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Mrs. Hoffman Kanof
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 16 donors
  • $377 for now
  • $1,129 still needed

Graduation Celebration

Help me give my students a graduation to remember with yard signs and speaker system to celebrate their accomplishments.

My Students

MHS students are a dynamic and diverse group of young people. Our school is one of the most diverse high schools in the state of Oregon. At roughly 34% White, 25% Hispanic, 17% Black, 14% Asian, 9% 2 or more races, and 1% Hawaiian, our school is home to a wide variety of young people. This is exceedingly rare in a state like Oregon where schools are overwhelmingly segregated and white.

Not only were our students pushed into a temporary campus in August of this school year as their old campus gets some much-needed renovations, but now they are being displaced once more to complete their school year at home.

Access to resources varies widely across our student population, and some of our families have found themselves in new and difficult to navigate situations during this time. Families have been faced with issues ranging from the possibility of losing their homes to not having care for their children during the day to not being able to afford to pay their monthly bills and purchase groceries to cook healthy and sustainable meals for all of their young ones that now spend all day at home.

My Project

This project is for our incredible senior class who had to end their high school careers differently than ever before. Unable to celebrate their final year of high school in the way most high school graduates were able to in the past, our students have to re-asses and change their plans in order to keep themselves and their loved ones safe and healthy.

We are planning a way to, as a school, celebrate them and take precautions with social distancing and other state mandates here in Oregon, and need your help to create a memorable experience for our amazing class of 2020!

We need a speaker system to celebrate and announce student achievements and yard signs to post our messages of congratulations. Parents and community members will attend this event. We are excited to celebrate the achievements of our students and wish them success in college and career preparation.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mackie Thump12BST - 1300W 12" Advanced Powered Loudspeaker • Amazon Business $379.00 2 $758.00
Mackie, 12 Mixer - Unpowered (1202VLZ4) • Amazon Business $279.99 1 $279.99
24 x 18 Yard Signs w/metal stakes • Minuteman Press $272.00 1 $272.00
Shure SM58S Vocal Microphone (with On Off Switch) • Amazon Business $104.00 1 $104.00
AmazonBasics Adjustable Speaker Stand - 4.1 to 6.6-Foot, Steel, 2-Pack • Amazon Business $48.16 1 $48.16
AmazonBasics XLR Male to Female Microphone Cable - 50 Feet, Black • Amazon Business $14.54 3 $43.62
Gator Cases Padded Nylon Mixer/Gear Carry Bag with Removable Strap; 12" x 12" x 5.5" (G-MIXERBAG-1212) • Amazon Business $38.49 1 $38.49
AmazonBasics Tripod Boom Microphone Stand - Height-Adjustable with Metal Base - 3.3 - 5.6-Foot, with Clothespin Mic Clip • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Hard Case Compatible with Audio-Technica ATR2100 USB Cardioid Dynamic USB XLR Microphone. / Shure SM58 / Samson Q2U. • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77

Materials cost

$1,590.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$23.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,643.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$290.09

Total project goal

$1,933.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,933.96

15 Donors

-$645.00

Donations toward project cost

-$549.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$96.00

#GraduateTogether match offer

-$160.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$136.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

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$1,128.08

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

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Project Activity

Donations to this project are now being matched, thanks to support from #GraduateTogether. As COVID-19 forces school closures nationwide, students are adjusting to new ways of learning and connecting. That’s why XQ and the philanthropic and corporate partners contributing to the #GraduateTogether campaign are proud to support the teachers of high school seniors in getting what they need to keep growing.

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