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. Orsola from Brooklyn NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Supplies to Students During Distance Learning

Help me give my students the hands-on materials they need to optimize their learning during this pandemic crisis.

  • $170 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The students I teach are in a special education class. The students have unique needs and struggle daily with significant communication and learning needs. They work every day on their life skills, daily living skills, communication and academics,

Since leaving school in March, it has been extremely difficult for my students to engage in learning.

My students are all currently at home and most do not go outside due this crisis. Since they are isolated at home my students engage in online tasks for academic instruction which includes Google Classroom, on-line learning sites and watching videos. My students attend school for 12 months due to their disability and with schools most likely closed into the fall, my students will be doing this for July and August, too.

My Project

Please help me give my students learning materials for home and distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students are not able to leave their homes due to the quarantine in Brooklyn, New York. My student needs a variety of hands-on learning materials and sensory toys.

We have been successful in supporting families with technology and learning needs.

The biggest needs now are supplies for learning: whiteboards, crayons and something fun for those well deserved and needed breaks.

These materials will be shipped directly to my student's home for her to use during remote learning. My student are doing well with online tasks however, she really need sensory breaks and fun activities for home.

Mrs. Orsola
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters 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

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. Orsola is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JVIGUE Sensory Toys Set- 15 Pack Stress Relief Hand Fidget Toys for Kids and Adults, Sensory Therapy Toys for ADHD Autism Stress Anxiety • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
AmazonBasics Magnetic Dry Erase Board, plastic frame, 8.5 x 11 Inch, 6 pack • Amazon Business $15.12 1 $15.12
Crayola Ultimate Crayon Collection Coloring Set, Gift Age 3+ - 152 Count • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Chew Necklace Bundle - Silicone Chewies - Great Tool for Sensory, Autism, ADHD, Biting, Oral Motor - Chewy Stick/Tube Toy Jewelry for Boys, Girls, Kids, Adults - by Senso Minds (5 Pack) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Pacon 9"x12" Rainbow Super Value Construction Paper Ream, Assorted • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8 Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
WallDeca Dry Erase Pocket Sleeves Assorted Colors (10-Pack), 8.5" x 11" Job Ticket Holders, Reusable Dry Erase Sleeves • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dora Explorer Personalized 7-piece Stationery Set • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
Sensory Oral Motor Aide Chew Necklace - Chew Jewelry for Boys and Girls with Autism or Special Needs - Calms Baby Teether and Reduces Biting/Chewing (Ice Cream) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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


2 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":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6726632],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4904764,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":1,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":1,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Orsola","authorIds":{"6726632":{"owner":"Mrs. Orsola","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4904764],"proposalHash":"-281863535","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",smart&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1588347185823","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21465423,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":532,"proposalURL":"project/my-students-will-enjoy-having-color-in-t/5839430/","proposalTitle":"My Students Will Enjoy Having Color in Their Classroom","proposalId":5839430},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NzE5NzM0Mg==","NjcyNjYzMg==","NzIxMzg2MQ=="],"teacherId":6726632,"schoolCounty":"Kings (Brooklyn)","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}