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Ms. Profita from Paterson NJ is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A New Beginning In America

My students need pencils, notebooks, construction paper, dry erase markers, glue sticks, backpacks, and numbers & alphabet stamps.

  • $618 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from an urban area with diverse backgrounds, so they are facing the challenge of learning English as well as maintaining their home language. This can be frustrating for anyone, so it is highly important that they are afforded a classroom environment that promotes their learning and well being.

They are enthusiastic, ambitious, and motivated learners.

I wish for each one of my students to have the opportunities that they so rightfully deserve in an environment that provides ample and worthwhile learning experiences.

My Project

It's astonishing how a hurricane named Maria affected so many lives in Puerto Rico. There are a number of students at my school that have made their way northeast with their families because they lost everything. I have to make sure as an educator and as a human being that I do my part to help them. I can only imagine what they feel, and I just want to make the school transition a bit easier for the children and their families.

One person can make a difference, and I know that I can be that person.

School supplies are a necessity in any classroom. I have requested supplies that the students need to use on a daily basis in class and at home. The dry erase markers will be used during independent, small group and large group activities. I have also requested number stamps and alphabet stamps, so that they can practice identifying the numbers and letters in English. The pencils and notebooks will be used for classwork and homework on an ongoing basis. The backpacks are for the children to store their supplies and belongings. The cost of supplies can add up, and I want to provide them with the necessary supplies, so it's one less thing for them to have to worry about. It is important that they receive the support and encouragement from their new school family and community.

Ms. Profita
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $18.21 2 $36.42
Dixon Ticonderoga Beginners Primary Size #2 Pencils with Erasers, Box of 12, Yellow (13308) • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
Pacon 6555 Rainbow Super Value Construction Paper Ream, 45 lb, 9 x 12, Assorted, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $9.53 3 $28.59
EXPO 86001 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Black (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $5.46 5 $27.30
Expo 80174 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Marker Pack, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, 4 Assorted Color Markers, Pack of 6 Blisters • Amazon Business $12.85 2 $25.70
LA924 - Follow-The-Dots Stamps - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LA925 - Follow-The-Dots Stamps - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Everest Luggage Backpack with Front and Side Pockets, Hot Pink/Black, Large • Amazon Business $10.17 2 $20.34
JJ132 - Sight-Word Puzzles - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Mead Composition Books / Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", 12 Pack (72936) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Everest Luggage Basic Backpack, Red, Medium • Amazon Business $9.52 2 $19.04
Dixon No. 2 Yellow Pencils, Wood-Cased, Black Core, 144-Count, Boxed (14412) • Amazon Business $8.67 2 $17.34
YH8D - Kids in Motion CD • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
Scotch Transparent Tape, Great Value, 3/4 x 1296 Inches, 6 Rolls, Boxed (600-6PK) • Amazon Business $14.71 1 $14.71
Crayola Washable Dry-Erase Markers, 12 Count • Amazon Business $4.41 3 $13.23
Trailmaker Super Popular Girls Backpack for School, Summer Camp, Travel and Outdoors! (Unicorn Adventure) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Everest Luggage Backpack with Front and Side Pockets, Navy/Khaki, Large • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Everest Luggage Backpack with Front and Side Pockets, Black, Large • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Everest Luggage Backpack with Front and Side Pockets, Royal Blue/Black, Large • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Everest Basic Backpack, Burgundy, One Size • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
LM830 - Follow-The-Dots Number Stamps • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
Everest Luggage Basic Backpack, Black, Medium • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Everest Luggage Basic Backpack, Teal Blue, Medium • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Scotch(R) Home and Office Masking Tape 3436-3, 3/4-inch x 54.6 Yards, 3 Pack • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
HH481 - Kid-Sized Paintbrushes - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 5 $9.95
BIC GSM144AZ-BLU Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Point Stick Pen, Medium Point, 1.0 mm Blue Ink, 144-Count • Amazon Business $9.01 1 $9.01
BAKER DEPOT 15 Holes Cylinder Silicone Mold For Handmade soap, jelly, Pudding, Cake Baking Tools, Set of 2 • Amazon Business $8.90 1 $8.90
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Do A Dot Art! Play and Learn Creative Activity and Coloring Book. Great For Learning Numbers, Letters and Shapes. Preschool Kindergarten Teacher Activities • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sharpie 25025 Tank Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Yellow, 12-Count • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $4.93 1 $4.93

Materials cost

$487.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$524.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.57

Total project goal

$617.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$617.16

11 Donors

-$322.16

Donations toward project cost

-$273.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.32

match offer

-$295.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$250.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.25

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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