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Mr. Cerny from Rapid City SD is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Essential Supplies for Success!

Help me give my students fluorescent light filters, pencils, an electric pencil sharpener and dry erase markers!

  • $306 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a variety of backgrounds. Some have grown up with technology as a foundation of their childhood, others have never been introduced to technology. The two elementary schools that feed our school are both Title I schools so many of the students are at or below the poverty line. Some students come from a home where parent involvement is not a priority. For the vast majority of my students, school is as much of an outlet as it is an educational environment. I am trying to create an environment where students are engaging in relevant curriculum and at the same time being challenged to solve real-world problems.

My Project

These materials will help make a huge difference in my class! Many of my students struggle to get basic materials such as pencils. This project is directly aimed at easing the burden of school supplies on my students families.

My students often report having headaches in my room as a result of the large number of fluorescent light panels.

The light defuser panels will help to eliminate the amount of fluorescent light they are exposed to on a daily basis.

The pencil sharpener in my room is past it's prime and desperately needs to go into retirement. This new electric sharpener will allow my students to quickly and efficiently sharpen their pencil so they may get back to their work!

Mr. Cerny
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $28.09 4 $112.36
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 4 $49.96
ARTEZA Dry Erase Markers, Bulk Pack of 52 (with Chisel Tip), 4 Assorted Colors with Low-Odor Ink, Whiteboard Pens is Perfect for School, Office, or Home • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $24.65 1 $24.65

Materials cost

$214.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.82

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$260.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.88

Total project goal

$305.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$305.88

4 Donors

-$248.50

Donations toward project cost

-$238.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

match offer

-$25.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$22.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$31.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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