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Mrs. Henderson from Tulsa OK is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Jamming Out to Audio Books

Help me give my students 5 portable CD players so they can listen to audio books at home.

  • $616 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a Title I school with a total enrollment of over 700 students in grades PreK-through 5th. Our school is located in an urban setting. The school serves a diverse population where over half of the students are bilingual. Nearly 60% of the students are Hispanic, 17% African-American, and 12% Caucasian. Additionally, 99% of our students qualify for the free and reduced-price lunch program. More than three-fourths of the student population resides in low-income apartment complexes.

I am a librarian at this school who has embraced the makerspace movement and I have transformed my library into a STEM workspace.

Students come to my library not only to check out books, but also to create projects, work with various apps, create videos, and code just to name a few things. My library is happening place, where you will see students learning and exploring new ideas every day.

My Project

Recently our school received a generous donation of audio books on CD. But, there is just one problem. We do not have CD players for students to listen to the books on. Audio books are a great go to for struggling upper grade readers who want to read grade level books, but do not yet possess the reading skills to successfully read those books.

That is why this project is so important it will provide 5 portable CD players that students will be able to checkout out of the library.

With funding this project, struggling readers will now be able to checkout audio books and a CD player and listen a book anywhere!

Mrs. Henderson
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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

This project will reach 715 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ665 - Portable CD Player • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 5 $449.95

Materials cost

$449.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$36.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$523.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.36

Total project goal

$615.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$615.73

2 Donors

-$613.96

Donations toward project cost

-$522.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$91.87

match offer

-$1.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$1.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.22

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.26

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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