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Mrs. Nix from Utica NY is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

To CHARGE or Not to CHARGE? That Is the Question.

Help me give my students a charging station for their battery-draining mobile devices.

  • $161 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach in an urban, diverse school of 3,000+ students in the heart of Central New York. A typical classroom can have students from Myanmar, Somalia, Bosnia, and Belarus learning side-by-side with students who have never left the state. It makes for quite an interesting teaching and learning experience!

Our school is, even by our state's own calculations, drastically underfunded.

We are a refugee relocation city, and many of our students are the sons and daughters of newly arrived immigrants. Built for 2,000 students, our school is incredibly overcrowded. Teachers share classrooms, students share textbooks, and space is at a premium. Students often do not have access to even the most basic of learning materials, and teachers either pay for it out of their own pockets or the students go without. Even still, it is my goal to make my classroom a safe and versatile space where students can reach their fullest potential!

My Project

We use tech in my class. A lot! The first thing students do when they enter my English classroom is to grab their Chromebooks and start work on their daily bellringer activity. Whether it is online collaboration, peer editing documents, or playing interactive skill-building games, my students are constantly on one device or another. As lightweight and portable as these Chromebooks are (and we are so thankful to have them!), sometimes it is just easier for my students to use their phones. And therein lies the problem: my students are constantly asking, "Miss, do you have a charger?"

I hope to build a universal charging station where my students can replenish their cell phone batteries.

After 80 minutes of nonstop use in my class (for academic purposes, I promise!), students need a place where they can charge up those taxed batteries so they can never use low battery life as a reason not to participate in class.

I purposely asked for inexpensive universal chargers that won't break my heart (or the bank) if, like most tech, they are obsolete in two years.

Mrs. Nix
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
USB Type C Cable, Anker [2-Pack 3ft] Premium Nylon USB-C to USB-A Fast Charging Type C Cable, for Samsung Galaxy S10 / S9 / S8 / Note 8, LG V20 / G5 / G6 and More(Black) • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
6 Ports Desktop Charging Station,USB Hub Fast Wall Charger with QC 2.1,Compatible for Smart Phones, Tablets, and Other Electronics (Purple) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Magic Faster Wireless Charger 10W Wireless Charger Station Qi-Certified,Universal Wireless Charging Station Pad Compatible for Smart Phones and Other QI Devices(No AC Adapter,1 Pack) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Magic Faster Wireless Charger 10W Wireless Charger Black Ultra Slim Qi-Certified,Universal Wireless Charging Station Pad Compatible for Smart Phones and Other QI Devices(No AC Adapter,1 Pack) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Magic Faster Wireless Charger 10W Wireless Charger Star Shinning Qi-Certified,Universal Wireless Charging Station Pad Compatible for Smart Phones and Other QI Devices(No AC Adapter,1 Pack) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Magic Fast Wireless Charger 10W Wireless Charger Ultra Slim Black Qi-Certified,Universal Wireless Charging Pad Compatible for Smart Phones (No AC Adapter) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Magic Faster Wireless Charger 10W Wireless Charger Black Ultra Slim Qi-Certified,Universal Wireless Charging Station Pad Compatible for Smart Phones and Other QI Devices(No AC Adapter,1 Pack) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Wireless Charger Magic Array Ultra Slim Wireless Charging Pad,Qi Fast Wireless Charger Mount for with iPhone Xs/Xs Max/XR/X/8/8 Plus,Samsung Galaxy S10/S9/S8 Note9/8/S7/5 and All Qi-Enabled Phone. • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$104.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$136.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.08

Total project goal

$160.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$160.55

2 Donors

-$143.97

Donations toward project cost

-$136.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.58

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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