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Mrs. Zarbus from Harrisburg PA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Basics to Bring Our Learning Back to Life!

My students need a variety of general school supplies that we have a difficult time acquiring through school district funding. These items range from class sets of scissors and glue to markers and crayons.

  • $600 goal

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My Students

I work in a high poverty school where we have little to no funding for the supplies that my students need to be successful every day. I am looking for items to enrich my classroom climate and increase levels of engagement among my 6th grade classes. These may range from simple pencils and erasers to basic personal and hygiene supplies for my especially needy students. Your donations are much appreciated to promote a positive and productive learning environment for these special young minds!

My Project

In a high poverty school district, basic classroom supplies are often hard to come by. Requests for a classroom set of markers tend to go unnoticed next to more pressing needs such as filling empty teacher positions or seeking help for a family in crisis. This tends to lead to teachers purchasing many of the supplies they need for their classrooms.

At this point in the school year, the general supplies that I purchased at the beginning of the year are almost entirely depleted.

Making learning engaging and fun for my 11-year-old students is very difficult with simple white paper and number two pencils. They thrive on creativity, color, and the opportunity for choice in their learning!

Mrs. Zarbus
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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

This project will reach 60 students.

36 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Best 8 Inch Stainless Steel Blade Scissors, Pack of 10 • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
Crayola Multicultural Crayons -24 count (Set of 3 - 8 Packs) • Amazon Business $5.98 10 $59.80
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $49.09 1 $49.09
Crayola Bulk Crayons, 800 Count Classpack, 16 Assorted Colors (50 Each) • Amazon Business $44.63 1 $44.63
Crayola Colored Pencil Bulk, 240 Count Classpack, 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $33.04 1 $33.04
School Smart 1371700 Poster Board - 11 x 14 - Pack of 50 - Assorted Neon Colors • Amazon Business $14.49 2 $28.98
Swingline 3 Hole Punch, SmartTouch, Low Force, 45 Sheets Punch Capacity (74136) • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Crayola Construction Paper, 480 Count, 10 Colors, Easter Basket Stuffers • Amazon Business $13.83 2 $27.66
Sharpie Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 2 Packs of 8 Total of 16 Markers • Amazon Business $13.48 2 $26.96
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.85 2 $19.70
Pacon Card Stock, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, Colorful Assortment, 250 Sheets (101199) • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
BIC BL241AST Brite Liner Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 24/Set • Amazon Business $9.22 2 $18.44
Crayola 10-Count Ultra Clean Expression Stamper Markers (2 pack) • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Paper Mate InkJoy 100RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Assorted, 20 Pack (1951396) • Amazon Business $9.03 1 $9.03
Metallic Markers Paint Pens-Medium Tip Metal Art Permanent Marker Set For Card Making, Painting Rocks,Black Paper, Glass,Wood, Ceramics,DIY Craft Kids,10 Colors • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Oxford Ruled Index Cards, 5" x 8", White, 100/Pack (51) • Amazon Business $3.39 2 $6.78
Oxford Blank Index Cards, 5" x 8", White, 100/Pack (50) • Amazon Business $1.65 2 $3.30

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