather, heat transfer vinyl, vinyl, magnet, and many other materials. The possibilities are endless! The Cricut Bundle allows us to start with necessary tools and some supplies to get us started. The Cricut Easy Press is a heat press which allows you affix your heat transfer vinyl to anything you want (t-shirts, blankets, even wood!)

With these items students will not only get a chance to learn a "cutting edge machine" (hehe) but also will have the opportunity to sell the items they make in order to raise money for their class to go on trips, see shows etc.

It will allow them to learn to price goods that they make, including the cost of materials and how to tell if they have made a profit, making it a relevant math lesson as well. We can do all of these things and have fun!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Maker Machine Bundle 1 Beginner Cricut Guide Smooth Heat Transfer Permanent Vinyl Tools Designs, Colors may Vary • Amazon Business $439.99 1 $439.99
Cricut EasyPress 2, 9x9 Inches • Amazon Business $149.19 1 $149.19

Materials cost

$589.18

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$628.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$110.83

Total project goal

$738.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$738.85

8 Donors

-$594.00

Donations toward project cost

-$527.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.75

match offer

-$118.55

Match offer toward project cost

-$100.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The DonorsChoose.org Community and 8 other donors.

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