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

Mrs. Mineoi from Minneapolis MN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Better Supplies Make Us Better Learners!

My students need classroom supplies to stay organized, like an electric pencil sharpener, a stapler, and a timer.

  • $161 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with four 5th grade classes as an ELL (English Language Learner) co-teacher. Our students face numerous challenges, but are resilient and inspire me every day. They are inquisitive, energetic, funny and helpful.

As a performing arts magnet school, our students are artists, musicians, actors and dancers, as well as scientists, mathematicians, linguists and historians.

44% of our students qualify for ELL services. 92% of our students are students of color. 85% of students at our school qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch.

My Project

My students are eager and energetic students. They want to grasp the concepts that we tackle in class. However, tackling concepts without sufficient supplies is a real challenge. We need quality staplers for our thick Reading A to Z leveled books, a three-hole punch for organizing our disheveled papers into binders and a timer to keep us prompt and timely. Students frequently ask me for these supplies, particularly the timer (!). When I am in a classroom with a timer, the students even ask me to give them time check-ins. I'd love to have one for my own classroom in our pull-out groups. Our organization skills and general understanding of concepts will improve with these supplies.

My 5th graders are the engineers, pilots, dentists and architects of the future.

They need to understand the concepts and facts that we cover in our classroom. These supplies are just the ticket! Thank you for considering this project.

Mrs. Mineoi
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

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 Mrs. Mineoi is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Swingline Stapler, Optima 70, Manual, 70 Sheets Capacity, Reduced Effort, Jam Free Guaranteed, Business, Desktop (87875) • Amazon Business $23.84 1 $23.84
Swingline Stapler, Optima 70, Manual, 70 Sheets Capacity, Reduced Effort, Jam Free Guaranteed, Business, Desktop (87875) • Amazon Business $23.84 1 $23.84
X-ACTO ProX Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $22.97 1 $22.97
Bostitch EZ Squeeze 40 Sheet 3-Hole Punch (HP40) • Amazon Business $19.34 1 $19.34
Elegant Digital Kitchen Timer, Stainless Steel Model eT-23, SUPER Strong Magnetic Back, Loud Alarm, Large Display, Auto Memory, Auto Shut-Off • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


4 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Minneapolis","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5057678],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MN","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3015087,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":100,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Mineoi","authorIds":{"5057678":{"owner":"Mrs. Mineoi","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3015087],"proposalHash":"1955262378","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",3647,x711,y0&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1595028351877","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21128030,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTEwNTUwMg==","NTA1OTU4Nw==","NDI3NDQ3NQ==","NTA4NjkxOQ==","NTEzNDE2OA=="],"teacherId":5057678,"schoolCounty":"Hennepin","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MN","name":"Minnesota"}}