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Ms. O'Connor from Memphis TN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Seeing the World in Color

My students need color ink to be able to use illustrations and photographs to help them understand the world around them.

  • $198 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Almost all of my students live in poverty. They come to school with a smile every day when most people would give up. My students have a desire to do well and they want to do well in school. None of my students come into my class and say I don't want to learn today.

I am doing all that I can to help my students not become a statistic.

However; the current statistics show that African American, Hispanic, and low-income students enter 4th grade two years behind and by the time they reach 12th grade they are 4 years behind. Since all of my students are African American and most of them are low-income this gap my be even greater.

My Project

School is ever evolving and ever-changing. More and more of the content that students are exposed to is not in a textbook, but through current events and non-fiction articles. I often provide these resources to my students in black and white. When a student is reading a primary source about the Civil War and everything is gray and does not stand out. My students are missing out on some important details.

The students I teach are seven times more likely to drop out of school than their same age peers who come from families with higher incomes.

I strive every day to help my students and hope to provide them with as much content as I can in the 180 days that they are in my classroom.

Ms. O'Connor
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
V4INK 5 Packs New Replacement for HP 305A CE410X CE411A CE412A CE413A Toner Cartridge for use with HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color MFP M451nw,M451dn, M451dw, MFP M475dn, MFP M475dw, Pro 300 Color MFP M375nw • Amazon Business $68.07 2 $136.14

Materials cost

$136.14

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$168.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.68

Total project goal

$197.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$197.86

3 Donors

-$108.93

Donations toward project cost

-$92.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.34

match offer

-$88.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$75.59

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.34

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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