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Ms. Minster from San Jose CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Headsets For All!

Help me give my students have their own personal set of headphones to use all year for online learning and testing.

  • $322 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are very special and in need of your assistance! Why? Because they come from many different cultural backgrounds and most are First Generation Americans. Their parents often work two jobs, just to pay Silicon Valley's high rents. Or, only one parent can work, due to strict immigration laws for new citizens.

We have Mexican-Americans, Vietnamese-Americans, African-Americans, Filipino-Americans, South American-Americans, Chinese-Americans, East Indian-Americans, etc.

in our class. Most students are First Generation Californians and most are second language learners. Their parents work very hard, but often don't have money for school supplies or current reading materials.

We are located in the heart of East San Jose. Every year, our class learns to accept each other's differences and discover our strengths so students can work as a team to learn and grow, academically, but also morally, socially, and emotionally. They learn mindfulness and the ability to visualize the future they want to create. What they accomplish in 10 months as a team is nothing short of a miracle! The love of learning is contagious and hopefully they all catch it! Our focus is in on Project Based Learning now, so having news on current events will help them find projects.

My Project

My students are using computers more and more in class, which requires either headsets or ear buds. Our District only provides ear buds, which can damage a child's hearing with long term use. Whether it's required Diagnostic tests or Project Based Learning Projects, my students need a good pair of headphones to use while using online resources. Please help me provide each child with their very own pair for the new school year!! This cuts down on sharing listening devices, which has led to lice and cold and flu germs shared between students. Thank you so much for your help!

Ms. Minster
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maxell HP 200 Headphones, Black (190318) • Staples Advantage $6.29 35 $220.15

Materials cost

$220.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.14

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$273.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.28

Total project goal

$321.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$321.87

2 Donors

-$246.87

Donations toward project cost

-$209.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.03

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

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$0.00

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