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Ms. Smith from Philadelphia PA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to School Basics Help Us Start the Year Right!

My students need basic supplies that we can share as a community. These supplies will help us create beautiful, inspired work we can be proud of!

  • $522 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students need supplies. They need to have a community source from which to borrow, so that every child has an equal chance to create and imagine. Help our classroom to have an art shelf full of supplies, chart paper for inspiring daily messages, and pencils and pens to tell our stories with!

My students are in an inner-city school faced with many challenges.

They come to school with an eagerness to learn, but the lack of resources consistently dampen their spirits. These kids inspire me every day, and it would make me so happy to provide them with a stocked classroom on the first day of school.

My Project

I have requested colored pencils, markers, crayons, erasers, pencils, pens, chart paper, folders, and a classroom timer. Every child deserves to walk into school and know that they will be able to learn and produce their best work because those supplies will be available. When we design self-portraits on the first day, I can't imagine how nice it would be to see the relief in some students' eyes when they realize their broken pieces of crayons get to stay hidden in their backpacks. How amazing it would be to get out the markers and not have to throw away the first five we pick up because they are old and dried up! A student's morale is visibly heightened when there are supplies available that show they are valued.

Students want to give us their all.

They WANT to please us. Now, it's our turn to please them. Help our classroom function smoothly and with pride by providing us with the most basic of supplies as we head back to school this September!

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Ms. Smith
Grades 3-5
  • Ad Prima Charter School - Annex
  • Philadelphia, PA
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CHART PAPER RECYCLED 24X32 RULED 1-1/2 • School Specialty $24.69 4 $98.76
MARKER CRAYOLA BROAD LINE ORIGINAL CLASSPACK OF 256 • School Specialty $73.14 1 $73.14
PENCIL CRAYOLA COLORED CLASSPACK OF 462 • School Specialty $69.34 1 $69.34
KIT CRAYONS 16 COLOR SET OF 12 BOXES • School Specialty $37.26 1 $37.26
#2 PENCIL MIRADO PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $2.08 12 $24.96
FOLDERS HANGING LTR 1/3 P25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $9.39 2 $18.78
PENCIL ERASER BEVELED END MEDIUM PINK • School Specialty $0.56 30 $16.80
SHARPENER CRAYON HAND-HELD PACK OF 6 • School Specialty $10.92 1 $10.92
TIMER DIGITAL COUNT DOWN/UP - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $10.73 1 $10.73
PEN BLACK BALLPOINT ULTRA ROUND STIC GRIP MEDIUM PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $2.46 4 $9.84

Materials cost

$370.53

Vendor shipping charges

$37.05

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$443.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.20

Total project goal

$521.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$521.34

8 Donors

-$182.14

Donations toward project cost

-$157.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.32

Matching donations from our partners

-$335.67

Match offers toward project cost

-$285.32

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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