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Ms. Clayman from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Everyday Essentials for Our Library

Help me give my students our everyday essentials. These items are going help us complete the year with all the necessary items for a strong finish.

  • $296 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in west Philadelphia where the families have very limited resources to help support their children's literacy needs. Recently, I had the chance to revitalize the school library. For years, this space has not been used, and our students have been thrilled to experience a transformed space to learn, listen, and read. Students at our school come to class without pencils, paper, folders, and many times without even breakfast. We are a K-8 school with approximately 800 students. The students I teach are excited to learn and happy to be a part of our school community. However, materials and supplies are almost non-existent and need to be purchased by the teachers. Students here love to read and need all the support they can get.

My Project

We are winding down the school year and are need of some everyday school essentials. The students have been busy keeping the library clean and organized but are running out of supplies. Coloring pencils and crayons will be a necessity for next year and will help us finish these last few weeks out before we go into the summer.

The students take pride in their library.

Besides reading, our kids do a lot of projects in the library. We use the space for drawing, painting and clay. Therefore, it is truly important to all of us make sure we keep everything from the furniture, the windows, the beanbags and tables clean and free from germs. Our scholars enjoy helping out with this and making sure their space is ready for learning and creativity!

Ms. Clayman
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Colored Pencils Classpack, 240/Box • $31.44 1 $31.44
Paper Mate FlexGrip Elite Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, 12/Pack (85580) • $15.29 1 $15.29
Gatorade Thirst Quencher Assorted Flavor Liquid Sports Drink, 20 Fl. oz, 12/Carton (QUA20162) • $14.44 1 $14.44
Glad ForceFlex Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags, 13 Gallon, 100 Bags/Box • $14.44 1 $14.44
Dr Pepper Diet Original Soda, 12 Oz., 12 Cans/Pack, 2 Packs/Carton (78000083163) • $12.74 1 $12.74
Mr. Clean Multipurpose Cleaner, Gain Scent, 128 oz. (96435) • $12.40 1 $12.40
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Bleach Free Cleaning Wipes, Orange Fusion - 75 Wipes (01686) • $5.59 2 $11.18
Eureka Candy Land 4" Peppermint Stripes Deco Letters, Pink • $11.04 1 $11.04
Dr. Seuss 3-D Read Bulletin Board Set • $11.04 1 $11.04
Zebra Z-Grip Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Ink, 24 Pack (12271) • $10.99 1 $10.99
Yellow Sparkle 2" Letters & Marks STICK-EZE Stick-On Letters • $10.62 1 $10.62
Mr. Sketch Scented Water Based Markers, Chisel, Assorted Colors, 12/Pack (1905069) • $8.92 1 $8.92
Trend Terrific Trimmers, Bright Books • $7.56 1 $7.56
PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer Soothing Gel, Fresh Scent, with Aloe & Vitamin E, 1L Pump Bottle (3081-04-CMR) • $6.37 1 $6.37
Pentel WOW! Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Blue Ink, 12/Pack (BK440-C) • $6.20 1 $6.20
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Bleach Free Cleaning Wipes - 105 Wipes (30112) • $5.99 1 $5.99
Kleenex Standard Facial Tissue, 2-Ply, 160 Sheets/Box, 3 Boxes/Pack (37392) • $5.94 1 $5.94
Bright Air Scented Oil & Holder, Fresh Petals & Peach (900134) • $5.09 1 $5.09
Swiffer Dust & Shine Multi-Surface Furniture Polish Spray Cleaner, Gain Original Scent, 9.7 oz. (83619) • $4.67 1 $4.67
Method Foaming Hand Wash Pink Grapefruit 10 oz (01361) • $4.24 1 $4.24
Mrs. Meyer's Multi Surface Spray Cleaner, Lemon Verbena, 16 fl oz (78196-MP) • $3.99 1 $3.99
Softsoap Antibacterial Hand Soap, Fresh Citrus, 11.25 oz. Pump Bottle • $3.22 1 $3.22

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