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

New Year, New Tech!

Help me give my students supplies and technology to take their learning to the next level.

  • $164 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in our urban district are economically disadvantaged; the district qualifies for free breakfast and lunch for all students. I teach at a college preparatory high school that has a visual and performing arts magnet program within the high school.

Our district is recovering from a multi-year financial crisis and after many job and program cuts has recently been able to start investing in the arts again.

However, there are still many things we need to grow our program and help promote our district.

My Project

I have the opportunity to request a MIDI keyboard that works with my computer to digitally write out and transpose music for my students. It's currently on sale, and I'd love to be able to purchase it for my classroom.

In the fall, generous donors also helped me to purchase a binding machine to make the students' materials look professional on a limited budget.

I've been busy binding the students' piano books for the new semester. We are using quite a few of the plastic combs and are in need of refills! I'd also like to get some more sizes to be able to bind larger books.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.00 1 $49.00
Fellowes 52327 Plastic Comb Bindings, 5/8 Diameter, 120 Sheet Capacity, Black (Pack of 100 Combs) (3 Pack) • Amazon Business $38.98 1 $38.98
Fellowes 52367 Plastic Comb Bindings, 3/4" Diameter, 150 Sheet Capacity, Black (Pack of 100 Combs) • Amazon Business $11.57 1 $11.57
Fellowes 52326 Plastic Comb Bindings, 1/2" Diameter, 90 Sheet Capacity, Black (Pack of 100 Combs) • Amazon Business $8.16 1 $8.16

Materials cost

$107.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$139.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.59

Total project goal

$163.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$163.92

4 Donors

-$163.92

Donations toward project cost

-$139.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.59

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$0.00

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