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Mrs. Balewski-Parisi from Brooklyn NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ear ye, Ear ye!

Help me give my students 'just the basics'. A little goes a long way!

  • $415 goal

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My Students

I work in a Tier I project public elementary school with children who are eager to learn. Unfortunately, we do not have ample funding for both classroom supplies and to buy students their personal supplies.

Many come in with barely any or none at all.

It makes it very hard to work with and begin or carry out the learning year successfully. With the donations, students can have pencils to write with, dry erase marker to use on curriculum provided boards, papers to make projects and drawings on, tissues to blow noses, wet wipes to clean, notebooks and folders for assignments just as expected for one to see in any ideal classroom. We do not have these basic supplies and it is disheartening but we try to empower ourselves to believe we can achieve with no limitations.

My Project

Having the basic supplies will allow students to have pencils and dry erase markers to write with, notebooks to write in, folders to send home and keep work from class in, paper to draw on, wipes to keep clean and tissues to wipe noses. May seem simple but not many can afford these items. The children are the future and helping to empower them will foster the ability to persevere to what to us may seem already there. Give the children hope to believe that they can reach for the stars and never give up. A little but, goes a long way!

Mrs. Balewski-Parisi
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
Expo Low Odor Dry Erase Markers - 16 Color Set • Teachers' School Supply $35.79 2 $71.58
Wet-Nap Wipes, Fresh Scent, 40/Pack (P11640TK/P11654) • Staples Advantage $8.29 5 $41.45
TRU RED 8.5" x 11" Printer Paper, 20 lbs., 92 Brightness, 500/Ream, 10 Reams/Carton (TR56958) • Staples Advantage $40.73 1 $40.73
PENCIL #2 PRE-SHARPENED ASST COLORS PACK OF 144 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $19.30 2 $38.60
Kleenex Boutique Facial Tissue, 2-Ply, 95 Sheets/Box, 6 Boxes/Pack • $10.34 3 $31.02
Composition Notebook - 100 Pages • Teachers' School Supply $6.09 5 $30.45
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Fresh Scent and Citrus Blend, 75 Wipes/Canister, 3 Canisters/Value Pack (30208) • $11.99 2 $23.98
Staples 2-Pocket Presentation Folder, Textured Green (21610-CC/20651) • Staples Advantage $2.09 5 $10.45
Staples 2-Pocket Fasteners Folder, Navy (26389) • Staples Advantage $1.59 5 $7.95
Believe and Achieve Pencil - 12 Count • Teachers' School Supply $2.89 2 $5.78

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