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Ms. R. from Yonkers NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

South Bronx to New Orleans: Kids Helping Katrina Victims

The cost of pens, composition books, backpacks, pencils, and other school supplies is $1445, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,445 goal

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We are a group of three First Grade Teachers in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. Our school is a new public charter school, thriving in the poorest congressional district in the country. Having opened just one year ago, the school community is both new and tight knit. Dealing with the struggles of life in our neighborhood is a challenge everyday for our students and our families. Outside there are shootings, there are gangs, there are odds stacked against children on each city corner. Inside, we provide the students and families with a community they are proud to be a part of -- a community which consistently reinforces the importance of being a devoted, productive, helpful individual; a community that is aware, active, and relentless. Our students know about Hurricane Katrina. They watch the news, they see the papers, they have friends and relatives in New Orleans. When they talk about the hurricane, they are understandably sad and confused. Although most of our students are living at or near the poverty line, they are concerned about how things can possibly get better for the children impacted by Katrina. As members of the greater community, our students would truly benefit from the opportunity to be agents of change. The materials in this proposal (bookbags, pencils, crayons, pencil sharpeners, paper, notebooks, pens, erasers, scissors, and rulers) will provide "Classroom Care Packages" for 66 children whose lives have been turned upside down by Hurricane Katrina. Our 66 First Grade students will write letters, send pictures, and pack up 66 individual "Classroom Care Packages" to ship to their peers in New Orleans. Your generosity will not only help young victims of Hurricane Katrina have the materials they need to start their school year -- you will be helping to instill purpose and human responsibility into our students' evolving definition of community.

Ms. R.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 66 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR752RDX - Take-Home Backpack - Set of 10 - Red • Lakeshore Learning $47.50 2 $95.00
RR752GRX - Take-Home Backpack - Set of 10 - Green • Lakeshore Learning $47.50 2 $95.00
RR752BUX - Take-Home Backpack - Set of 10 - Blue • Lakeshore Learning $47.50 3 $142.50
Paper Mate(R) Janus Block Erasers, Large, Box Of 40 • Office Depot Inc. $9.17 2 $18.34
Office Depot(R) Wood 2 Pencils, Medium Soft Lead, Pack Of 72 • Office Depot Inc. $2.96 10 $29.60
Office Depot(R) Scissors For Kids, 5quot Blunt Tip, Pack Of 2 • Office Depot Inc. $2.51 33 $82.83
Fashion Composition Book, 100 Pages, 7 1/2quot x 9 3/4quot, Assorted Colors • Office Depot Inc. $1.97 66 $130.02
Binney amp Smith Crayola(R) Standard Crayon Set, Tuck-Box, Assorted Colors, Box Of 16 • Office Depot Inc. $1.43 66 $94.38
Mead(R) Wireless Neatbook(R), 1 Subject, Wide Ruled, 8quot x 10 1/2quot, 80 Pages • Office Depot Inc. $1.34 66 $88.44
Riverside Paper Groundwood Assorted Color Construction Paper, 9quot x 12quot • Office Depot Inc. $1.07 66 $70.62
BIC(R) Round Stic(R) Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, 10 mm, Blue, Box Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $0.89 66 $58.74
Staedtler(R) Barrel Pencil Sharpener, Assorted Transparent Colors • Office Depot Inc. $0.62 66 $40.92
Office Depot(R) Acrylic Ruler, 12quot, Assorted Colors • Office Depot Inc. $0.53 66 $34.98

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