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Ms. Cruz from Chicago IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Brightening Our Thinking Caps!

Help me give my students the tools they need to be successful during small group instruction!

  • 12 donors
  • $470 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are currently from the southside of Chicago in the Englewood area. Unfortunately this is a low income area and children are deeply affected by a lack of resources. With the increase in violence throughtout the community my students still perservere and come to school everyday ready to learn. I am greeted each morning with bright eyes and smiling faces. Seeing them excited about school, eager for math and prepared for the day drives my passion for teaching. My students are wonderful individuals that are ready to conquer the world!

Because we are still in the middle of a pandemic, I make sure on a daily basis to encourage and support my students through social-emotional learning.

We share our thoughts and concerns through community builders, ice breaker games and videos. It's important for them to know that their voice matters! I have the pleasure of teaching smart, compassionate, and intuitive students.

My Project

My students are currently from the southside of Chicago in the Englewood area. Unfortunately, this is a low income area and children are deeply affected by a lack of resources. With the increase in violence throughout the community my students still persevere and come to school everyday ready to learn. I am greeted each morning with bright eyes and smiling faces. Seeing them excited about school, eager for math and prepared for the day drives my passion for teaching. My students are wonderful individuals that are ready to conquer the world!

Because we are still in the middle of a pandemic, I make sure on a daily basis to encourage and support my students through social-emotional learning.

We share our thoughts and concerns through community builders, ice breaker games and videos. It's important for them to know that their voice matters! I have the pleasure of teaching smart, compassionate, and intuitive students.

Ms. Cruz
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 70 students.

12 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP873 - Magnetic Folder Bins - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 4 $99.96
FS491 - Human X-Rays - Set of 18 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
DD646 - Real Bugs Discovery Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Expo Dry Erase Marker, Chisel Point, Assorted Colors, 36/Pack (1921061) • Staples $27.38 1 $27.38
TRU RED File Folder, 1/3 Cut, Letter Size, Manila, 100/Box (TR246850) • Staples $23.99 1 $23.99
STD8889 - Watercolor 4 Punch-Out Letters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 2 $23.98
Purell Advanced Refreshing Gel Hand Sanitizer in Pump Bottle, Clean Scent, 67.6 oz. (9625-04) • Staples $21.49 1 $21.49
Bostitch Epic Desktop Stapler, Full-Strip Capacity, Ice Blue (B777-BLUE) • Staples $17.79 1 $17.79
LL336 - Magnetic Board Supply Caddy • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Highland Transparent Tape, Glossy Finish, 3/4" x 27.77 yds., 12/Pack (5910K12) • Staples $14.79 1 $14.79
Gorilla Tough & Clear Double-Sided Mounting Tape (6036002) • Staples $11.99 1 $11.99
STE79901 - Black 4 Punch-Out Letters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
HH402 - Lakeshore Kids™ Boys Hall Pass • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
Swingline Standard Staples, 1/4" Length, 210 Per Strip, 5,000/Box, 3 Boxes (S7035104) • Staples $4.99 1 $4.99
HH401 - Lakeshore Kids™ Girls Hall Pass • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
STD7276 - Chalkboard Brights Magnetic Student Hall Pass • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
Duck Poster Putty, Removable/Reusable, 2 oz. (PTY-2) • Staples $3.49 1 $3.49
Staples 1.25" Binder Clips, Medium, Black, 24/Pack (10668-CC) • Staples $3.49 1 $3.49
Scotch Removable Mounting Putty, 2 oz., White (860) • Staples $2.49 1 $2.49

Materials cost

$363.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$399.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.45

Total project goal

$469.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$469.67

10 Donors

-$443.20

Donations toward project cost

-$377.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.23

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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