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Ms. Matthew from Menlo Park CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Preserving Our Work

Help me give my students a laminator machine and laminating sheets so that we can laminate visuals.

  • $185 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher, I feel like one of the luckiest people in the world to get to work with 24 wonderful students every day. I work in a Title I school in East Palo Alto, California. My school has about 90% of our students who qualify for free or reduced price lunch. All of my students come from families that do many things to help provide their children with happy and healthy lives. Unfortunately, many of my parents are either unable to provide their children with the proper education tools or are unaware of the proper education tools to help their children.

Many of the families have both parents working multiple jobs or even just one parent active in their lives working multiple jobs.

My kids come to school happy every day, ready to learn, excited about life, and I just want to give them the best education possible.

My Project

Being in a low income school district, most of the visual in my class are made by me. They are then used by multiple students over the course of the year. If the papers are not laminated then they have to be remade after almost every class. If we had a laminator and the laminating pouches we could make the visuals last years instead of days.

Please help our materials last longer.

A laminator will help save time, paper, and frustration. The students and I would greatly appreciate your donations towards a new laminator. Please consider helping us bring this tool into our classroom.

Ms. Matthew
Grades 3-5
  • Willow Oaks School
  • Menlo Park, CA
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Clear Thermal Laminating Plastic Paper Laminator Sheets - 8.9 Inch x 11.4 Inch, 200-Pack • Amazon Business $18.00 3 $54.00
Dahle 12e Vantage Paper Trimmer, 12" Cut Length, 15 Sheet, Automatic Clamp, Adjustable Guide, Metal Base with 1/2" Gridlines, Guillotine Paper Cutter • Amazon Business $36.96 1 $36.96
AmazonBasics Thermal Laminator Machine • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99

Materials cost

$114.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$157.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.74

Total project goal

$184.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$184.93

1 Donor

-$184.93

Donations toward project cost

-$157.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.74

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$0.00

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