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Mr. Olson from Gilroy CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Freshmen Orientation Popping

Help me give my students the ability to serve popcorn at Link Crew events.

  • $346 goal

This project expired on June 30, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have a Link Crew program where selected Junior and Senior students are trained to mentor the students in the Freshmen class. We have some amazing Link Crew Leaders at our high school! Still, it can be a challenge to convince the incoming Freshmen to take part in Link Crew activities.

By serving popcorn at Link Crew events, we are hoping that more Freshmen will attend Link Crew events and gatherings.

After extensive training, the Link Leaders run freshman orientation, which occurs, each year, before school starts in August. At the orientation, each Link Leader is given a small group of freshmen to work with that day and is asked to befriend and to help that group during the first week of school with any challenges they may face. Periodically, during the school year, Link Leaders meet again with their student groups to touch base, discuss problems, and plan social activities. We are hoping to serve free popcorn at these events to encourage Freshmen participation. We know that, as a general rule, the more contact a Freshman has with her/his Link Leader, the more successful they will be at the High School.

My Project

Link Crew is a program that helps "link" Freshmen to the high school. Link Crew puts on a number of events, including Freshmen orientation, football tailgate parties, and Freshmen movie night. Link Crew Leaders work with the Freshman class to help the Freshmen make successful transitions to the high school.

The Link Crew Leaders would very much like to have the ability to serve popcorn at Freshmen orientation, the Freshmen football tailgate parties, Freshmen movie night, and at other Link Crew events.

At the Freshmen Orientation, each Link Leader is given a small group of Freshmen to work with that day and the Link Leaders are asked to befriend and to help that group during the first week of school with any challenges they may face. Periodically, during the school year, Link Leaders meet again with their student groups to touch base, discuss problems, and plan social activities. We know that, as a general rule, the more contact a Freshman has with her/his Link Leader, the more successful they will be at the High School.

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

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Great Northern 10 oz Perfect Popper Countertop Style Popcorn Machine Black • Amazon Business $165.40 1 $165.40
4108 Great Northern Popcorn Premium 8 Ounce Popcorn Portion Packs, Case of 40 • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Concession Essentials CE Popcorn Bags-500 Popcorn Bags, 1 oz. (Pack of 500), 2" Height, 3" Width, 8" Length (Pack of 500) • Amazon Business $17.79 1 $17.79
Benchmark 42030 Aluminum Speed Scoop • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00

Materials cost

$238.18

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.79

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$293.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.80

Total project goal

$345.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$345.34

6 Donors

-$244.00

Donations toward project cost

-$222.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.60

Matching donations from our partners

-$83.71

Match offers toward project cost

-$71.15

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.56

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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