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Ms. Dust from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Supplies for Compassionate 1st Grade Students

Help me give my students small storage bins which will be used for math and reading centers, crayons for projects, and headphones so they can use technology my school provides!

  • $281 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My 30 students live in the west side of Chicago in the Austin neighborhood. Despite the challenges they face outside of school, they always come wishing to learn new things and are filled with love and compassion. 90% of my students live in poverty, in foster homes, or are homeless themselves and thus are unable to afford supplies- most do not bring more than a folder or a pencil with them on the first day of school. I wish so much that these setbacks would not prevent them from getting the resources they need to be successful young readers, writers, mathematicians, and scientists. They deserve the world and I would love to be able to support them with the tools to best fit their educational needs.

My Project

These supplies will make a difference in the lives of my students because they will be used by all my students, all year long, to complete many different lessons essential to their 1st grade learning goals. Many items that are listed will make up the backbone of our classroom, such as the supply bins for math and reading centers (which will be used everyday) and headphones for my students to utilize the benefits of technology that is available to them. 1st graders need crayons, glue, and scissors because they are discovering creativity and will use this when they complete visual projects and assignments.

Most of my students live in poverty, foster care, or are homeless, so they are unable to bring their own supplies to school, which means I must supply them with everything they need....and they deserve the world!

Anything will make a difference for these children, and they are so appreciative of everything they can use.

Ms. Dust
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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
Tot Tutors Kids' Primary Colors Small Storage Bins, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $8.79 6 $52.74
Crayola Classpack Assortment, School Supplies, 16 Different Colors (50 Each), 800 Regular Size Crayons • Amazon Business $40.66 1 $40.66
Soundnetic 10 Pack Classroom Stereo Budget Headphones with Leatherette Earpads Volume Control • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $14.87 2 $29.74
Stanley Removable 4 Cup Scissor Caddy and Guppy 5-Inch Blunt Tip Kids Scissors, 24 Pack (SCICAD-BT24) • Amazon Business $24.48 1 $24.48
Scotch 5-Inch Soft Touch Pointed Kid Scissors, 12 Count Teacher Pack, Green (1442P-12) • Amazon Business $11.27 1 $11.27

Materials cost

$198.88

Vendor shipping charges

$6.95

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$238.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.14

Total project goal

$280.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$280.95

2 Donors

-$272.13

Donations toward project cost

-$238.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.32

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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