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  • $191 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Istel
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Buy Some Dreams for My Kids

My students need 60 composition notebooks.

I teach inner city 10th grade students, 25% of whom have special needs and 70% of whom are eligible for free lunch. Our school is a progressive, holistic environment in which writing and communicating thoughts, feelings, and especially dreams are a significant part of their emotional literacy.

Our city's school system was just ordered to cut budgets and our supply requests have been denied or frozen. This puts our particular students who often can't afford basic supplies at a greater disadvantage. One of the foundational concepts of learning to read English in a deep, significant way is to understand hidden meanings and recognize symbols. Nothing can teach them this as well as their own dreams, which are great resources for them to explore.

Composition books are crucial because of the personal nature of the writing. Loose leaf doesn't fly or offer the personal psychological safety zone for them to write about their subconscious feelings.

Please help buy these simple supplies so our students can enrich their abilities to recognize that their dreams are no different than Cervantes or Shakespeare or Toni Morrison's.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
COMPOSITION BOOK,10"X7-7/8",80-SHEETS,WIDE RULED Ampad Composition Notebook; Wide Ruled • Quill $2.06 60 $123.60

Materials cost

$123.60

Vendor shipping charges

$12.36

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$156.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.24

Total project goal

$190.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$190.24

1 Donor

-$91.53

Donations toward project cost

-$77.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.73

match offer

-$92.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$75.44

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.56

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The Wachovia Foundation and one other donor.

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