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Ms. Alea from Paterson NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Robot Part 2

My students need pliers, wrenches, safety glasses and gloves in order to bring their robot 'to life'.

  • $539 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The robotics team is comprised of 30 smart, creative, enthusiastic and dedicated students. They have a strong desire to succeed and love competing. We are a second season rookie team and have just the basics to work with, thanks to a fully funded project! Given the right tools and materials I am confident that these students can create a competitive robot.

Our school is in Paterson, NJ and serves families at a low socioeconomic level.

The district is working with a small budget that gets smaller every year. There is no money available to purchase materials or to pay entrance fees for competitions. My students are coming up with many imaginative ways to raise money for our needs. Among the many suggestions from students was the idea of reaching out to generous people through Donors Choose!

The students' enthusiasm is really contagious, but enthusiasm alone is not enough. We need tools and materials. These students want to prove that being poor does not equal being unsuccessful. Through your generosity my students will be able to show that they have what it takes to succeed.

My Project

Thanks to generous donors our first project for basic tools was fully funded! This proposal, for additional pliers, wrenches and better safety glasses and gloves, will make building our robot a reality. Together, these projects will give my students a well supplied workshop where any tool they might need will be there for them to use. A stocked workshop of our own was just a dream until now!

Our second season as an FRC team is going to be even better than our first.

My student's pride and self-confidence will soar when they are working in their own space using their own tools.

Ms. Alea
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK18216778T Socket Wrench Set14 38 Dr60 pc • Grainger $90.72 1 $90.72
TK18216783T Steel Plier Sets ESD Safe No Number of Pieces 3 Dipped Handle Spring Return No • Grainger $53.63 1 $53.63
TK18216786T Safety GlassesClear • Grainger $1.85 20 $37.00
TK18216779T Fast Release Locking Plier Sets Number of Pieces 3 Jaw Capacity 0 to 2-14 Soft Grip Handle • Grainger $32.79 1 $32.79
TK18216781T C-Clamp10IronRegular Duty2850 lb. • Grainger $29.27 1 $29.27
TK18216784T Hacksaw12 In. LRubber Handle2 pcs. • Grainger $28.73 1 $28.73
TK18216782T Needle Nose Pliers Jaw Length 3-18 Jaw Width 38 Jaw Bend 0 Tip Width 532 • Grainger $24.67 1 $24.67
TK18216811T General Utility Pro Gloves Embossed Synthetic Leather Palm Material Black L PR 1 • Grainger $11.40 2 $22.80
TK18216812T Pro Gloves Black XL PR 1 • Grainger $11.40 2 $22.80
TK18216787T Safety GlassesClearUncoated • Grainger $1.72 10 $17.20
TK18216785T Hack SawCompact12-12 In L10 In Blade • Grainger $13.43 1 $13.43
TK18216780T C-Clamp6IronLight Duty1550 lb. • Grainger $10.90 1 $10.90

Materials cost

$383.94

Vendor shipping charges

$38.39

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$458.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.84

Total project goal

$538.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$538.93

1 Donor

-$538.93

Donations toward project cost

-$458.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.84

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$0.00

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