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Mrs. Tsoutsis from Worcester MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Supplies Needed!

Help me give my students paper and pencils to help us get through the rest of the year!

  • $334 goal

This project expired on April 24, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are very special. Several of them have special needs and some have other behavioral challenges due to experiencing some level of trauma. Over 75 percent of our students live in poverty. Many of our students either currently are or have been homeless at some point, which is truly devastating. We also have a high percentage of students who are brand new to the country and don’t speak a word of English.

My grade level changes almost every year, and because of our population, I tend to purchase a lot of our classroom supplies.

Whatever puts a smile on their faces makes me happy! My goal is to make their six hours of school time as special as it can be. They are always grateful for the love and support they get, which is why I am always looking for ways to improve my instruction! I get a lot of hugs here!

My Project

My third grade class is in need of some basic supplies: copy paper and pencils. It seems silly but supplies are hard to come by these days with budget cuts. Copy paper is needed across the three third grade classes for supplementary activities and lessons that require photo copying. Pencils are obviously used daily and boy do we go through them quickly! Ticonderoga pencils seem to outlast other brands as they sharpen beautifully and don’t break as easily. My students work hard and are grateful for anything we receive from donors. These supplies would really help us get through the rest of the year!

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Copy Paper, 20 Lb., 92 Bright, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 10-Ream Case (135848) • Staples Advantage $39.23 4 $156.92
Ticonderoga #2 Graphite Pencil, Pre-sharpened, 72/Ct (13972) • Staples Advantage $15.49 6 $92.94

Materials cost

$249.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$283.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.05

Total project goal

$333.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$333.66

1 Donor

-$166.83

Donations toward project cost

-$141.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.02

match offer

-$166.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$141.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.02

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

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$0.00

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