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Ms. Briggs from Waterbury CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Project Lockdown

My students need the Intruder Defense System, a door barricade to keep them safe during lockdowns.

  • $183 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an often joyful, always lively bunch of kids growing up in an urban, inner-city environment. They're playful, they're dreamers, they're curious and they're thoughtful. They're diverse; they're America. Some of them shoulder responsibilities that children their age should not be charged with. Their resilience and tenacity would inspire you, as it does me, every single day. Our school is a loving, vibrant community in which my class, as 7th graders, are looked up to as leaders and motivators.

My Project

Due to recent events in our country, my students are understandably experiencing anxiety about school safety. For most of them, school is THE place where they feel safe, warm and cared for. But current events are putting all of that into question.

I'd like to do my part in making them feel as though our school is a still a safe haven, and that we will do all we can to protect them.

I'd like to test out the Barracuda Intruder Defense system in my classroom to help alleviate my students' fears.

Students will learn how to operate the Barracuda in a lockdown scenario, with the outcome being that they will feel safe and secure. If the system proves to be something we can implement with ease, then perhaps other teachers in our school will be able to submit requests for it and make our school even safer!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK16389451T Intruder Defense System For Use With 36 Vertical Doors • Grainger $111.89 1 $111.89

Materials cost

$111.89

Vendor shipping charges

$11.19

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$154.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.31

Total project goal

$182.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$182.07

1 Donor

-$182.07

Donations toward project cost

-$154.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.31

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$0.00

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