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Mrs. Elder from Colton CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Safe Environment; Creating a Place of Pride

Help me give my students pride and security in a world of change.

  • $280 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The school culture is 80% Hispanic, with more than half on free or reduced lunch. The majority of them are curious about life.

My students always stress how they are young adults.

But I love how they want to be adults, but still get the thrills of a young child upon seeing their work displayed in the classroom.

The majority of my students express how they don’t get praised at home, so this allows them that feeling of pride.

My Project

A laminator will allow me to preserve my students’ great artwork. It will also allow them to keep the cherished piece forever.

By having them create art, it allows all students to demonstrate their knowledge of a reading by another means besides a quiz or essay.

My students create beautiful artwork that relates to the literature we read. An example would be the artwork that relates to the study of the Holocaust. I would like to showcase this work as it will bring a smile to their faces.

The shredder will add security to the personal information of my students. At a young age, they don’t need to worry about their personal information.

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

Equity Focus

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
Fellowes Powershred 64Cb 10-Sheet Cross-Cut Personal Shredder (4646402) • Staples Advantage $135.50 1 $135.50
Staples Thermal & Cold Laminator, 9.5" Width, White (5738801) • Staples Advantage $28.32 1 $28.32
Staples Thermal Pouches, Letter, 100/Pack (17468) • Staples Advantage $24.03 1 $24.03

Materials cost

$187.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.19

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$237.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.98

Total project goal

$279.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$279.84

5 Donors

-$279.84

Donations toward project cost

-$237.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.98

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$0.00

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