You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Merlos from Stockton CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Project Happy Sharks

Help me give my students a rechargeable speaker and a camera for many positive times for lunch. We implemented positive behavior where we reward every student.

  • $2,163 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a Title I school where all students receive free/reduced lunch. We have a high population of English learners. We are located in the southeast part of Stockton where there isn't much to offer the community or youth programs. Our students are excited and work really hard to increase their knowledge and meet our state expectations. Many of these students come from single families and/or broken homes. School is a safe zone for them and this gives them a positive atmosphere.

My Project

This project will benefit our entire school site, assisting our students with memories for photo taking for our yearbooks, and school web page as well as teaching our students that capturing memorable moments in their primary grades. Speakers are used for positive time during lunch time to enjoy music and positive moments as rewards for all. Our students live in southeast Stockton and do not have much positive programs in their community. Having these items would benefit students to capture wonderful memories outside of their community. Our project is to reach out to every student and show them being positive and showing good reads and capturing moments goes a long way.

Ms. Merlos
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Merlos is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm IS II Lens Bundle + Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens and 500mm Preset Lens + 32GB Memory + Filters + Monopod + Spider Tripod + Professional Bundle • Amazon Business $579.00 2 $1,158.00
ION Audio Tailgater Plus | Wireless Rechargeable 50-Watt Portable Speaker System With Easy-Pair, 50 Hour Battery Life, Microphone & Cable, AM/FM Radio and USB Charging For Smartphones & Tablets • Amazon Business $119.00 4 $476.00

Materials cost

$1,634.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$149.51

3rd party payment processing fee

$24.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,838.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$324.36

Total project goal

$2,162.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,162.38

1 Donor

-$2,162.38

Donations toward project cost

-$1,838.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$324.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Stockton","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6051058],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3757093,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/project-happy-sharks/3757093/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":891,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Merlos","authorIds":{"6051058":{"owner":"Ms. Merlos","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3757093],"proposalHash":"946067594","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp6051058_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1541802227740","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21313103,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjIyOTkzNQ=="],"teacherId":6051058,"schoolCounty":"San Joaquin","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}