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Mrs. Dailey from Knoxville TN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Essential Supplies for Students in Need

My students need what most people would consider standard school supplies--pencils, markers, and poster board. They aren't so standard for my students.

  • $404 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school represents a large variety of students from various countries all over the world. One hundred percent of the students at my school receive free or reduced-price lunch, and we are a school-wide recipient of Title I funds.

Want to know one of my favorite parts of my job?

I love seeing the change that students undergo over the course of the year. I am fortunate enough to see kids develop ways to express kindness each and every day. They use manners that weren't present in August. I have seen students who loathe reading turn into book lovers. Few things make me smile like seeing my kids pull out a book when they have an extra few minutes. My classroom is full of faces and personalities that will impact our future world. As a teacher, I believe it is my job to do everything I can to make sure that impact will be a positive impact!

My Project

Every year, students and parents around the country scavenge through the store aisles to fill their carts with school supplies that are amid the hustle and bustle. Often overlooked is that many of these basic supply necessities are unattainable for many students. With items like white board markers, colored pencils, and markers, students in my classroom will be able to participate in many of the same activities as their peers at other schools in our county. They will learn to collaborate on projects together, they will learn to think before they write through brainstorming, and they will earn the pride in their work so many of us remember from our own childhoods in the classroom.

Many families in America are struggling.

With high unemployment, we are 100% free and reduced price lunch, and many parents are unable to provide the basic school supplies their children need to be effective. In addition, schools across the country are facing severe budget cuts and lack the funding to purchase necessary supplies. This project will have a profound impact on students and their learning experience. Make school a better place for both students by the simple act of providing basic tools.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 5 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP5854-100),Clear • Amazon Business $18.28 2 $36.56
Riverside Paper 104225 White Poster Board, 22 x 28, 100 Sheets/Carton • Amazon Business $33.47 1 $33.47
Scotch PRO Thermal Laminator, Never Jam Technology Automatically Prevents Misfed Items , 2 Roller System (TL906) • Amazon Business $33.04 1 $33.04
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.87 1 $24.87
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $10.19 2 $20.38
Crayola Fun Effects Mini Twistables Crayons, 24-Count, 1 pack • Amazon Business $6.57 3 $19.71
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $8.87 2 $17.74
Mr. Sketch 1905069 Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.84 3 $14.52
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
Top Notch Teacher Products Classes Binder Clips (6 Pack), 2" • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
EXPO Whiteboard / Dry Erase Board Liquid Cleaner, 22-ounce • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Wausau Astrobrights 24# Writing Paper, 500 count, Cool Assortment, 8.5 x 11 Inch (20274) • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Vibrant Colors, 16-Count • Amazon Business $10.31 1 $10.31
Top Notch Teacher Products Days of the Week Binder Clips (6 Pack), 2" • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Top Notch Teacher Products Things to Do Binder Clips (6 Pack), 2" • Amazon Business $6.17 1 $6.17
Expo Dry Erase Markers Chisel Tip Vibrant Colors 8 Pack 1931196 Low Odor Ink (1927524) • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89
Paper Mate Arrowhead Pink Pearl Cap Erasers, 144 Count • Amazon Business $5.77 1 $5.77
Paper Mate 1887959 ClearPoint Mix & Match 0.5mm Mechanical Pencil Starter Kit • Amazon Business $3.98 1 $3.98

Materials cost

$308.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$343.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.57

Total project goal

$403.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$403.79

2 Donors

-$201.01

Donations toward project cost

-$172.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.65

match offer

-$201.01

Match offer toward project cost

-$170.86

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.15

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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