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Ms. Heckel from Firebaugh CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspiring Student Work

My students need a binding comb machine so we are able to publish their reports and give them a sense of pride in their hard work.

  • $481 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in a rural area of Fresno County. Most of my students are children of migrant farm workers with limited income and less than desirable living conditions. They understand the need of an education and value the opportunity to learn. I find joy knowing I am making a difference not by just teaching them but also by providing a comfortable environment.

94% of our students are hispanic, second language learners.

We strive to work together to solve problems and share our progress with learning the academic language. Our classroom is like family. Each student feels comfortable sharing and learning from their mistakes regardless of the language barrier.

My Project

The use of a binding comb machine in my classroom will greatly benefit my students in many different subjects. For example. building mastering mathematics workbooks allows for the students to have all of their math in one place. Throughout the year my students will also have three different writing performance tasks as well as a report.

The harder you work for something, the greater you will feel when you achieve it!

Having a binding comb machine gives me the opportunity to publish my students writing into a bound book. It is important to me that my students feel a sense of pride in their work. By providing them a bound book of all of their work samples they will build confidence in themselves.

Ms. Heckel
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fellowes 5218301 Galaxy 500 Electric Comb Binding System, 500 Sheets, 19 5/8x17 3/4x6 1/2, Gray • Amazon Business $331.44 1 $331.44
Rayson CR-6-100-W 1/4-Inch Binding Combs, 20-Sheet(80gsm 50lb) Capacity - Pack of 100, White • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89

Materials cost

$342.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.32

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$408.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.14

Total project goal

$480.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$480.92

1 Donor

-$232.26

Donations toward project cost

-$204.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.87

match offer

-$240.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$204.39

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.07

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.20

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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