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Mrs. Carey from Allentown PA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listen Up!

Help me give my students headphones to use for a variety of therapeutic and learning activities in the classroom.

  • $304 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a school-based partial hospitalization program. Students suffer from mental illnesses and are recovering from hospital stays and/or trying to re-integrate into the public school setting. All of the students have special needs and mental health diagnoses, ranging from depression to anxiety to autism. I work with two counselors who provide on site counseling services and group therapy.

Our students face many social, emotional and learning challenges.

Every day stressors, such as schedule changes, deadlines, or dealing with relationships with peers can become overwhelming to them. Our students lack basic coping strategies to deal with the little curve balls that life throws at them. In addition, many of the students have learning disabilities, or have difficulty keeping up due to absences. We provide counseling as well as teaching to students. We have a self-contained environment with flexible scheduling.

Our school is located in center city Allentown, PA. Many of our students come from low-income homes. Eighty-five percent of our population qualifies for free or reduced lunch.

My Project

Last year, thanks to donors like you, our class was outfitted with materials to make a space for students to relax, that we like to call the reset room. As part of this project, we were gifted two pairs of noise cancelling headphones for the students to use.

The use of headphones has been a big help to our class.

We use them for many different things. Sometimes students use them to listen to music to block out stimuli. Sometimes they use them with a laptop or iPad to listen to audio books. I have a student who has been in the US for less than a year and uses headphones to complete language lab activities. Needless to say, our headphones are getting a lot of use! One of the headphone jacks broke so we are down to one set for everyone to use.

If we had headphones for every student, this would be a huge help. In addition to the activities mentioned, students can use headphones to have computerized tests read to them, or complete virtual science lab activities. Such a simple item really opens doors for my students due to their needs.

Mrs. Carey
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sony MDRZX110/BLK ZX Series Stereo Headphones (Black) • Amazon Business $14.99 15 $224.85

Materials cost

$224.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$258.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.57

Total project goal

$303.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$303.79

2 Donors

-$297.52

Donations toward project cost

-$258.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.27

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$0.00

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