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Mr. Merksamer from Dorchester MA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Young Authors Need Ink To Print

Help me give my students the ink needed to publish their incredible writing pieces.

  • $511 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Thank you for supporting my Mighty Murphy Champions! Our school serves the historic neighborhood of Dorchester (Boston). We are proud to be one of the most diverse school districts in the nation. Nearly one in every two students speaks a language other than English at home and our students come from 135 different countries.

My students apply themselves fully to cognitively challenging tasks throughout our extended school days and need encouragement to persevere.

It is my mission and goal to provide the most rigorous, yet absolutely encouraging environment for all of our young scholars. DonorsChoose.org is an essential tool providing resources otherwise unavailable to us.

My Project

The 4th graders in Room 208 have grown as writers, but one of their biggest motivations is seeing their work on display for readers. Our classroom is lucky to have a huge bulletin board right outside our classroom door, but we simply do not have ink for the laser printer that was donated to us.

The incredible sense of accomplishment and reward for perseverance in the research and writing process is magnified by printing and displaying their finished products.

The ink cartridges for our printer are extremely costly, much to our disappointment. We are hoping the love and kindness of supporters will help overcome this obstacle in front of the authors.

Mr. Merksamer
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP 201X C/M/Y Color Toner Cartridges, High Yield, 3/Pack (CF253XM) • Staples Advantage $298.89 1 $298.89
HP 201X Black Toner Cartridge, High Yield • Staples Advantage $98.89 1 $98.89

Materials cost

$397.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$433.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.54

Total project goal

$510.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$510.29

9 Donors

-$510.29

Donations toward project cost

-$433.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.54

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$0.00

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