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Mrs. Leonard from Bridgeport CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Shredinator: Terminating Sensitive Material!

Help me give my students equipment needed to run an in-school shredding service — commercial paper shredder, locked shred bin and various supplies — to supplement their special vocational training, while providing a valuable disposal service to staff.

  • $431 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach high school students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities in a Transition Learning Center, which focuses on functional academics, job training, daily living skills and community access/safety.

My goal is to foster independence and develop vocational skills to help the students lead a productive life after high school.

The students in my program participate in these training activities as part of their overall education. They also run a coffee shop for teachers and staff in the school building, as well as prepare mailings for the school. Additionally, they travel to offsite jobs and work with our community partners.

My Project

My students with special needs require real-life experiences to practice vocational, daily living and communication skills. This shredding service will supplement my students' job skills training curriculum, while providing a valuable resource for staff.

The equipment requested will allow my students to provide an in-school shredding service to teachers needing to properly dispose of sensitive material while fostering job skills, independence and responsibility.

The students will need to practice communication skills when speaking with teachers regarding their needs to shred documents as well as practice daily living skills learning how to use the shredder, maintain the equipment, and procedures to dispose of the documents.

Mrs. Leonard
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics 24-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper, CD, and Credit Card Shredder with Pullout Basket • Amazon Business $152.00 1 $152.00
HSM Shredinator 30 Shred Bin (30shredll-44-720D) • Amazon Business $142.73 1 $142.73
50 Paper Shredder Clear Bags - Perfect Size For Most Paper Shredders up to 15 Gallons • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
AmazonBasics SP24 Shredder Sharpening & Lubricant Sheets - Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Fellowes 35250 Powershred Performance Oil, 12 oz. Bottle w/Extension Nozzle • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48

Materials cost

$331.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$366.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.59

Total project goal

$430.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$430.60

2 Donors

-$428.84

Donations toward project cost

-$366.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.83

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

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$0.00

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