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Ms. Mercado from San Jose CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Fresh Start

Help me give my students access to basic school supplies to be successful in the new school year.

  • $235 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are all from the same neighborhood. Most of them have been together since kindergarten. They are all like a family.

At our school, we pride ourselves on our ability to strive for greatness even when we often lack the resources to achieve it.

We overcome obstacles, as students rarely have access to and can bring the basic school supplies on the first day of school. There is little support at home, so students often must do twice as much work to catch up and be at grade level and the students who are at grade level must challenge themselves to achieve more.

My Project

It is that time of year again. One year comes to an end, and another is poised to begin. As I take stock of my room, I realize there are supplies missing. Supplies students desperately need to feel ready to learn in the fall. Can you imagine a year without pencils, scissors, or art supplies?

Supplies that seem ordinary can become essential to students who long to feel belonging at school.

Coming on the first day of school without the supplies you need can be embarrassing and awkward, but not in this classroom. Here, we make sure all students have what they need to be successful, all they need to bring is a positive attitude, and we will take care of the rest.

Ms. Mercado
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fiskars Blunt Tip Kids Scissors, 5 Inches, Assorted Colors, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $21.98 2 $43.96
Crayola 200 Ct Fine Line Markers, 10 Assorted Colors (58-8210) • Amazon Business $40.40 1 $40.40
Crayola Colored Pencils 12 Each (Pack of 24), Pre-sharpened, Assorted Colors - 68-0004 • Amazon Business $35.71 1 $35.71
Crayola Presharpened Number 2 Pencil Classpack, School Supplies, 144 Count • Amazon Business $20.54 1 $20.54
Childcraft Construction Paper, 9 x 12 Inches, Assorted Colors, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75

Materials cost

$153.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.03

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$199.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.24

Total project goal

$234.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$234.93

1 Donor

-$234.93

Donations toward project cost

-$199.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.24

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$0.00

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