You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Mustafa from Oak Lawn IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Basics for Outstanding Learning

Help me give my students binders and basic classroom supplies as listed on our wishlist. The binders and file folders will allow us to set up and maintain organization of our reading, spelling/vocab, and writing materials.

  • $298 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are driven to achieve their best. They are students with special needs in the specific learning disability category, autism spectrum disorder, and ADHD, but their "special needs" are what make them some of the greatest students around. They inspire one another and often use their setbacks for achieving their goals. Furthermore, my students let nothing hold them from achieving their absolute best and working to their absolute full potential. With that said, we need several additions to our classroom to help provide them with a successful and the most comfortable learning environment to help meet their academic needs.

My students are driven through motivation and success, and with the proper materials, I have no doubt that they will put forth their best efforts for wonderful academic achievement!

My Project

My students will benefit from all of these requested materials. They are the items that seem so little, yet make a difference in our organization day to day. The binders and file folders are two essential materials that will help up stay organized.

My students need assistance in keeping their materials neat and organized, and with the help of the binders, my students can keep their reading, spelling/vocab, and writing contents all in one place with with organization.

For example, right now my students use folded construction paper as their spelling and vocabulary organizer. There are no pockets, and typically we staple our "to-keep" papers in there. It becomes tedious and the papers eventually find their way of falling out. Binders and dividers will help alleviate this process.

Ms. Mustafa
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Mustafa is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Heavy Duty 1" 3-Ring View Binder, White (24667) • Staples Advantage $8.29 20 $165.80
Post-it Super Sticky Tabletop Easel Pad, 20 x 23 Inches, 20 Sheets/Pad, 1 Pad (563R), Portable White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Built-in Easel Stand • Amazon Business $18.28 1 $18.28
Avery 8-Tab Binder Dividers, Insertable Multicolor Big Tabs, 6 Sets (11111) • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
AmazonBasics Hanging Organizer File Folders - Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 25-Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Bleach Free Cleaning Wipes - 75 Count Each (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mr. Sketch Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95

Materials cost

$219.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$252.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.60

Total project goal

$297.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$297.35

1 Donor

-$297.35

Donations toward project cost

-$252.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.60

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Oak Lawn","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3729026],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4556907,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":1,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/basics-for-outstanding-learning/4556907/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":12,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Mustafa","authorIds":{"3729026":{"owner":"Ms. Mustafa","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4556907],"proposalHash":"499890135","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3729026_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1470491935956","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20807480,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":334,"proposalURL":"project/cultivating-consistency-with-organizatio/5895091/","proposalTitle":"Cultivating Consistency with Organization","proposalId":5895091},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTI3NDE2OA=="],"teacherId":3729026,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}