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Ms. LaFortune from Worcester MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Needs

Help me give my students basic classroom supplies like paper, pencils, and tissue

  • $520 goal

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My Students

Our urban middle school has over 800 students. Health is one the most important subjects at the middle school level. Students learn social skills, like how to peacefully resolve conflict, interpersonal skills enhance health and reduce health risks, healthy eating practices, and much more.

My school was built over a century ago and there are not many modern conveniences here.

We go without air conditioning and the heating system works well in some places and not much in others. It is the students and the staff that make our school great! It is an urban middle school, full of life, including diverse students. A unified staff all works together to make our school a safe and fun learning environment for everyone.

My Project

The materials and supplies requested for this project are the basic needs for any well run room. It includes paper, pencils, pens, tape, and hand sanitizers. Our students come from very low-income poverty level households and they do not come to school with supplies. Day after day I supply many children with something to write with or paper to write on. I make copies of handouts for classes as well.

Unfortunately, teachers in my district have to buy these supplies out of our own pocket!

Additionally, we do not have textbooks and often need to print articles or other work out for use in the classroom.

Ms. LaFortune
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25" x 30", Yellow Paper with Lines, 30 Sheets/Pad, 4 Pads (561 VAD 4PK) • Staples Advantage $116.79 1 $116.79
Staples 8.5" x 11" Copy Paper, 20 lbs, 92 Brightness, 5000/Carton (135848) • Staples Advantage $40.73 2 $81.46
Expo Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Point, Assorted, 12/Pack (80699) • Staples Advantage $10.84 3 $32.52
Staples Invisible Tape, 3/4" x 1,296", 12/Pack (52380P12) • Staples Advantage $21.79 1 $21.79
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3" x 3" Canary Yellow, 90 Sheets/Pad, 12 Pads/Pack (65412SSCY) • Staples Advantage $21.49 1 $21.49
Staples #2 Pre-sharpened Wood Pencils, Black, 24pk (51709 • Staples Advantage $7.03 3 $21.09
Post-it Super Sticky Tabletop Easel Pad with Dry Erase Surface, 20" x 23", White (563DE) • Staples Advantage $20.28 1 $20.28
PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer Refreshing Gel for Workplaces, Clean scent, 8 fl oz pump bottle (9652-12) • Staples Advantage $3.99 4 $15.96
Pilot G2 Retractable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Blue Ink, 12/Pack (31021) • Staples Advantage $15.79 1 $15.79
Pilot G-2 Retractable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Black Ink, Dozen (31020) • Staples Advantage $15.79 1 $15.79
Staples Disinfecting Wipes, Fresh Scent, 75 Wipes (50713) • Staples Advantage $4.69 3 $14.07
Kleenex Boutique Standard Facial Tissues, 2-Ply, 95 Sheets/Box, 6/Pack (21271) • Staples Advantage $13.19 1 $13.19
Staples Notepads, 8.5" x 11.75", Wide Ruled, White, 50 Sheets/Pad, 12 Pads/Pack (51295/23643) • Staples Advantage $8.57 1 $8.57
Tru-Ray Sulphite Construction Paper, 12" x 18",Yellow, 50 Sheets • Staples Advantage $4.28 1 $4.28
Pacon SunWorks Construction Paper, 58 lbs., Scarlet, 12" x 18", 50 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $2.59 1 $2.59

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