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 »
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.

See this teacher's page

Mr. Heffner from Vancleave MS is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

High School Welding Students Need a Bench Grinder

Help me give my students a bench grinder and a dehumidifier for their welding class.

  • $997 goal

This project expired on January 31, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students range in age from 15 to 19, coming from different backgrounds. My school is a Title I school and has many students who are on free and reduced-price lunch. Many of my students work many hours at a job while going to school full time. My students want to be welders and such in the construction and manufacturing field.

My welding students would greatly appreciate equipment and materials to use in the shop while learning this trade.

They are very grateful and hardworking.

My Project

My welding students need a bench grinder for the shop. They will use it to grind tungsten for GTAW welding and other tasks. These hard-working high school welding students are not afraid of work and are ready to go into the shop to learn how to work.

My welding students are learning how to be ready for the workforce on day one.

We are a simulated work environment and are very proud of our welding state test scores as well as our welding abilities.

Our welding shop adjoins our classroom and we live in a hot and humid environment. When we open the door to our classroom, the humidity takes over, leaving a sticky residue. A dehumidifier will help to alleviate this problem in our classroom and would be very appreciated.

Mr. Heffner
Grades 9-12
More than half of 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

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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 Mr. Heffner is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK22075232T 10 Bench Grinder 120240V 1 HP 1725 Max. RPM 1 Arbor 10.05.0 Amps • Grainger $469.48 1 $469.48
Frigidaire FAD704DWD 70 Pint Dehumidifier, White • $229.49 1 $229.49
Fellowes 6-Outlet Power Strips, 4' Cord • $10.62 1 $10.62

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


3 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations 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":"Vancleave","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1544365],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MS","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":3668855,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":40,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Heffner","authorIds":{"1544365":{"owner":"Mr. Heffner","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3668855],"proposalHash":"544232677","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":251291,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTU0NDMyNQ==","NjAxODk4Nw==","MTYyOTY5NA=="],"teacherId":1544365,"schoolCounty":"Jackson","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MS","name":"Mississippi"}}