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Mrs. T. from Bronx NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back To Basics!

Help me give my students by donating the basics (paper, notebooks, markers) necessary for us to exist in a classroom.

  • $1,010 goal

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My Students

The students from my school live in one of the poorest Congressional Districts in the country. Many of our students are English language learners who live day-to-day and view coming to this public school as a way to escape their home lives. We try our best to provide students with access to after school programs and technology, but with major budget cuts, we can no longer afford to fund student-centered projects. It has become increasingly difficult to offer services to our English Language Learners as well as our large population of students with Special Needs.

My Project

We need so much for our classroom! We are starting the fourth month of the school year and already we have run out of looseleaf paper, notebooks, cleaning supplies, markers, etc. We are asking for these basic supplies for our classroom and also for a storage cabinet that locks and a cable lock for a cabinet that does not lock. It always seems like our supplies walk away on their own so we need to ensure that we can keep our supplies safe!

My students come from a disadvantage that they often do not have basic schools supplies like notebooks and looseleaf paper.

We are also asking for a larger garbage can for the classroom so that we can securely throw our trash away. With 140 students, are tiny garbage can gets full very quickly!

Mrs. T.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Mesh Incline Sorter, 5 Sections, Black, 12"H x 11 1/4"W x 7 1/4"D • Staples Advantage $31.69 4 $126.76
Staples 2-Drawer Vertical File Cabinet, Locking, Letter, Black, 18"D (52145) • Staples Advantage $101.99 1 $101.99
Master Lock 719D Laminated Steel Cable Lock • Staples Advantage $87.99 1 $87.99
simplehuman Code K Custom Fit Trash Can Liner, (240 Count), 35-45 Liter / 9-12 Gallon • Staples Advantage $84.69 1 $84.69
Staples Copy Paper, 20 Lb., 92 Bright, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 10-Ream Case (135848) • Staples Advantage $35.78 2 $71.56
CyberPower 6' Cord 8-Outlet Heavy-Duty Power Strip, Yellow (CYBDS806MYL) • Staples Advantage $18.29 3 $54.87
VTech CS6719-2 DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone System with Caller ID/Call Waiting • Staples Advantage $51.99 1 $51.99
simplehuman Slim Step Trash Can, Grey, 10.5 Gallon • Staples Advantage $46.59 1 $46.59
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon & Lime Blossom Scent, 80 Wipes/Canister, 4/Pack (90641) • Staples Advantage $14.99 3 $44.97
Staples Pre-Sharpened Wood Pencils, No. 2, 48/Pk • Staples Advantage $2.86 11 $31.46
Staples 1-Subject Notebook, 7" x 5", College Ruled, 80 Sheets, Assorted, 3/Pack (11670) • Staples Advantage $4.99 4 $19.96
Staples Whiteboard Dry-Erase Cleaning Wipes, 50/Pk • Staples Advantage $3.55 5 $17.75
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Assorted Fashion Colors, 24/pk (75846) • Staples Advantage $14.78 1 $14.78
Staples College Filler Paper, 8.5"W x 11"H, 400/Pack (27521) • Staples Advantage $6.81 2 $13.62
Westcott 8" Kleenearth Scissors, Straight-Handle, 2/Pack • Staples Advantage $13.29 1 $13.29
Sharpie Accent Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 12/pk (25053) • Staples Advantage $9.79 1 $9.79
GE 15' Line Phone Cord (White) • Staples Advantage $8.99 1 $8.99
Sharpie Chisel Tip Permanent Markers, Assorted, 8/pk (38250PP) • Staples Advantage $5.14 1 $5.14
Staples Notepads, 5" x 8", Narrow, White, 50 Sheets/Pad, 12 Pads/Pack (51296/23642) • Staples Advantage $4.51 1 $4.51
Staples Wire Mesh Pencil Holder, Black, 4 2/10"H x 3 7/10"D • Staples Advantage $2.99 1 $2.99
Staples Dry-Erase Board Eraser 4.7"L x 1.8"W, Black (13612) • Staples Advantage $0.77 3 $2.31

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