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Mrs. Murphy from Shallotte NC is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands on Learning is SEW very Important in Middle School!!

Help me give my students sewing machines as a part of their media maker-space!

  • 6 donors
  • $379 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students at my school love the library and are always welcomed to come in and study, work on the computers, and just relax and enjoy a good book. However, library/media center is not only a place for read and study, it is becoming a place for students to discover new skills and explore creativity through hands-on learning opportunities through the creation of a maker-space. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds so it is important that they all feel equally comfortable in their media center and have equal access to tools that encourage creativity and demand practical skills that will guide them into high school and eventually higher learning and the workforce.

My Project

It is vitally important that students see technology as more than just the Chromebooks they use for their classwork. Technology that goes beyond laptops and desktop computers can often be found in a MakerSpace room, which houses a variety of hands-on learning tools. I am working on creating a room for students to have access to 3D and sublimation printers, robotic kits, Legos, and various other tools for learning. Another machine that I would like students to have access to is a SEWING MACHINE! Sewing projects will be incorporated as a project option in all classes, from creating dolls based on characters in a novel or from history to measurements for math class or creating blankest or masks as community service. The project opportunities are endless in a MakerSpace, especially with a sewing machine!

Mrs. Murphy
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SINGER Start 1304 6 Built-in Stitches, Free Arm Best Sewing Machine for Beginners, 11.46 pounds • Amazon Business $118.42 2 $236.84
Sewing KIT, XL Sewing Supplies for DIY, Beginners, Adult, Kids, Summer Campers, Travel and Home,Sewing Set with Scissors, Thimble, Thread, Needles, Tape Measure, Carrying Case and Accessories • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98

Materials cost

$266.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$321.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.76

Total project goal

$378.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$378.39

6 Donors

-$378.39

Donations toward project cost

-$321.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.76

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$0.00

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