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Mrs. Bauer from Lowell MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help My Students Go To College

My students need practice SAT books, and college guides to help them in their quest to go to college.

  • $558 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I work with urban high school kids, primarily teaching digital media production and photography. Our school is going through yet another round of budget cuts. With class sizes often reaching 30+, and the rising costs of supplies, it's difficult to get any funding even for small projects.

My inner-city kids are beating the odds and going to college... but they need more help. I spend a lot of time with my seniors working on college applications, prepping for the SAT's and filling our financial aid forms. In a school where only 40% go on to college, it's exciting to be working with so many kids who want to reach their dreams of higher education.

We have outdated SAT prep books and could really use new ones. This will enable the students to study for the test. Very few of them have the opportunity to access these materials, or the expensive private test-prep classes. These books will allow me to help my students score higher, and get more scholarship money, which they so desperately need.

My students will benefit tremendously from your generosity, and your donation will make a direct impact on their future. Thank you for supporting these talented, wonderful, hard working kids who, as inner-city students, face unique and difficult challenges.

Mrs. Bauer
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Essays Thaty Worked for College Applications: 50 Essays that Helped Students Get into the Nation's Top Colleges Boykin Curry, Brian Kasbar, Emily Angel Baer • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
The Get It Together for College College Board • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
The Official Study Guide for All SAT Subject Tests Manufactured by College Board • Barnes and Noble $15.16 1 $15.16
Complete Book of Colleges, 2009 Edition Princeton Review • Barnes and Noble $21.56 1 $21.56
College Board College Handbook College Board, College Board Staff • Barnes and Noble $23.96 1 $23.96
College Board Book of Majors The College Board • Barnes and Noble $20.76 1 $20.76
The College Application Essay Sarah Myers McGinty • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Kaplan PSAT/NMSQT, 2009 Edition Kaplan • Barnes and Noble $15.30 2 $30.60
Kaplan SAT 2009 Premier Program (w/ CD-ROM) Kaplan • Barnes and Noble $28.00 3 $84.00
Kaplan SAT Writing Workbook Kaplan • Barnes and Noble $15.30 1 $15.30
The Official SAT Study Guide College Board • Barnes and Noble $13.96 10 $139.60

Materials cost

$391.29

Vendor shipping charges

$39.13

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$457.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.32

Total project goal

$557.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$557.32

6 Donors

-$268.65

Donations toward project cost

-$228.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.30

match offer

-$269.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$220.58

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.42

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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