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Mrs. Word
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Beginning of the Year Supplies

My students need help with the beginning of the year supplies such as crayons, glue sticks, scissors, pencils, markers, and construction paper. It is hard to come into the first few days or weeks without supplies to begin work and learning.

My Students

Can you imagine trying to begin school and not have supplies for your students? Unfortunately, it is that way in low income schools. I hope that you can help me with the supplies that my students will need to use on the first day of school. It will help my students have the confidence that they need.

My students are five years old, and come from low income families and neighborhoods in Alabama.

At the beginning of the year they are so unsure of what to do. I believe having the tools they need when they come in will make a difference. Most of my students are on the free lunch program due to coming from low income or single parent families.

My Project

My students will be so excited to come in and see that they have crayons, glue sticks, scissors, pencils, markers, and construction paper that they need to start their school year with. They won't be embarrassed because they don't have the supplies that is needed for school or they won't have to come to me to whisper, "My mom didn't have enough money to buy them." It's hard to buy so many supplies out of my own pocket, especially in this economy.

I want my students to know that they can still learn and be as smart as other children who come from better income homes.

I believe if they can build that confidence at a young age then it will be there for a lifetime. It's important to me to be able to help and teach them all that I can.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ439 - Washable Broad-Tip Markers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
GG173 - Crinkle-Cut Craft Scissors Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT506Z - Lakeshore Jumbo Glue Stick - Dozen • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 3 $29.97
TS547 - Best-Buy Scissors - Blunt-Tip - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.49 18 $26.82
EE626 - Learn-The-Alphabet Rubbing Plates • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
TA70AC - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Assorted Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.89 10 $18.90
JJ126 - Numbers & Counting Rubbing Plates • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
EV214 - Brilliant Dot Art Painters - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
TA50AC - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Assorted Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 10 $11.90
RA421 - Rubbing Crayons - Set of 40 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
DD100 - Magnetic Write & Wipe Markers with Eraser Caps - 4-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
TA50DW - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Dark Brown • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 2 $2.38
TA50GA - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50DB - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Dark Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19

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