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Mr. Goldberg from Brooklyn NY is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Robots Are Beyond Our Control!

Help me give my students 6 desperately needed iPads for their robotics program.

  • $2,400 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I like to think of our school library as "The Little Library That Could." Housed in a converted classroom fitted with a circulation desk, air conditioner, and water fountain, the library provides a cozy, joyful retreat for students as they discover and explore the world of children's literature.

My school serves Pre-K through 5th grade students in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.

Many of our families are first generation residents from the West Indies struggling to make ends meet. Eighty-seven percent of our students are eligible for free lunch. The economic downturn has hit our school community particularly hard.

Poverty and unemployment are unacceptably high, while our budget continues to tighten. Further, we must compete with new local charter schools possessing greater resources and more attractive, state-of-the-art facilities. Our dedicated teachers work tirelessly to engage students as these new schools aggressively market themselves to our best and brightest.

Too many of our students come from homes with few books to call their own, yet I am heartened by the tremendous enthusiasm and joy the children express as we explore a wide selection of fiction and nonfiction books together. Students beam as they leave my library with borrowed books to read.

My Project

Through the hard work and dedication of our school staff, we were awarded a sizable grant which allowed us to purchase a variety of robotics materials for our pre-k through 5th graders. However, due to the strict guidelines on how that grant money could be spent, were not able to purchase the iPads necessary for programming many of the new robots we received.

Having a very modest school budget, we are left in the awkward and frustrating position of having a new, well-stocked Robotics/Computer Science makerspace which we are unable to fully implement with our students.

The six iPads I am seeking will make a world of difference to our students and teachers!

Mr. Goldberg
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $329.99 6 $1,979.94

Materials cost

$1,979.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$29.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,039.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$359.94

Total project goal

$2,399.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,399.58

9 Donors

-$2,218.55

Donations toward project cost

-$1,888.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$329.78

Matching donations from our partners

-$177.50

Match offers toward project cost

-$150.88

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.62

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

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$0.00

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