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Mrs. Sharkey from Philadelphia PA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It's A Wonderful Life & Time To Restock Our AED Pads!

Help me give my students new AED pads so that this life-saving device will be fully ready in case of a medical emergency.

  • $465 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are among the kindest and most resilient people I know. Their ages range from 5 years to 15 years, including Kindergarten through 8th grade. My students live in the inner city and come from diverse backgrounds. Some of them are displaced and even homeless. Many of my students live below the poverty level, but fortunately they are all able to receive free breakfast and free lunch at school.

More than 300 of my students deal with chronic medical conditions.

Some of my students have significant cardiac and respiratory conditions unbeknownst from outward appearances. Despite these challenges, my students come to school eager to learn academic, social and behavioral skills to prepare them for success. They make me smile every day and remind me that "It Is A Wonderful Life"!

My Project

Our school is fortunate to have an AED. An AED is an "Automatic External Defibrillator". When someone is in cardiac arrest, the AED delivers a shock to the heart, similar to jump-starting a car. Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen anytime, anywhere and to anyone. When an AED is readily available, survival rates increase dramatically. The AED uses voice prompts to assist the rescuer, and so it can easily be operated by trained and even untrained persons, including students.

The AED uses special adhesive pads that are attached to the victim's chest.

The pads enable the shock to be delivered from the machine to the victim. However, these AED pads do have expiration dates and ours will soon expire. We will need to replace the expired AED pads to ensure that, in the event of a cardiac arrest, the AED will be fully functional. In short, if the AED pads are not working, then the AED will not work either.

Hopefully, we will not ever need to use our AED. But we Must Always be prepared to help our school community in the event of a cardiac arrest.

Mrs. Sharkey
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 800 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AED PEDIATRIC PADS 54-120 - PAIR • School Specialty $113.31 2 $226.62
AED ELECTRODES 54-119 - PAIR • School Specialty $50.40 2 $100.80

Materials cost

$327.42

Vendor shipping charges

$32.74

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$395.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.72

Total project goal

$464.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$464.79

12 Donors

-$428.08

Donations toward project cost

-$369.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.51

match offer

-$30.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$25.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.71

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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