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Mrs. DiStefano from Sacramento CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Supplies for Extraordinary Students

Help me give my students labels, pencil boxes, cardstock, expo markers, and printer ink in order to help them organize their learning and supplies.

  • $522 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are our earliest learners. They come in with the natural wonder and excitement of all young people. The students I teach come from struggling homes with a very high level of poverty and homelessness. Many of our families struggle to meet basic needs, so I hope to ensure my students have all educational needs met in a warm, caring, and fun environment. I strive to teach students a love of learning and to never let go of the wonder they all have at five years old.

My Project

My students often come from places lacking structure and organization. These are basic key supplies needed for learning. When I can teach my students, especially those with different needs, to organize their supplies, work, and thoughts, it is amazing how much they grow! I use pencil boxes to organize math kits so students have manipulatives at their fingertips without having to seek out materials. Expo markers are used often on whiteboards to allow for easy erasing and revisions as we are learning mistakes are the path to learning. Visually stimulating materials helps engage my early learners so printing in color are cardstock is almost a requirement!

Mrs. DiStefano
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP 950XL/951 Black High Yield, Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Standard Yield Ink Cartridges, 4 Pack (C2P01FN) • Staples Advantage $114.99 1 $114.99
HP 962 CMY/962XL Assorted Color Ink Cartridges, 4 Pack • Staples Advantage $103.99 1 $103.99
Expo Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Tip, Black Ink, 36/Bx (1921062) • Staples Advantage $41.19 1 $41.19
Staples Snap Plastic Case, Blue (22860) • Staples Advantage $3.29 10 $32.90
Avery Easy Peel Laser Address Labels, 1" x 2 5/8", White, 30 Labels/Sheet, 100 Sheets/Box (5160) • Staples Advantage $31.49 1 $31.49
Staples Cardstock Paper, 110 lbs, 8.5" x 11", White, 250/Pack (49701) • Staples Advantage $8.03 3 $24.09
Crayola Washable Watercolors, Assorted (53-0525) • Staples Advantage $1.77 12 $21.24
Crayola Artista II Washable Tempera Paint, Green, 16 oz. (54-3115-044) • Staples Advantage $3.89 1 $3.89

Materials cost

$373.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$443.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.28

Total project goal

$521.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$521.87

2 Donors

-$318.00

Donations toward project cost

-$290.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.15

match offer

-$179.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$152.74

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$24.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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