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Mrs. S. from Greer SC is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Encouraging Success through Photography

The cost of a Canon Powershot A520 digital camera from Highsmith is $440, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $440 goal

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I teach fifth grade in a school located in a suburban community with 45% of the student body on free or reduced lunch. Some of my students have no experience with any kind of camera or picture taking. Since I am co-chairman of our school yearbook, I could expose these students to the world of photography. If I had a digital camera, I could have a yearbook club to train my fifth grade students to catch students on camera as students are reading, learning, or doing a good deed, photograph special speakers, and assemblies. This would provide an opportunity for my lower level students to feel successful in something they could use in life, since they are not academically successful. These students could design a yearbook that they could be proud of and give them confidence. This would be a skill developed not only for this year's yearbook, but training these students in a skill they could use in future classes. They could develop their own scrapbooks with photography, add visuals to their reports, or use photography as a hobby. I would need a digital camera. Nineteen of my students would participate in this project. I would continue to use the camera each year with a new set of students.

Mrs. S.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon Powershot A520 Digital Camera • Highsmith Inc. $304.48 1 $304.48

Materials cost

$304.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$360.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.20

Total project goal

$440.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$440.00

2 Donors

-$415.60

Donations toward project cost

-$361.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.25

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$0.00

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