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Mrs. Taylor from Anaheim CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Up the Grades with New School Supplies!

My students need pencil pouches, scissors, clipboards and other school supplies to learn and succeed in the new school year!

  • $552 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My awesome second graders come from a very low socioeconomic background, with the majority falling below the poverty line. They are mainly English language learners (72%) and many of them live in homes which house multiple families under the same roof. The median income is well below poverty level, with some being homeless. Some of these seven and eight-year-olds have the sole responsibility of taking care of their younger siblings while their parents are working, with many parents working more than one job. Others are latchkey children.

Our school is Title I and 80% of the children receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch.

In addition to the many challenges that these hard-working students face, they also are coping with the fact that our school is situated in a high crime area with frequent gang activity. My children have extremely limited access to technology in their homes, yet with all these obstacles, my students come to school with much enthusiasm and an eager desire to learn.

My Project

Teaching at a title 1 school can be very challenging but, also rewarding at the same time. My students come from all walks of life with some living in motels while others are homeless. Asking these students to bring supplies would not be feasible. These children are already dealing with the frustration and chaos of moving from place to place frequently and not having a stable place to call home. I cannot burden these families by expecting them to provide the necessary school supplies when they are unable to provide a home for their families. This is why I often purchase supplies out of my own pocket because I believe that every child deserves an opportunity to succeed. However, with the new school year quicly approaching, I am asking for a few items to help offset this cost. This year, my students need clipboards, pencil pouches, whiteboard erasers, scissors, paint brushes and other necessity items in order to feel confident and succeed in school. We also need cleaning supplies to ensure a healthy environment for every scholar. And finally, we need water color paper and paint brushes. I am very passionate about art and feel that it provides my students with the creativity and self expression that they desperately need. With this being said, your contribution will help and prepare our students for a brighter future.

Mrs. Taylor
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Royal Brush Big Kids Choice Brush Bonus Flat Classroom Pack, Assorted, Set of 72 Brushes and 12 Aprons • Amazon Business $68.48 1 $68.48
Zippered Pencil Pouches by School Smarts - 3 Ring Pencil Case with Mesh and plastic window. Huge 30 Pack with a Variation of 6 Bright Colors. • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Clipboard Dry Erase Surface 9'' x 12.5'' Letter Size Low Profile Clip Whiteboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $42.95 1 $42.95
Disinfecting Wipes by Clean Cut, Fresh Scent, Value Size 200 Wet Wipes (Pack of 6, 1200 Total Wipes) • Amazon Business $38.94 1 $38.94
X-ACTO ProX Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $35.94 1 $35.94
Elmer’s 1680 CrayonPro Electric Sharpener • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Westcott School Scissor Caddy and Kids Scissors With Anti-microbial Protection, 24 Scissors and 1 Caddy, 5-Inch Blunt (14756) • Amazon Business $28.87 1 $28.87
Chair Bands for ADHD Kids - (12-Pack) Bouncy Kick Fidgets for Elementary, Middle, High School Students and Adults - Best for Classroom Chairs and Desk - (Light Blue) Fidget Feet Band by Feety • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
12-Pack of Premium Magnetic Dry Erase Erasers / Dry Erasers - 2" x 2" - Perfect Whiteboard Erasers for Classroom, Home and Office • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Canson Watercolor Paper Bulk Pack for Wet and Dry Media, 90 Pound, 9 x 12 Inch, 100 Sheets • Amazon Business $16.36 1 $16.36
How to Code a Sandcastle • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
Emoji Keychain Plush Mini Pillow Kids Decoration, Birthday Party Supplies Favor for Girl and Boy, 20 Pack Emoji-Pop Key Chain Pendant, Emoticon Cushion Goody Bag Stuffed Toy, Backpack Clip& Wall Decor • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49

Materials cost

$396.22

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.25

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$468.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.66

Total project goal

$551.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$551.07

6 Donors

-$269.36

Donations toward project cost

-$239.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.90

match offer

-$269.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$228.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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