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Ms. Heath from Las Vegas NV is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Happy Stories! Heartbreaking Stories! No Longer Printed Black & White

Help me give my students the opportunity to continue printing and sharing their heartbreaking (and happy) stories by providing the toner we must have to continue to use our color laser printer. We are completely out of toner.

  • $500 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My awesome middle school students face multiple challenges, yet remain strong and resilient—their voices must be heard, Our school population is diverse, but it consists mainly of children from Hispanic families with parents who are non-English speaking. These children have a high need for positive experiences and encouragement. We are in a low, socio-economic area with 100% of the student body receiving Free and Reduced Lunch. With the current political climate, the children often share and reflect their family fears and uncertainty.

These children have amazing and heartbreaking stories that must be told.

Some have lost family members—mothers, dads, siblings, grandparents— to extradition. Others grieve for parents who are incarcerated. It does not matter the reason—the pain is real and the stories need to be written.

My Project

Each year we do a trust-building lesson that culminates with a powerful personal narrative with illustrations. We revisit and add to the stories several times throughout the school year.

This is an ongoing project that reaffirms the students' feelings of self-worth and it acknowledges, through their own words, what they are going through during this politically driven uprising of inhumanity.

It gives these students a powerful voice.

Two years ago I wrote and received a grant for a color laser scanner/copier/printer so the students could print and share their very special stories and art. Now, we are out of toner for the printer and the school has had a major budget cut. Sadly, we no longer can print the wonderful student work. My hope is that you will make it possible to continue this very important project by providing the toner cartridges we need for the printer.

Ms. Heath
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 115 students.

17 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brother Genuine TN221BK 2-Pack Standard Yield Black Toner Cartridge with Approximately 2,500 Page Yield/Cartridge • Amazon Business $129.99 1 $129.99
Brother Genuine High Yield Toner Cartridge, TN225Y, Replacement Yellow Toner, Page Yield Up To 2,200 Pages, Amazon Dash Replenishment Cartridge, TN225 • Amazon Business $76.99 1 $76.99
Brother Genuine High Yield Toner Cartridge, TN225C, Replacement Cyan Toner, Page Yield Up To 2,200 Pages, Amazon Dash Replenishment Cartridge, TN225 • Amazon Business $76.99 1 $76.99
Brother Genuine High Yield Toner Cartridge, TN225M, Replacement Magenta Toner, Page Yield Up To 2,200 Pages, Amazon Dash Replenishment Cartridge, TN225 • Amazon Business $76.99 1 $76.99

Materials cost

$360.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$424.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.95

Total project goal

$499.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$499.66

14 Donors

-$449.66

Donations toward project cost

-$382.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.45

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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