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Mrs. Pauline from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to Basics

My students need multi-colored paper, sharpened pencils, and a box of copy paper.

  • $281 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My seventh and eighth grade students come to school carrying piles of stress and the impact of tragedies on their shoulders. They face more troubles in their short lives than I would hope to face in a lifetime. Yet, despite their hardships, they continue to amaze me.

My students attend school in a building that is over 100 years old with a lack of resources; yet, they harness the potential to change the world.

They just need access to resources to reach and realize their full potential. Now, that is where amazing people like you come in.

My Project

Pencils and copy paper are staples in a math classroom. The paper is used to make copies of homework, classwork, tests, and letters home. The pencils are the tools of the trade; my students should not have to worry about having a functional pencil. The pre-sharpened pencils will allow me to take an extra worry off of my students' shoulders and give them the opportunity to focus on their work.

Basic school supplies are essential to the success in a classroom for any student.

With these supplies, I can ensure that all of my students will be given the opportunity to see, hear, and practice the middle school math skills and concepts.

Mrs. Pauline
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quill Brand Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 92 Bright, 20 LB, 10 Reams of 500 Sheets • Quill.com $52.99 1 $52.99
Dixon No2 Oriole Pencil Pre-sharpened - 12 Count • Teachers' School Supply $4.67 5 $23.35
Quill Brand Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Blue, 500 sheets • Quill.com $11.04 2 $22.08
Quill Brand Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Green, 500 sheets • Quill.com $11.04 2 $22.08
Quill Brand Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Pink, 500 sheets • Quill.com $11.04 2 $22.08
Quill Brand Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Yellow Goldenrod, 500 sheets • Quill.com $11.04 2 $22.08
Quill Brand Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Canary Yellow, 500 sheets • Quill.com $11.04 2 $22.08
Ecology Recycled Filler Paper Pack • Teachers' School Supply $2.89 5 $14.45

Materials cost

$201.19

Vendor shipping charges

$4.16

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$238.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.07

Total project goal

$280.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$280.44

1 Donor

-$280.44

Donations toward project cost

-$238.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.07

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$0.00

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