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  • $513 goal

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Mrs. Lakind
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed
Student-led project

We Should be Able 2 Print... We Will be Able 2 Print

We need a color printer with ink, colorful paper, sticky notes, markers and pencils.

About My Students

Even though our school has gone Google a lot of my students want to print their work. At school we only have a black and white printer that mostly works. My students are Gifted and Talented and want to show off their work in every area. I am excited to get the chance to help them by getting a printer.

My students wanted to throw a coup d'etat so they could get a printer, but instead I said we could try to ask for a donation. So we compromised by writing the project request. My students want to be able to display their work and be proud of it. They only have a black and white printer available in my room. This printer does not show their work in its full glory, so they want a color printer and bright paper to really catch the attention of anyone that passes by.

Having a printer enables my students to depend on their own intrinsic motivation and look inside themselves to get work done. They will not have the excuse "I did not have a printer" any more to explain why they are not handing in work. My students are at an accelerated level and need to be able to preform higher levels of thinking, and they can. They want to show it off so others can learn from it. Printing out work, hanging it up and then commenting on each other's work or how it could be improved is something students will need to understand how to do later on in life, and here they are learning it in 7th grade.

In Their Own Words

We are hoping that we can receive this color ink printer along with ink. We are hoping to put this printer in our Math teacher's room. She allows us to come up at lunch to finish and print work. This positioning will allow easy access to students who really need to print their work. This project allows students to not feel anxious when asking a teacher to print out their work just before the due date.

We, the 3 girls that want to print, are going to bring this project to life by deciding a schedule with our teacher. Out of the 38 students in our grade, about half don't have printers or functional printers or money to buy ink. This project will allow us to complete projects for upcoming competitions such as National History Day. With all the work piling up, it will be difficult for the kids who don't have printers to be able to complete their work on time with ease while making it look good.

This project is important to our school and community because it will benefit the students and their parents. This project will solve the dilemma with students asking teachers to print out their items in their classrooms. We live in a dangerous neighborhood, and parents don't feel safe sending their kids to, for example, the library to print out their work. This printer will allow parents to feel at ease when their kids come to our safe school to print out their items.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hewlett Packard - HP 950-951 XL Four Pack- Black & Color Inkjet Ink Set • Amazon Business $123.95 1 $123.95
HP OfficeJet Pro 8610 Wireless All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer (A7F64A) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
HP 950 Black Original Ink Cartridge (CN049AN) • Amazon Business $22.99 3 $68.97
HP 951 Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Original Ink Cartridges, 3 pack (CR314FN) • Amazon Business $32.93 2 $65.86
Sharpie Ultra-Fine-Point Permanent Markers, 24-Pack Colored Markers (75847) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Paper Assortment, 24 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 500 Sheets, Cool • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Paper Assortment, 24 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 500 Sheets, Happy • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Paper Assortment, 24 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 500 Sheets, Vintage • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Post-it Notes Cube, 1 7/8 in x 1 7/8 in, Green Wave and Canary Wave, 400 Sheets/Cube, 3 Cubes/Pack (2051-3PK) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Dixon Oriole #2 Soft Pencils, Pre-Sharpened, Wood-Cased, Black Core, Box of 12, Yellow (12886) • Amazon Business $2.00 2 $4.00

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