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Ms. Acosta from Indianapolis IN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Blocks of ELA 3

Help my students get basic classroom materials like notebooks, file and pocket folders, Post-its, and pens.

  • $324 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a teacher in a low-income, high poverty school district of Indianapolis. My students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom every day, and a lack of resources is one of them.

My students are passionate about learning, but don't always have the tools or opportunities either because of their economic background or because of inequitable funding in schools.

My students like to be challenged and love to do hands on activities. I want to provide them with all the support necessary, so that they reach their personal and academic goals. Yet, how can we close the achievement gap when students do not have the necessary materials to succeed? Creating a love of reading in my students will close the achievement gap, but to do that I need to give them access to reading materials they are excited about in the classroom.

My Project

A lot of my students cannot afford the basic classroom materials like notebooks, file and pocket folders, pens, and Post-its notes. By providing students with the basic materials they need, I am ensuring that they have a strong start to the school year and that they have all the tools to be successful in my classroom. These tools will also help them keep organized and they need organization skills to be successful in and out of school.

They will use these materials to write their assignments, work on projects, organize their papers and participate in other classroom activities.

Students give their best personally and academically when they are provided with the necessary tools to be successful and have a teacher that is responsive to their needs.

Ms. Acosta
Grades 6-8
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
Mead Spiral 1-Subject Notebook, 8" x 10.5", College Ruled, 70 Sheets,, Assorted (05512) • Staples Advantage $1.13 50 $56.50
Staples Hanging File Folders, 5 Tab, Letter Size, Assorted, 25/Box (875411) • Staples Advantage $19.49 1 $19.49
Staples Hanging File Folders, 5-Tab, Letter Size, Red, 25/Box (163535) • Staples Advantage $18.09 1 $18.09
Staples Hanging File Folders, 5-Tab, Letter Size, Yellow, 25/Box (163519) • Staples Advantage $17.79 1 $17.79
Staples Hanging File Folders, 5 Tab, Letter Size, Purple, 25/Box (419200) • Staples Advantage $17.79 1 $17.79
Staples Hanging File Folders, 5-Tab, Letter Size, Blue, 25/Box (163501) • Staples Advantage $17.29 1 $17.29
Staples Hanging File Folders, 5-Tab, Letter Size, Green, 25/Box (163527) • Staples Advantage $17.29 1 $17.29
Staples Stickies Pop-Up Standard Notes, 3" x 3" Assorted Bright Colors, 100 Sheets/Pad, 6 Pads/Pack (S33BRP6/52559) • Staples Advantage $11.99 1 $11.99
Staples 2-Pocket School Folders, Yellow, 25/Box (50761/27538-CC) • Staples Advantage $9.89 1 $9.89
Staples 2-Pocket School Folders, Red, 25/Box (50752/27532-CC) • Staples Advantage $9.49 1 $9.49
Staples 2-Pocket School Folders, Purple, 25/Box (50759/27536-CC) • Staples Advantage $9.49 1 $9.49
Staples 2-Pocket School Folders, Green, 25/Box (50753/27533-CC) • Staples Advantage $9.49 1 $9.49
Staples 2-Pocket School Folders, Blue, 25/Box (50754/27534-CC) • Staples Advantage $9.49 1 $9.49
BIC Round Stic Xtra-Life Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, 60/Pack (GSM609-BLK) • Staples Advantage $6.99 1 $6.99
EXPO Starter Set Kit, Assorted Colors (80653) • Staples Advantage $5.54 1 $5.54
Staples Construction Paper, 9"W x 12"L, Assorted, 200/Pack (23104) • Staples Advantage $4.79 1 $4.79

Materials cost

$241.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$275.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.53

Total project goal

$323.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$323.55

2 Donors

-$213.68

Donations toward project cost

-$203.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

match offer

-$84.52

Match offer toward project cost

-$71.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.36

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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