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Mrs. Castro from Los Angeles CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Goodbye Germs, Hello Learning!

Help me give my students the opportunity to get classroom essentials. The soap, wipes and tissues will help keep germs at bay, especially during this flu season. Keeping our desks and hands clean will help us stay healthy!

  • $184 goal

This project expired on February 21, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach children in a low-income and high poverty neighborhood in the inner city of Los Angeles. This is a Title I school, so 100% of my students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Their economic standing has created many challenges, that is why I strive to give these children a loving and calm place to learn. I hope to be able to provide resources that would be otherwise unavailable to them and to set the highest expectations so they can flourish in their education and prosper in their lives.

My Project

All of our students want to have a welcoming place to learn. Sometimes, it's difficult to keep it clean when there is a lot to do in a day. Especially when you have many students in one classroom, germs and sickness soon follow. It is extremely important that we clean our desks and hands regularly to avoid any sickness.

Keeping the germs away will help kids be at school everyday.

We know how easily germs spread, so keeping our classroom clean will be the start of staying healthy. Our wipes will let us wipe our desks down every week and the soap will help keep our hands clean throughout the day.

In addition, our classroom is in need of scissors. We currently share and it delays our projects and math notes. Having enough scissors for everyone will help give everyone access.

Mrs. Castro
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 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TRU RED Teacher Pack 5" Kids Blunt Tip Stainless Steel Scissors, Straight Handle, Right and Left Handed, 24/Pack (TR55059) • Staples Advantage $44.99 1 $44.99
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Bleach Free Cleaning Wipes - 225 Wipes (30208) • Staples Advantage $14.65 3 $43.95
Kleenex Boutique Standard Facial Tissues, 2-Ply, 95 Sheets/Box, 6/Pack (21271) • Staples Advantage $13.19 1 $13.19
Brighton Professional Hand Soap with Lotion, Light Floral, 1 Gallon (18497) • Staples Advantage $11.49 1 $11.49

Materials cost

$113.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$155.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.48

Total project goal

$183.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$183.20

2 Donors

-$105.00

Donations toward project cost

-$89.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.75

match offer

-$78.20

Match offer toward project cost

-$66.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.73

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$0.00

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