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Mrs. Wilson from Memphis TN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back To The Basics

Help me give my students school supplies like pencils, markers, notebook paper and erasers to end the year with and for state testing.

  • $250 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are beautiful and brilliant. Our class consists of multi-level learners. Our school is a high-poverty, Title I school, meaning that one hundred percent of our students qualify for free or reduced-price​ lunch. A fraction of my students are homeless and many of my other students have houses or apartments they share with one or more families. Some of my students do not have a bed to sleep on. I've noticed they are hungry in the mornings and by midday. We are an extended day school where the kids stay later than a usual school dismissal time.

Our school is located in a high-poverty neighborhood.

My students work very hard every day. Our class has a ninety-eight percent attendance rate, which means the students rarely miss school. We value our learning time.

My students come from multi-ethnic backgrounds, each with distinctive cultural traditions. In our classroom, we blend our traditions to form strong community ties.

My Project

My wonderful students need pencils and paper to complete their classroom projects which they love to do. My students are often very busy in the classroom. We are often running out of paper and pencils. At times, not having these supplies discourages students to move forward. We are asking for markers to use on our boards to make math more exciting. We also need paper to use as scratch paper during our testing.

My students need many more pencils to make it through the rest of the year.

The sets of pencils will come in handy each and every day. We are learning so much that we constantly run out of pencils to do our work. They will finally have enough pencils to keep them on their learning path.

Your generous donation to our project will improve our classroom by helping students have the necessary tools to be successful.

This will make an impact on my students' lives for the better. Every day they will be prepared for class and learning!

Mrs. Wilson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 88 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5"x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, 5-Color Mixed Carton, 2500 sheets (22999) • Amazon Business $55.99 1 $55.99
Staples Wide Filler Paper, 8"W x 10.5"H, 120/Pack (37426) • Staples Advantage $1.31 40 $52.40
Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Yellow, Pre-sharpened, Class Pack, 576 pencils in box by Madisi • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Pink Erasers Pack of 100 - Large Size, Latex & Smudge Free - Bulk School Supplies for Classrooms, Teachers, Homeschool, Office, Art Class, and More! • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
30 Colors Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, Works on Plastic,Wood,Stone,Metal and Glass for Kids Adult Coloring Doodling Marking by Shuttle Art • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

Materials cost

$179.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$212.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.42

Total project goal

$249.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$249.47

3 Donors

-$118.12

Donations toward project cost

-$111.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.47

match offer

-$118.12

Match offer toward project cost

-$100.40

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.23

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$0.00

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