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Ms. Warren from Washington DC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to the Basics: Needy but Not Greedy

Help me give my students the supplies they need to be successful in class and showcase their learning for all to see!

  • $481 goal

This project expired on April 15, 2019.

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My Students

My students are 9th through 12th graders in a urban community in our nation's capital. Many of my students are not on grade level in reading or math. Most of my students are of low socioeconomic status and many of their parents have just a high school diploma. Many of my students deal with adverse conditions outside of school, but my students have hope. Most want to go to college and want to do well in life. They know they have a voice; they just want to be heard.

My Project

These materials will make a difference in my classroom because you are providing basic supplies like folders, cardstock, and pencil holders for my students to maximize their learning (and earning) potential.

Because we are not greedy, we are simply asking for supplies to enhance our learning environment!

Your assistance will help us present to others what we have learned and help teach them in the process. You can help us increase our human capital because we are visual learners so the Post-it sticky notes and chart paper will help our teacher reach all of us!

We thank you in advance for your support of our project. Love, Ms. W's class.

Ms. Warren
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oxford Divide It Up Four-Pocket Poly Folder, 11 x 8-1/2, Assorted • Staples Advantage $3.49 30 $104.70
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25" x 30", White (559) • Staples Advantage $46.06 1 $46.06
Quartet Dry-Erase Board, Shorty Marker Included, Assorted Color Frame, 8 1/2"W x 11"H (85114) • Staples Advantage $12.59 3 $37.77
Quartet EnduraGlide Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Marker, 12 Pack, Assorted Colors • Staples Advantage $27.09 1 $27.09
TOPS Pen Pal Rubber Pen Holder, Assorted, 1 Each • Staples Advantage $1.49 15 $22.35
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm, Pulsar Pink, 250 Sheets/Pack (21041 / 22821) • Staples Advantage $16.29 1 $16.29
Staples Brights Colored Card Stock, 8.5" x 11", Bright Blue, 250/Pack (21101) • Staples Advantage $14.49 1 $14.49
Staples Brights Colored Card Stock, 8.5" x 11", Bright Light Green, 250/Pack (21103) • Staples Advantage $14.49 1 $14.49
Pacon Array Card Stock, Black, 100 Sheets (101187) • Staples Advantage $12.59 1 $12.59
Staples Clear Plastic Vertical Sign Holder, Magnetic, Clear, 8 1/2" x 11" • Staples Advantage $4.19 3 $12.57
Pacon Poster Board Pack, 22”x 28”, 25 Sheets/Carton • Staples Advantage $11.16 1 $11.16
Staples Invisible Tape, 1" Core, Clear, 3/4" x 1,296", 6/Pack • Staples Advantage $10.99 1 $10.99
Post-it Notes, 1.5"x 2" Cape Town Collection, 100 Sheets/Pad, 12 Pads/Pack (653AN) • Staples Advantage $8.59 1 $8.59
Staples Card Stock Paper, 110 Lbs., White, 8 1/2"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $7.78 1 $7.78
Staples Construction Paper, 9"W x 12"L, Assorted, 200/Pack (23104) • Staples Advantage $4.79 1 $4.79

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