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Mr. Ross from New Orleans LA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Build the Future by Helping Our Kids Build!

Help me give my students a pair of Maikta Compound Miter saws and a drill press, to make their dreams become reality!

  • $2,410 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The ninth grade Students at our school are part the inaugural class, the first students at a new New Orleans charter school, a project based high school devoted to equity and democratic learning. Our goal is to have our students graduate with a high school degree, a trade certification, and an acceptance letter to a college. The ninth grade students are eager to learn the skills of wood-working and carpentry, and have begun gaining some skills on the wood shop equipment we have available, but it's already apparent we will need to expand our shop and get some more tools for them!

My Project

Help our students gain access to professional grade tools, to help them build professional grade projects. Here at our school, we strive to have our students producing high quality, professional level woodworking projects, working with a master carpenter to design, plan and implement their dreams. As any good carpenter knows, a carpenter is only as good as the tools they use. Sharp blades, and precise cuts are a necessity to making the high quality work we ask of our students, help us gain access to these tools by donating to our cause.

This year, the ninth graders are building a medicinal herb gardens to grow herbs that can be used to treat common ailments; as well as season food and make delicious healing teas.

The students are growing the plants, making the medicine, and building the elements of the garden. Through this project, they are learning the basics of building, as well as lessons in botany, business development (actually selling the medicine) as well as website design, geometry and countless other tangible and intangible lessons.

Mr. Ross
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK33991413T Corded Miter Saw 12 Blade Dia. Slide Yes Bevel Yes 15.0 Amps 3200 No Load RPM • Grainger $708.80 2 $1,417.60
TK33991414T 12 Motor HP Bench Drill Press Belt Drive Type 12 Swing 115 Voltage • Grainger $413.03 1 $413.03

Materials cost

$1,830.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$160.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$27.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,048.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$361.46

Total project goal

$2,409.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,409.73

6 Donors

-$1,690.00

Donations toward project cost

-$1,447.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$242.25

match offer

-$706.49

Match offer toward project cost

-$600.52

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$105.97

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.24

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$0.00

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