You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Ms. Hamey from Bakersfield CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Headphones for Hamey's All-stars!

Help me give my students these new and higher quality headphones to help them increase their reading levels!

  • $621 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Please help my students strengthen their reading skills! I currently teach 7th and 8th grade students. My students are placed within an intervention English Language Arts class called Read 180. They are placed in this class because they require additional support with their reading capabilities due to the fact that they are currently not reading at their grade level. The Read 180 program operates heavily on the use of technology which provides students with a new and interactive way of learning! I strive to be my students' biggest cheerleader by working with them to help them build confidence in not only their reading capabilities, but in themselves. it is very important that in order to help them build their confidence in Read 180 that they have higher quality materials to work with.

I am requesting funding to purchase better quality headphones, so that my students can utilize the Read 180 program to its fullest!

My Project

Reading ability plays a HUGE role in all aspects of life and I want to provide my students with every possible tool I can for them to improve their reading levels. Read 180 is a technologically driven program intended to provide students with support that assists them in reaching their lexile goals and ultimately helping them to reach grade level reading ability. The program offers tremendous support in the form of videos for visual learners and audio for auditory learners. Most Read 180 students fall into these two learning styles which is why higher quality headphones would greatly help support them in their reading endeavors.

These headphones would allow my students to use their time more effectively and support them in reaching their reading goals.

Currently, time is spent trying to find headphones or I am repairing headphones utilizing tape. Each of my class sections utilizes headphones for approximately 40 minutes each day. The headphones frequently break beyond repair and occasionally we do not have enough headphones for students to use. These newer and higher quality headphones would make a world of difference to my kids. Please help out in any way that you can.

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Hamey is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sony MDRZX110/BLK ZX Series Stereo Headphones (Black) • Amazon Business $14.99 30 $449.70

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


4 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Bakersfield","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6590093],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4526031,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":75,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Hamey","authorIds":{"6590093":{"owner":"Ms. Hamey","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4526031],"proposalHash":"-800083042","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21432408,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":6590093,"schoolCounty":"Kern","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}