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Mrs. Rushing from Society Hill SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Duplicating Our Smarts

Help me give my students copy paper for simple projects and for photocopies of handouts, exams, and classroom readings.

  • $241 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, and my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students are creative, clever, and very spontaneous.

They like to move, they love to read, and they love a lot of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical." From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

I am requesting several reams of Copy Paper and Staples Hardboard Clipboards that will hopefully serve several teachers and several classrooms in our school throughout the year. This isn't the most glamorous item but it is essential for any school. With this donation, you will be helping many teachers and students get the information they need in front of them.

Please help us get some copy paper in our school so that our students do not have to worry about having handouts, readings, and tests printed on paper they can keep.

With this donation, you will be helping many students follow along with the information their teacher is presenting.

Mrs. Rushing
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples 11" x 17" Copy Paper, 20 lbs, 92 Brightness, 500/Ream, 5 Reams/Carton (512215) • Staples Advantage $49.93 1 $49.93
Staples Hardboard Clipboard, Brown (44290) • Staples Advantage $2.89 16 $46.24
Staples 8.5" x 11" Copy Paper, 20 lbs, 92 Brightness, 5000/Carton (135848) • Staples Advantage $39.23 1 $39.23
AmazonBasics 92 Bright Multipurpose Copy Paper - 8.5 x 11 Inches, 5 Ream Case (2,500 Sheets) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$160.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.31

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$204.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.02

Total project goal

$240.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$240.13

5 Donors

-$184.00

Donations toward project cost

-$156.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.60

match offer

-$56.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$47.71

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.42

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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