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Mrs. Mego from Sacramento CA is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Changing Children's Lives with Basic School Supplies

Help me give my students basic supplies to be able to access an equitable education.

  • $552 goal

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My Students

I work in an inner-city school made up of students who are often dabbling in gangs, drugs, and worrying about where they're going to sleep at night.

Many of my kids come from foster homes, have survived traumatic experiences and are doing everything possible to make it through school in one piece.

These teenagers are up against a plethora of obstacles that most of us couldn't begin to imagine. However, in my class, they learn the meaning of the word resilience. They learn to work hard in spite of their circumstances. They begin to hold on to the hope that they can, in fact, change their futures through higher education.

My Project

The majority of my students do not have money for basic school supplies like pencils, binder paper, and notebooks.

I spend hundreds of dollars on providing students with the supplies they need on a daily basis because our school only provides us with a certain amount of funds every year.

For the over 150 students that I serve, I only receive 10 reams of paper every quarter. This results in having to pick up a box of paper from Office Depot just to have enough copies for students to be able to participate in Science Labs.

Having already had a late start in their education, my students are in dire need of any support you can provide to give them the tools they need to succeed.

Thank you for helping me in my efforts to provide an equitable education for each of my students no matter what their financial circumstances may be!

Mrs. Mego
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Spiral Notebook, PACK OF 18 DIFFERENT COLORS, 1-Subject College Ruled Spiral Bound Notebooks, Included Pastel Color Cute school Notebooks, 70 Pages • Amazon Business $23.97 3 $71.91
100 Sheet Composition Notebooks - School Supplies Bundle - 5 College Ruled Composition Notebooks - 1 Black, 1 Red, 1 Green, 1 Blue, and 1 Yellow (College Ruled) • Amazon Business $13.99 5 $69.95
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, School Supplies, 16 Bold Colors, 256 Count • Amazon Business $59.98 1 $59.98
Hammermill Great White 30% Recycled 20lb Copy Paper, 8.5 x 11, 10 Ream Case, 5000 Sheets, Made in USA, Sustainably Sourced From American Family Tree Farms, 92 Bright, Acid Free, Printer Paper, 086700C • Amazon Business $47.19 1 $47.19
TICONDEROGA Pencils, Wood-Cased, Pre-Sharpened, Graphite #2 HB Soft, Yellow, 240-Pack (14634) • Amazon Business $46.60 1 $46.60
Crayola Colored Pencils, Bulk Classpack, Classroom Supplies, 12 Assorted Colors, 240 Count • Amazon Business $32.28 1 $32.28
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count • Amazon Business $5.82 5 $29.10
The File King - File Folder - Letter Size - 1/3 Top Tab with Assorted Positions for Filing Cabinets and Drawers Box of 100 • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", College Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 500 Sheets Per Pack (62349) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Expo Vis-a-Vis Wet-Erase Marker, Fine Point, 4-Color Set (SAN16074) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70

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