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Mr. Putnam from Springfield MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Materials Desperately Needed!

Help me give my students the basic supplies for writing and organizing. We need the pencils, pens, paper, and binders throughout the year, and help keep a windowless room tolerable with fans!

  • $696 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a district of underrepresented students who come into the 9th grade far below grade level. It is my job to help them jump many grades' worth of learning in a spectacularly small amount of time, and with very few resources to help get us there.

My students have all the potential in the world, but our school is not able to provide some of the basic tools to empower them.

They deserve every chance they can get, and I am hoping this platform can be a start.

My Project

My students will need certain staple supplies in my classroom. The requirements are simple, but they make a big difference. I would love to provide these, but I do not have an extra to spend.

Students needs pencils to write, paper to record, binders to organize, and a classroom that isn't so stifling that it lulls them to sleep.

With your help, my classroom can provide these tools.

Additional to the fans, having a set of lamps to contend with the fluorescent lighting will create a more welcoming environment. Small changes like that can make the biggest difference in a student's willingness and exuberance to attend.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wholesale Over The Head Low Cost Headphones in Bulk for Classroom, Airplane, Hospiital, Students,Kids and Adults -25Pack Individually Bagged Black • Amazon Business $55.95 2 $111.90
Blue Summit Supplies 3 Ring Binder Dividers with Reinforced Edge, 1/8 Cut Tabs, Letter Size, 3 Hole Punch Section Index Dividers for Binders, White, 96 Pack • Amazon Business $21.99 4 $87.96
BAZIC 1" Matte Color Poly 3-Ring Binder w/ Pocket for School, Home, or Office (Case of 48) • Amazon Business $60.88 1 $60.88
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 4 $49.96
Ikea 101.398.79 NOT Floor Uplight Lamp, 69-Inch, Black/White • Amazon Business $23.03 2 $46.06
50 Wholesale Lot Misprint Ink Pens, Ball Point, Plastic, Retractable • Amazon Business $9.79 4 $39.16
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", College Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 500 Sheets Per Pack (62349) • Amazon Business $9.50 4 $38.00
Classic Pedestal Stand Fan 16 Black Features Oscillating and Adjustable Height Standing Fans, Aigostar Eastand Cooling Fans • Amazon Business $37.49 1 $37.49
Time Timer Original 12 inch; 60 Minute Visual Timer – Classroom Or Meeting Countdown Clock for Kids and Adults (Black) • Amazon Business $33.49 1 $33.49
Heavy Duty Pencil Sharpener, AFMAT Electric Pencil Sharpener, Auto Stop, Super Sharp, Fast Sharpen in 3s, Industrial Pencil Sharpener for 6-8mm No.2/Colored Pencils, School, Office, Home, Black • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Kedudes Non-Toxic White Dustless Chalk (12 ct box) and Colored Dustless Chalk (12 ct box) Bundle + Premium Chalkboard Eraser • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8 Pack • Amazon Business $5.74 1 $5.74

Materials cost

$552.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$590.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.28

Total project goal

$695.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$695.19

4 Donors

-$693.42

Donations toward project cost

-$590.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$102.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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