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Mr. Perry from Madison NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Slicing Into the Future With a Plasma Cutter

My students need modern equipment for metal cutting and fabrication. My students often struggle to fabricate pieces without a plasma cutter. Without modern tools, my students will not learn the skills that they will need.

  • $696 goal

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My Students

Our school is a small, rural school in a high-poverty area. Agriculture and the agriculture program is very important, but sometimes this program can be expensive and therefore struggles to provide basic expendable equipment. The Instruction that I provide will hopefully provide a lifetime of knowledge and good habits.

These students are wonderful, excited young men and women, many of whom come from conflicted families and we try to use their education as one way to give them a leg up and help them to do better than their parents did.

My Project

Plasma cutters are modern tools for metal fabrication and design. This essential educational tool is missing in our shop.

It is difficult to teach students to succeed if they do not have the tools of success, my students are hungry to learn, but starved for the tools.

This plasma cutter will teach my students how to cut and fabricate metal as they will in college or in a career.

Not every student goes on to a career in metallurgy. Regardless of their chosen college or career path, the skills they learn in my classroom set them up for future success!

Mr. Perry
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lotos LTP5000D 50Amp Non-Touch Pilot Arc Plasma Cutter, Dual Voltage 110V/220V, 1/2 Inch Clean Cut • Amazon Business $410.01 1 $410.01
Lotos set of Nozzle Electrode and Cup 40-Piece PCON40 for Lotos LTP5000D LTP6000 LTPDC2000D LTPAC2500 • Amazon Business $99.22 1 $99.22
Antra AH6-260-0000 Solar Power Auto Darkening Welding Helmet with AntFi X60-2 Wide Shade Range 4/5-9/9-13 • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99

Materials cost

$553.22

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$591.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.39

Total project goal

$695.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$695.91

8 Donors

-$459.07

Donations toward project cost

-$443.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.45

match offer

-$174.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$147.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$62.84

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$0.00

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