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Mrs. Martin from Toccoa GA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Taking Control

Help me give my students the chance to learn how to run a small business. Our robotics team is always needing money for supplies, so we want to start a button business at school.

  • $192 goal

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My Students

My students are from an area that was the home to the 101st paratroopers featured in HBO's Band of Brothers. The training camp has long since shut down and most of the industry that was here has also left. Every student in the school can receive free lunch and breakfast.

My students are strong, confident, creative thinkers who are working to make this world a better place for us all.

Our group consist of 60% young men and 40% young women. They are hungry to learn more about careers in robotics, computer programming, marketing, and how to work in a collaborative group. They work before school, at lunch, recess, and after school. They want to succeed.

This year we want to make our group more self-sufficient. Running a robotics team takes money and we would like to start a business to help offset the cost. Your help would be greatly appreciated!

My Project

My robotics team is always needing something, so rather than doing regular fund raising activities I want them to start a small business to raise funds. As a team we sat down and chose button making as a way we thought we could raise money.

The students will create a small business plan and set production and sales goals throughout the year.

We would like to make our team self-sufficient and at the same time learn just what it takes to run a business.

We will make and sell buttons during special weeks throughout the year, like Homecoming, Valentines Day, Christmas, and sports weeks where we play our rivals.

Mrs. Martin
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mophorn Button Maker Button Maker Machine Button Badge Maker 1 Inch 25mm Aluminum Frame 500 Parts Circle Cutter (500pcs 1inch) • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
EK Tools Circle Punch, 1.25-Inch, New Package • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
EK tools Circle Punch, 1-Inch • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76

Materials cost

$122.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.46

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$162.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.74

Total project goal

$191.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$191.58

1 Donor

-$162.84

Donations toward project cost

-$162.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$28.74

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$0.00

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