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Mrs. Renfer from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Learning for Inquiring Minds!

Help me give my students copy paper and construction paper to help with project based learning.

  • $288 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are wonderfully energetic, curious, and awesome kids who come from high poverty homes. We are a Title I school where 100% of our students receive free lunch. My students are eager learners! I have built a strong classroom community even without having any books or supplies! I have spent hundreds of dollars of my own money to give them the supplies they need such as high-interest books, pencils, paper, notebooks, markers, and copy paper to copy work from the ONE book that I was allotted for my classroom this year!

My school has a very limited budget, and we literally received very little for our classes.

I would love to have more materials available for student use as we need more materials to accommodate our classroom of 30 students!

My Project

Our class will use the colored paper and copy paper for important family notices and to publish our third grader writers' books, as well as for creating the anchor charts we use to support student learning in all academic areas. The construction paper will be used for a variety of art projects so crucial to child development.

Schools need paper, we need paper!

Paper seems to be such a basic school supply. Yet with budgets cuts to our schools, the most basic of supplies are like gold in our classrooms. We look to you for support in carrying out our high expectations and quality instruction. Thank you for your generosity.

Mrs. Renfer
Grades 3-5
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
Hammermill Paper, Copy Plus Paper, 8.5 x 11 Paper, Letter Size, 20lb Paper, 92 Bright, 10 Reams / 5,000 Sheets (105007C) Acid Free Paper • Amazon Business $32.99 4 $131.96
11409-1003 - Blick Construction Paper - 9" x 12", Assorted, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.63 30 $78.90

Materials cost

$210.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$244.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.06

Total project goal

$287.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$287.08

6 Donors

-$287.08

Donations toward project cost

-$244.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.06

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$0.00

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