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Ms. Mercadante from Lynn MA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ties for Professional Appearance!

My students need ties for a school presentation. They will wear these ties in school and also out of school in the future!

  • $234 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

When you step into my classroom, you can instantly pick up on the positivity of each and every one of my students. They are motivated, determined, inspiring, and ambitious young men and women. Everyone in my classroom is striving to become bilingual or even tri-lingual. The atmosphere is a fun and safe environment where students are free to explore and expand their knowledge.

Students from all over the world sit in front of me each and every day.

My students are in their mid to late teens and recently came to the United States in hopes of a better life for themselves and their families. In addition to attending school daily, most of them also work thirty to forty hours a week after school. They always enter the classroom enthusiastic and motivated. My students are eager to learn, succeed, and make the world a better place

My Project

My students need ties in order to dress professionally for an in-class presentation. They will use this attire in the future to be young professionals. Last year when I did this project, it was more meaningful to my students than I could have ever imagined and this is why I have decided to do it again. My students need ties. This project is one that is intended to benefit my students for a lifetime. So many people do not have a tie or even know how to tie one. It is an important skill that helps one enter into the professional world prepared and confident. I will give each of the ties to a student (the males and the females) and dedicate a day to teaching them how to tie the ties. Students will be required to wear the ties in a classroom presentation and will keep the ties after.The goals of the project are to encourage students to enter and to feel a part of the adult, professional world.

These students will never forget this project.

Having their own ties and knowing how to tie it, will make them feel mature, professional, and included. Hopefully, these ties are something they will be able to wear for graduation, college interviews, job interviews, and for a special occasion they want to be dressed up for.

Ms. Mercadante
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Men's Stripe Necktie Business Suit Skinny Slim Ties Cravat Mixed Set 6 Pack (Tie set 5) • Amazon Business $13.13 3 $39.39
DANF0061 Discount For Husband Satin Solids Set of 5 Skinny Ties - Pink,Medium Blue,Gold,Dark Magenta,Green By Dan Smith • Amazon Business $13.81 2 $27.62
DANF0056 Birthday Gift Idea Solids Polyester Set of 5 Skinny Ties - White,Pink,Blue,Dark Violet,Sea Green By Dan Smith • Amazon Business $13.81 2 $27.62
DANF0031 Multicolored Polyester 5cm-width Thin Ties Fitness For Marriage Skinny Ties - 5 Styles Available Classic For Husband By Dan Smith • Amazon Business $9.88 2 $19.76
DANF0046 Multicolored Polyester Thin Ties Creative Series Skinny Ties - 5 Styles Available Love Shopstyle By Dan Smith • Amazon Business $7.88 2 $15.76
Men's Stripe Necktie Business Suit Skinny Slim Ties Cravat Mixed Set 6 Pack (set 19) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
DAN2021 Infinity Presents Idea Multicoloured Plain Woven Microfiber 5 Skinny Ties Set Excellent Rack By Dan Smith • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
DAN3004 Selection Design Microfiber - 5 Skinny Ties Set Perfect Brand By Dan Smith • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35

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