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

Basic Classroom Supplies My Students Need

Help me give my students maps, posters, pens, and stamps to give them the amazing classroom experience they deserve! Thank you!

  • $605 goal

This project expired on June 9, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My brilliant scholars are 100% low income from Washington, D.C., and have tremendous challenges in getting to school, and blocking out the countless stresses in their lives so they can focus on learning. Just yesterday, I shared my lunch with a 14-year old who is living with grandma because his mother died recently, and his father is in prison -- again.

So many do not have the supports at home to make sure they come to school well fed, and with the basic supplies they need to learn.

I scour the discount racks and garage sales for hoodies and polo shirts, as well as notebooks, pens, paper, markers, and other supplies.

I am so glad there are many out there who will give to help those with the greatest need, so I can focus on helping empower my students with the knowledge they need to change their lives and the world.

My Project

I have an empty classroom and students who don't even have pens or notebooks. The educational and inspirational posters will help make the classroom pop, and let my students be surrounded by THEIR history. The pen/pencil holders will allow me to set up a station for borrowing pens (because so many sadly never show up with a pen). I'm just looking for the basics.

These supplies will help me give them the learning experience they need and deserve.

These are amazing kids facing normal challenges to transitioning into adulthood -- with the added stresses of poverty, single parent homes, travelling an hour to get to school. I've learned the hard lesson that that some just won't make it. But your help will ensure that I can focus on great instruction to empower them to change their lives and their communities.

Mr. Smith
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 132 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maps International - Giant World Map - Mega-Map Of The World - 78 x 48 - Full Lamination • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Maps International - Giant World Map - Mega-Map Of The World - 78 x 48 - Full Lamination • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Incomplete Finish and Return Teacher Self Inking Rubber Stamp (Blue Ink) - Medium • Amazon Business $8.49 3 $25.47
Incomplete Finish and Return Teacher Self Inking Rubber Stamp (Blue Ink) - Medium • Amazon Business $8.49 3 $25.47
National Geographic: Africa Classic Wall Map - Laminated (24 x 30.75 inches) (National Geographic Reference Map) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
National Geographic: Africa Classic Wall Map - Laminated (24 x 30.75 inches) (National Geographic Reference Map) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Round Teacher Stamp - Like (Blue Ink with 5cc Refill Ink) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Round Teacher Stamp - Like (Blue Ink with 5cc Refill Ink) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
NORTH STAR TEACHER RESOURCE Civil Rights Pioneers Bulletin Board Set • Amazon Business $23.60 1 $23.60
10 Pack Assorted Colors Pen Pal Pen Holders with Custom Advantage Black and Chrome Retractable Pen • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
10 Pack Assorted Colors Pen Pal Pen Holders with Custom Advantage Black and Chrome Retractable Pen • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Classroom Rules Poster - 17 x 22 in. - Laminated … • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Classroom Rules Poster - 17 x 22 in. - Laminated … • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Tops Penpal Rubber Pen/Pencil Holder, 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 5/8 Inches, Assorted Colors, 12 Packs [Includes 12 Holders Only - Picture Show Assortment Of Colors] • Amazon Business $15.71 1 $15.71
Scholastic Teacher's Friend Notable African Americans Bulletin Board (TF8026) • Amazon Business $15.46 1 $15.46
Creative Teaching Press Ancient Civilization, 5-Chart Pack (5557) • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Feela 30 Pack Retractable Red Ink Gel Pens Set Medium Point 15 Piece Fine Point Gel Pen with 15 Refills for Smooth Writing • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Feela 30 Pack Retractable Red Ink Gel Pens Set Medium Point 15 Piece Fine Point Gel Pen with 15 Refills for Smooth Writing • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Moore Art 5 Piece Colorful Self-Inking Motivation School Grading Teacher Stamp Set • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Moore Art 5 Piece Colorful Self-Inking Motivation School Grading Teacher Stamp Set • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
JSC455 Keep Moving Forward Martin Luther King Jr Quote Poster Drawn Portrait | 18-Inches By 12-Inches | Motivational Inspirational | Premium 100lb Gloss Poster Paper • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Albert Einstein Education Poster | 12-Inches By 18-Inches | Inspirational Motivational Educational Classroom | JSC101 • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
JSC455 Keep Moving Forward Martin Luther King Jr Quote Poster Drawn Portrait | 18-Inches By 12-Inches | Motivational Inspirational | Premium 100lb Gloss Poster Paper • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Albert Einstein Education Poster | 12-Inches By 18-Inches | Inspirational Motivational Educational Classroom | JSC101 • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Paper Mate 1788863 Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Bold (1.4mm), Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
Paper Mate 1788863 Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Bold (1.4mm), Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
Creative Teaching Press Poster Stem Careers Inspire U Poster, Gr. 3+ (7273) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Creative Teaching Press Poster Stem Careers Inspire U Poster, Gr. 3+ (7273) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69

Materials cost

$449.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.99

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$513.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.62

Total project goal

$604.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$604.14

8 Donors

-$474.14

Donations toward project cost

-$403.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.12

match offer

-$130.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$110.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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