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Ms. Chalmers
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

A New Beginning

My students need notebooks, pencils, pencil cases, and crayons.

My Students

It's hard to believe, but the school year is almost over. This means saying goodbye to the old students but looking forward to the new students.

I teach in a high poverty area where the families are struggling just to keep a roof over their heads and food in their mouths.

Asking them to purchase school supplies becomes an added burden. The school is located in New York City in East New York. It is an area hit hard with unemployment , which makes it hard for parents to buy school supplies. But my students have a desire to learn, they just lack the resources to make it possible.

My Project

These supplies will be used throughout the school year. The notebooks will be used for the subject areas such as writing, math and science. The pencils will be available to all the students who come to school without one but need it in order to complete school work. Some will be sent home to insure homework gets done. The pencil cases will contain the pencils and crayons to do and complete classwork.

Every child deserves a great education, but if you lack the basic supplies, you are pushed further back.

For many, this is their first time in school, and from this experience they will form their view on what school is like. Do the people there have their best intentions towards me? With your help, the answer will ring loud and clear. This is what your support will mean.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
COMPOSITION BOOK PRIMARY 100/SHT • School Specialty $3.03 30 $90.90
PAPER COMP BOOK SOFT 9.75'' X 7.75'' 48SHT/96PG - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.42 60 $85.20
POUCH PENCIL - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.04 50 $52.00
CRAYONS PRANG LARGE WAX MASTER CASE OF 200 • School Specialty $34.67 1 $34.67
PENCIL TICONDEROGA #2 PACK OF 96 • School Specialty $17.00 2 $34.00

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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