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Mrs. Robinson from Atlanta GA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Working to Work

My students need equipment to practice with for job skills. For example, if a student worked in a restaurant they might fold napkins, set a table or sort utensils.

  • $1,040 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are classified as moderately intellectually disabled (MOID). They can stay in school until they are 21 years old. During their stay in school, they not only absorb high school standards they also need to learn significant vocational skills that are extremely challenging.

My special needs students not only participate in the Georgia Alternative Assessments (GAA), where they learn high school standards.

They also partake in community based vocational instruction (CBVI) in the community. They learn job skills twice a week at a large department store in the community. They also visit several stores in the community once a month to explore the different job opportunities in the area. They understand that they need to practice numerous of job skills in order to obtain a specific job. Most of the males would love to work in the restaurants and the females want to work in the nail shops or a fast food store. One student stated that she would like to work in the cleaners. The special needs students would like working once they graduate from high school; however, some of them do not receive employment due to lack of skills. MOID students need to practice continuously just to be successful in one area.

My Project

The students follow a routine daily schedule. On their schedule is vocational skills where they practice prevocational skills. The classroom has ten hands-on vocational activity boxes in which they work with daily. Some of the students mastered the skills in the boxes. They are ready for some real-life activities. The ordered materials are real-life materials and items they can actually visualize and utilize on real job situations. They enjoy learning different assignments. Operating a real-life cash register will be exceedingly stimulating for them, but once they receive the opportunity to practice operating it they will master the task. Learning how to fold napkins with real silverware will also be a wonderful and exciting task for the students to master especially if they get a job in a restaurant. Discovering how to sort clothes and using a real laundry caddy will also be a skill in which the students will find achievable.

The needed donations will have a vast impact on the MOID (moderately intellectually disabled) students.

They will no longer have to just look at videos on how to assort laundry, operate a cash register or fold napkins. With the donated materials, they will be able to use the real-life materials. The donations will improve the students chances of obtaining a job and to be successful on a job. The students' will also be able to state that they have experience in a specific area on their resumes.

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

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Casio PCR T500 cash register • CDW-G $197.50 1 $197.50
ALEX Toys Craft My First Sewing Kit • Amazon Business $20.39 6 $122.34
HP Everyday Copy and Printr, 8-1/2 x 11 Inch, 20lb., 92 Bright, 5000 Sheets/10 Ream Case (200060C) • Amazon Business $44.99 2 $89.98
USPS Forever Stamps Star-Spangled Banner Roll of 100 (Fireworks) • Amazon Business $61.95 1 $61.95
Master Lock 1530T Combination Padlock, Bright Metallic, 2-Pack • Amazon Business $11.88 5 $59.40
DecoBros Heavy-Duty 3-Bag Laundry Sorter Cart • Amazon Business $44.87 1 $44.87
Carlisle 36141503 Duo-Pan Dustpan & Lobby Broom Combo, 3 Foot Overall Height, Black • Amazon Business $17.50 2 $35.00
Ikea 900.430.76 Fornuft 20-piece flatware set, stainless steel • Amazon Business $16.19 2 $32.38
Value Pack Assorted All Occasion Cards Box Set of 30 Different Designed Thinking of You, Blank Cards, Thank You, Congratulations & Birthday Greeting Cards Assortment in Bulk • Amazon Business $15.97 2 $31.94
Cotton Craft Napkins, 12 Pack Oversized Dinner Napkins 20x20 White, 100% Cotton, Tailored with Mitered corners and a generous hem, Napkins are 38% larger than standard size napkins • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Eveready LED Economy 1D Size Flashlight with Battery (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $10.60 2 $21.20
Tekz 45250 Metric Nut and Bolt Assortment - 475 Piece • Amazon Business $10.39 2 $20.78
Carson Dellosa Deluxe Calendar Pocket Chart (158156) • Amazon Business $18.96 1 $18.96
Ikea 900.430.76 Fornuft 20-piece flatware set, stainless steel • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Columbian #10 Self-Seal Security Tinted Envelopes, 4-1/8 x 9-1/2 Inch, White, 100 Per Box (CO284) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$787.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$54.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$883.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$155.92

Total project goal

$1,039.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,039.47

7 Donors

-$494.73

Donations toward project cost

-$420.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.21

Matching donations from our partners

-$544.74

Match offers toward project cost

-$463.03

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.71

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$0.00

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