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Mr. Francis from Los Angeles CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Clean Desk, Ready Mind

My students need cleaning supplies like paper towels, a broom and dustpan, disinfecting wipes, and tissues to keep us healthy.

  • $331 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I truly believe that my students can do anything, as long as they have the right tools and the right motivation.

I teach sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students at a public middle school.

The students in my class are enrolled in a special education program due to their identified learning disabilities. Many of them come from economically disadvantaged households. As such, they face a lot of barriers to school success. My goal is always to ensure that students have every opportunity to show how amazing they are.

My Project

Learning can, and should, be messy sometimes. But in order to be able to do the messy business of learning, we also need the tools to clean up afterwards. These paper towels, broom and dustpan, tissues, disinfecting wipes, Swiffer refills, soap and sponges will allow us to do just that. They will also help us to keep the spread of germs to an absolute minimum, ensuring that students are never missing more school than necessary. A clean space brightens your mood and gets you in the right headspace to work. Help me ensure that my students get to work in a clean space.

Mr. Francis
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bounty Select-A-Size Paper Towels, White, 12 Giant Rolls = 18 Regular Rolls (88212/81440) • Staples Advantage $25.99 3 $77.97
Rubbermaid Angled Broom, Aluminum Handle • Staples Advantage $29.79 1 $29.79
Lobby Pro FG253100BLA Upright Dust Pan, Black • Staples Advantage $27.99 1 $27.99
Kleenex Boutique Face Tissue, 2-Ply, 95 Sheets/Box, 6 Boxes/Pack (21271) • Staples Advantage $11.49 2 $22.98
Swiffer Sweeper Wet Refills with Gain, 24/Pack • Staples Advantage $8.99 2 $17.98
Swiffer Sweeper Dry Sweeping Pad, Unscented, 52/CT • Staples Advantage $12.99 1 $12.99
Rubbermaid Dustpan and Brush • Staples Advantage $10.29 1 $10.29
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Fresh Scent and Citrus Blend, 35 Count Canister, 3 Canister/Pack, 105 Wipes/Pack • Staples Advantage $7.79 1 $7.79
Staples Trash Bags, Drawstring, White, 13 Gallon, 50 Bags/Box • Staples Advantage $7.49 1 $7.49
Scotch-Brite Scrub Sponges, 3/Pack • Staples Advantage $4.99 1 $4.99
Softsoap Hand Soap with Aloe, 7.5 oz. • Staples Advantage $1.99 2 $3.98
Comet Deodorizing Cleanser with Chlorinol, Scouring Powder, 21 Oz. • Staples Advantage $2.54 1 $2.54

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