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 »
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.


Mr. S. from Indianapolis IN is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Projecting The Path to College

My students need an LCD Projector.

  • $1,006 goal

This project expired on January 23, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

NEWSFLASH! The old days of school, where the teacher stands at the board and lectures students, are GONE! Students these days are submerged in a hyperstimulating environment that constantly has them guessing and reacting to new challenges.

The job market that my students are going to enter following their academic careers is also multifaceted and fast paced.

In order to ensure that they are prepared with the skills to succeed in college, and eventually the work force, I need to be able to engage my students in many ways, breaking the restraints that a 4 inch piece of chalk places on a teacher without 21st century technology. In order to be successful, college is a must for my students. Unfortunately, many of the expectations that exist in the community in which they live do not support that ever occurring, which highlights the necessity of an engaging, rigorous, and welcoming classroom where all students feel supported and all students learn! As a school, we work alongside our parents to support our students and show them that we expect them to college and we expect them to succeed. Any additional resources we receive make this a task our students can more easily accomplish.

My Project

With an LCD projector, the students in my classroom will be able to engage with the material through a number of different media (games, simulations, notes). I look forward to showing videos about how geometry relates to the physical structures they see in their everyday lives and follow it up with animated examples that bring math to life, rather than make simply words on a page! Most importantly, having an LCD projector will allow me to plan lessons, during which I am set free from the chalk board to roam the room and offer support to all students, and ensure they are mastering the fundamental skills necessary in middle school to get them to and through college.

For my students, going to college has the opportunity to not only change their life paths, but the path of their entire family.

Ensuring they receive a rigorous and engaging education from as early as possible increases the likelihood they will enjoy academics and strive to pursue their goals relentlessly, despite the challenges they may face outside of school.

Mr. S.
Grades 6-8
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

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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 Mr. S. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SAMSUNG SP-L300W MM PROJECTOR -- Samsung SPL300W Multimedia Projector • Quill $799.99 1 $799.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Indianapolis","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[565747],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IN","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":423507,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":200,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. S.","authorIds":{"565747":{"owner":"Mr. S.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[423507],"proposalHash":"-241308544","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":46265,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjUzNjg=","NTc1Mjgx"],"teacherId":565747,"schoolCounty":"Marion","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IN","name":"Indiana"}}