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Mr. Haugen from Minneapolis MN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

You See a Shredder;We See a Job Skill

My students need a professional paper shredder to develop fine motor skills and to learn staying on task--a challenge for them since they have disabilities.

  • $370 goal

This project expired on June 8, 2018.

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My Students

We're a multicultural inner city school teaching young adults with disabilities what they need to be more independent. Their disabilities may be cognitive, emotional, mental, physical or a combination of all four.

My students are a motivated group of young adults with moderate to severe disabilities preparing for the work place.

They learn new skills by working with assistance with staff and their MOST favorite job is shredding paper. They love learning how to feed the paper into the machine and seeing instant results.


More than 3/4 of our school's student population come from low-income households and I've many immigrant students in my classroom.

My Project

You can help my students continue their work learning by helping us buy a new paper shredder (before our old one burns out!). Using a paper shredder helps students to learn how to stay on task and it also improves their fine motor skills.

Our present paper shredder--which is is used, cheap and undurable-- overheats 2-3 times a day.

It takes 40 minutes to cool down, which is frustrating to students and wastes work time.

The shredded paper is sold to the Humane Society and the profits are used by our classroom to set up a mock up "store," where students learn to shop, handle money, and handle social situations.

Anther benefit of shredding is it helps our school reduce waste. The paper is provided by the recycling bins in our classrooms.

The shredder will be used by other classrooms as well for the same purpose.

Mr. Haugen
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bonsaii EverShred Pro 4S30 10-Sheet 240-Min Running Micro-Cut Paper/CD/Credit Card Shredder with P-5 Security and 4 Casters, 7.9 Gallon Wastebasket • Amazon Business $279.99 1 $279.99

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