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Ms. Cummings from Los Angeles CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Giving Voice to Writers

Help me give my students the tools to support their writing. Having the tools such as a good pencil or pen and journal can inspire a student to write.

  • $287 goal

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My Students

Most of my students have suffered various degrees of trauma, from losing a parent, sibling, or friend to violence to becoming homeless. They try their best to deal with it all while have a learning disability and meet the demands of middle school.

School provides a safe space and allows students to be kids, leaving behind the anxiety they often face beyond our campus.

When given the opportunity, my student persevere and reach high standards they often set for themselves.

My Project

We need to remember the powerful advantage of having good tools in the classroom.

Yes, there are inferior pencils!

As a teacher supporting students in Writer's Workshop, empowering our burgeoning writers with tools they can use such as a good pencil, pen, and a sturdy journal can make a difference. In all honesty, we tend to enjoy writing more if our journal is not falling apart and our pen or pencil feel good in our hand.

These basic tools will give my students a much needed head-start as they embark on their journey of writing. Please help me inspire my students.

Ms. Cummings
Grades 6-8
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
Huhuhero 10 Pack Notebooks Journals, Classic Ruled Notebook, Premium Thick Paper Lined Journal, Black Hardcover Notebook for Office Home School Business Writing Note Taking Journaling, 5"×8.3" • Amazon Business $49.99 3 $149.97
Ticonderoga Pencils, Wood-Cased, Graphite #2 HB Soft, Yellow, 96-Pack (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 2 $19.92
Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Extra Fine Point, Dozen Box, Blue (31003) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Fine Point, Dozen Box, Black Ink (31020) • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37

Materials cost

$193.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.68

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$243.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.03

Total project goal

$286.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$286.86

6 Donors

-$244.95

Donations toward project cost

-$211.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.99

match offer

-$37.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$31.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.62

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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