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Mrs. Bentley from Reading PA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Heat & Press = Success

Help me give my students a heat press and supplies for our STEM Lab to create their own shirts, apparel and gifts!

  • $390 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am an Elementary Computer Technology teacher in a low income (50% Free/Reduced-Price Lunch) district. Our Elementary and Primary School students are a very diverse and unique group of Kindergarten through 6th graders. Each has a variety of strengths and needs, as 25% of our students require Specially Designed Instruction. All of these children are very special and unique in their own way.

My students love hands on activities, and creating and building things, but were lacking resources.

While our district recognizes the importance of STEM education, our lack of funds make it difficult to get activities and resources to our students.

My Project

Last year, we were thrilled to receive a Cricut machine though Donor's Choose. We have used it for a variety of resources throughout our school. Now, we want to share these skills with our students.

Our students have the opportunity to create shirts and accessories to show pride in their school.

Students will also be able to use these tools for creating fundraising items.

Our students have expressed the desire to create and manufacture personalized apparel for all of our school needs. A t-shirt press will allow students to take their designs and apply them permanently to shirts, towels, blankets or any apparel items.

Students will use the Cricut machine to create a design on software, then cut the iron-on material. The heat press is the last piece of the manufacturing puzzle.

Mrs. Bentley
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mophorn Heat Press 15x15 Inch 5pcs Heat Press Machine 1050W Multifunctional Sublimation Dual LED Display Heat Press Machine for t Shirts Swing Away Design (15x15Inch, 5IN1 Element) • Amazon Business $249.98 1 $249.98
Firefly Craft Heat Transfer Vinyl Bundle | HTV Vinyl Bundle | Iron On Vinyl for Cricut and Silhouette | 15 Rolls of Best Selling Iron On Colors Including White HTV and Black HTV - 12" x 20" Each • Amazon Business $46.99 1 $46.99

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