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Ms. Gallagher from Philadelphia PA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Middle School Paper Problems

Help me give my students a working printer and ink that can create resources that fit their individual needs.

  • $450 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

7th and 8th grade can be an extremely challenging time both academically and personally, even more so when students lack the most basic school supplies. Students in my class have so much potential just waiting to be unlocked. As a teacher in a low-income school, I strive to ensure that my students are provided with an engaging and rigorous education that instills in them the passion to be lifelong learners.

Many of my students are designated Special Ed or ESOL and come from single-parent households.

Most of the textbooks in my classroom are as old as the students using them, and it shows. Because of this, most of what I teach comes directly from primary sources or other materials that I manipulate and copy for my students directly.

My Project

All of my middle school students want to learn but there are many obstacles that stand in their way. One of the most frequent obstacles that students face is not having appropriate age level resources. As a teacher I try to make sure that I can provide my students with the resources that they need but technology issues often prevent that. The two copiers at my school are often broken and unavailable for coping. When the copiers are working they jam frequently which means I am unable to make enough copies for my classes.

The printer will serve many purposes in my classroom.

I will be able to print different resources for my students who are all on different reading levels. Students will no longer have to share handouts on days that the copier jams.

I also teach many students with IEPs and who are ESOL. One of the accommodations that I make for students with difficultly writing is the ability to type assignments. The printer and ink will allow me to print student work as well. Students' faces light up when they see their work displayed in the classroom.

The printer, ink, and paper will make make a huge difference in the classroom.

Ms. Gallagher
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 85 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 All-in-One Printer • Staples Advantage $179.99 1 $179.99
HP 902XL/902 High Yield Black and Standard C/M/Y Color Ink Cartridges, Combo 4/Pack (T0A39AN#140) • Staples Advantage $71.99 1 $71.99
Staples Copy Paper, 20 Lb., 92 Bright, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 10-Ream Case (135848) • Staples Advantage $35.78 1 $35.78
Staples Poster Board, White, 22"H x 28"W, 10/Pk • Staples Advantage $3.11 8 $24.88
U.S. & World Wall Maps, 40" x 28" • Staples Advantage $21.99 1 $21.99
Learning Resources Inflatable Globe, Light Up • Staples Advantage $12.29 1 $12.29

Materials cost

$346.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$382.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.43

Total project goal

$449.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$449.55

4 Donors

-$440.73

Donations toward project cost

-$382.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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