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Mr. Verdi from San Antonio TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basics Needed

My students need basic supplies to make it through the school year.

  • $580 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The majority of the students at my school fit into one, or more, of the following demographics: low income, single or no parent home, minority, English as a second language. Many do not have the resources necessary to purchase basic school supplies.

These students are capable, willing and ready to learn - they just need a little help.

My students play an active role in the learning process. They are encouraged to collaborate with and mentor each other. Lessons and project work can be accessed 24/7/365 from any internet connected device like a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

My Project

With this project we are looking to acquire the basic materials needed to make it through the school year and complete the projects we have planned.

Each of the items requested in this project will be used by the students to complete and display their work.

The Purell, Kleenex, Clorox wipes and paper towels will be used to keep a clean lab and the students healthy.

During the 1st 9 weeks of school my students write a paper about a famous person using MS Word or Google Docs. Pencils, pens, index cards, paper and sheet protectors will be used to plan, create, display the finished products.

The 2nd 9 weeks that convert that paper into a presentation using MS PowerPoint or Google Slides. Pencils, pens, index cards, paper and sheet protectors will be used to plan, create, display the finished products.

The 3rd 9 weeks they create a monthly budget using Excel or Slides and research jobs that are able to sustain the lifestyle they have picked. Pencils, pens, index cards, paper and sheet protectors will be used to plan, create, display the finished products.

During the 4th and final 9 weeks of the school year they create "how to's" using the media of their choice. These "how to's" are directed toward students who would be new to class. Pencils, pens, index cards, paper and sheet protectors will be used to plan, create, display the finished products.

Mr. Verdi
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Electric School Pencil Sharpener Pro Blue-gray • Teachers' School Supply $64.53 1 $64.53
Musgrave No 2 Gross Wood Case Hex • Teachers' School Supply $30.54 2 $61.08
Purell Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer, 2 Liter Pump • Staples Advantage $19.99 2 $39.98
Kleenex Boutique Face Tissue, 2-Ply, 95 Sheets/Box, 6 Boxes/Pack (21271) • Staples Advantage $11.99 3 $35.97
Staples Copy Paper, 20 Lb., 92 Bright, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 10-Ream Case (135848) • Staples Advantage $34.78 1 $34.78
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Fresh Scent and Citrus Blend, 75 Count Canister, 3 Canisters Per Value Pack • Staples Advantage $13.99 2 $27.98
Sheet Protectors Clear Box Of 100 • Teachers' School Supply $12.38 2 $24.76
Oxford Index Cards 3x5 Ruled White 100 Per Pack • Teachers' School Supply $1.46 15 $21.90
Scott Choose-A-Sheet Paper Towels, 15 Mega Rolls/Pack • Staples Advantage $18.99 1 $18.99
BIC Brite Liner Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Yellow, 24/Pack (BL241-A-YEL) • Staples Advantage $6.71 2 $13.42
BIC Round Stic Xtra-Life Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, 60/Pack (GSM609-BLK) • Staples Advantage $6.49 2 $12.98
BIC Gel-ocity Quick Dry Retractable Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Ink, 8/Pack (RGLCGAP81-AST) • Staples Advantage $10.99 1 $10.99
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Lilac, 500 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $5.38 2 $10.76
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Salmon, 500 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $5.38 2 $10.76
Cap Eraser Bright Colors - 144/pk • Teachers' School Supply $5.08 2 $10.16
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 20 lb., 8 1/2" x 11", Pink, 500 Sheets/Rm (14779) • Staples Advantage $4.65 2 $9.30
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Canary (14787) • Staples Advantage $4.65 2 $9.30
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Green, 500 Sheets/Rm (14781) • Staples Advantage $4.65 2 $9.30
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Blue (14786) • Staples Advantage $4.65 2 $9.30

Materials cost

$436.24

Vendor shipping charges

$20.07

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$492.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.97

Total project goal

$579.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$579.82

1 Donor

-$289.90

Donations toward project cost

-$246.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.48

match offer

-$289.92

Match offer toward project cost

-$246.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.49

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$0.00

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