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Mr. Barthel from Bertha MN is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students these tools, sander and a router to help them build their future.

  • $911 goal

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My Students

My students are from a small town with working-class people, who value education as a way to get ahead in life. Many of them could be the first generation to go on to a post-secondary school. They all have dreams but so often those dreams get put on hold due to a lack of some basic items that will show them what is out there for them. I feel like it is my duty as a teacher to show each of them that there are careers out there that they would succeed at and enjoy but so many of them don't even know that those careers are out there.

My Project

Many of my classes are growing and with more and more students coming through my class we are in need of more tools and machines so the students can keep their social distance while working on their woodshop projects. Many of the current tools and machines that we have are wearing out so to keep the students working we are in need of more sanders and another router.

I have so many special students who are looking to work more and stand around and wait less while in my class.

If I can get these machines into their hands we will keep them working and motivated.

Mr. Barthel
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK44175974T Right Angle Random Orbit Sander Corded PSA 5 Pad Size 4.5 Amps Variable Speed Type • Grainger $123.73 4 $494.92
TK44175973T Fixed Base Router2 14 HP12A23000RPM • Grainger $203.18 1 $203.18
TK44175975T V-Groove Cut Profile Router Bit Carbide Tipped 38 Cutter Dia. • Grainger $17.30 2 $34.60

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