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Mr. Bridgeforth from Indianapolis IN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Educational Resources

My students need plenty of supplies to ensure they are receiving the education they deserve!

  • $180 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students have a desire to learn and grow. We are an inner city public school with minimal resources. Not only are we an inner city public school, many of our students come from difficult home settings, in which, often times cannot provide them with some of the most basic scholastic resources. The majority of our students will never experience some of the educational tools that more affluent schools can provide; therefore, it is important that we at least have an adequate amount of the basic resources.

Over the course of the time spent with my students, the constant positive reinforcement and assurance of the importance of education has really started to pay off in the form of effort put forth in the class day in and day out.

This has led to a discovery in personality and ambition that some previously have had no interest. Many are now much more eager to learn than they once were and they understand the importance that an education holds.

My Project

One thing about teaching is that one can never have enough writing utensils. Therefore I am requesting a box of 144 pencils. As much as I hound the students to bring their own pencils, the reality of it is many of them do not have the resources to obtain these materials. Something that I have discovered during my tenure as a teacher, is the students love hands on activities. I am requesting an inflatable globe as I think it would be a great resource to keep students engaged or re-engage them if need be. It is a fun interactive resource and my students would love it. We do a lot of project in my class, many of which require tape so I am requesting a box of tape for those activities. Being that I am a social studies teacher, one can never have enough maps so I am requesting a world map to hang somewhere in the classroom for the students to use as an interactive resource.

The resources I am requesting are not very costly, however they are items that I need to frequently purchase and that starts to add up after a few shopping trips.

My student's deserve to have a good education and a big part of that is having an adequate amount of resources. The items that I am requesting are items in which my students have specifically asked for, which makes it that much more important. They understand the importance that their education has on the success of their future and I would like to provide them with anything necessary in order to fulfill their drive in obtaining a good/meaningful education!

Mr. Bridgeforth
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bic Mechanical Pencils, 40 count, Black barrel with multi color clips • Amazon Business $13.69 2 $27.38
Sharpie Permanent Markers Fine Point Black - 36 Pieces (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $14.82 1 $14.82
Pencils Pre-sharpened No. 2 144/bx S & E Teachers Edition • Amazon Business $13.01 1 $13.01
Scotch Magic Tape, Writeable, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, Boxed, 6 Rolls (810K6) • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", College Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 500 Sheets Per Pack (62349) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Crayola Colored Pencils, 50 Count, Adult Coloring • Amazon Business $9.58 1 $9.58
Swiftmaps World Premier Wall Map Poster Mural 24h x 36w • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Sharpie 27145 Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $7.47 1 $7.47
Universal Paper Clips, Smooth, Size No. 1, Silver, 100/BX, 10 Boxes/Pack • Amazon Business $7.46 1 $7.46
Binder Clips Paper Clamps, Large Medium Small, Black, GOOD ACTIVE, 12 PACK (No.112 (19mm)) • Amazon Business $5.25 1 $5.25
Learning Resources Inflatable 12 inch Globe • Amazon Business $4.29 1 $4.29

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