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Mrs. Miller from Athens TN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

“Cause I Ain’t Got a Pencil”

Help me give my students necessary academic supplies for the daily needs of the classroom.

  • $319 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from a Title I School in rural East Tennessee, and, as you can expect, they are from a low socioeconomic level. In fact, my school qualifies for free breakfast and lunch for all students. Despite all that is against them, my students walk through the classroom door each day with a smile on their faces and a desire to learn something new. Their passion for learning never ceases to amaze me. My students appreciate the education they receive and view it as their opportunity to change their lives. They deserve the world, and on behalf of them, we appreciate you viewing our project!

My Project

My students often arrive at school without any basic supplies, such as notebook paper, pencil, highlighters, etc. These are items that I must give out daily as a teacher, and, with over 100 students, this becomes very costly on my limited salary. As a teacher, it’s my greatest wish that my students are never treated differently “cause I ain’t got a pencil.” I have chosen items on my list that will ensure each student has what he needs for the daily activities in my social studies classroom. Your support will ensure that my students have everything they need to be successful in the classroom. The students in my classroom are more than deserving and their futures are so bright!

Mrs. Miller
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Reinforced Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", College Ruled, 12/Pack • Staples Advantage $47.09 2 $94.18
TRU RED Teacher Pack 5" Kids Blunt Tip Stainless Steel Scissors, Straight Handle, Right and Left Handed, 24/Pack (TR55059) • Staples Advantage $44.99 1 $44.99
Staples Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 72/Pack (10434-CC/22749) • Staples Advantage $10.19 3 $30.57
TRU RED Tank Highlighter with Grip, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 12/Pack (TR54585) • Staples Advantage $8.99 3 $26.97
Mr. Sketch Scented Water Based Markers, Chisel, Assorted Colors, 12/Pack (1905069) • Staples Advantage $6.03 3 $18.09
BIC Xtra Precision Mechanical Pencils, No. 2 Hard Lead, 24/Pack (MPLMFP241-BLK) • Staples Advantage $6.00 2 $12.00
BIC Xtra-Life Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm, Dozen (90085/MP11) • Staples Advantage $3.46 3 $10.38

Materials cost

$237.18

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$270.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.78

Total project goal

$318.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$318.52

5 Donors

-$192.00

Donations toward project cost

-$163.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.80

Matching donations from our partners

-$126.52

Match offers toward project cost

-$107.54

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.98

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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