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.

Menu
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. Harrison from Port Wentworth GA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Begging For The Basics

My students need basic school supplies like pencils, paper, glue sticks, erasers, and highlighters so that they can be successful in school!

  • $230 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My two groups of students are very energetic and excited to learn. However, over half of my students come from low-income households and must overcome numerous obstacles before they even set foot in the classroom.

I refuse to allow my students' home life to effect their success in the classroom.

My goal as a teacher is to make sure that all of my students get the resources they need in order to become a life long learner. With your help I know we can make a difference!

As a first year English Language Arts and Reading teacher, I can not wait to see my students leap into learning! Each one of my projects is designed to help my students enhance their vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, phonetics, and overall love of reading! Thank you so much for considering my classroom and for being a member of our educational community!

My Project

This project contains the basic school supplies my students use on a daily basis like scissors, pencils, erasers, glue sticks, and wide ruled paper. As a teacher at a Title I school, many of my students can not afford these basic school supplies and we are not provided with any to supply them. Despite the fact that over 75% of my students receive free and reduced lunch and come from low income families, I am determined to get what my students need to have every possible opportunity in the classroom environment.

The absence of basic school supplies in my classroom causes anxiety in my students and I simply can not allow that.

Many of my students already have so much on their minds, the last thing I want them worrying about is the fact that they don't have a pencil or a piece of paper when I'm just excited they came to school! This project will allow me to provide my students with the basic school supplies they will need for the year and take away their worry when they don't have any. I can not wait to share with my amazing students that we now have class sets of supplies for everyone to use! They say it takes a village to raise a child- thank you for supporting our village!

Ms. Harrison
Grades 3-5
More than half of 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

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

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. Harrison is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 3 $37.47
Hammermill Paper, Copy Paper, 8.5 x 11 Paper, Letter Size, 20lb Paper, 92 Bright, 8 Ream Case / 4,000 Sheets (113640C) Acid Free Paper • Amazon Business $25.58 1 $25.58
AmazonBasics Wide Ruled Loose Leaf Filler Paper, 120-Sheet, 10.5" x 8", 6-Pack • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Expo 81045 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 16-Pack, Assorted • Amazon Business $11.60 2 $23.20
Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Retractable Pen, 0.7mm, Ink, Pack of 14, Assorted (1951636) • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Pencil Top Eraser Caps Arrowhead Assorted Colors in Bulk Pack of 150 • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
BIC Ecolutions Round Stic Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 50-Count • Amazon Business $6.11 1 $6.11
Sharpie 27145 Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97

Materials cost

$152.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$195.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.46

Total project goal

$229.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$229.76

2 Donors

-$139.88

Donations toward project cost

-$118.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.98

match offer

-$89.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$76.40

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.48

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":"Port Wentworth","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4820479],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"GA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3602660,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/begging-for-the-basics/3602660/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":60,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Harrison","authorIds":{"4820479":{"owner":"Ms. Harrison","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3602660],"proposalHash":"-1735614456","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp4820479_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1515096208535","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21009616,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjA3NTQ1OQ==","MTg3NDk1MA==","Mjc5ODI1MQ=="],"teacherId":4820479,"schoolCounty":"Chatham","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"GA","name":"Georgia"}}