You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Leonard from Bridgeport CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Healthy Habits - Basic School Supplies

Help me give my students the supplies they need to help stop the spread of germs and stay healthy so they can come to school every day ready to learn.

  • $373 goal

This project expired on March 25, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach high school students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities in a Transition Learning Center, which focuses on functional academics, job training, daily living skills and community access/safety.

My goal is to foster independence and develop vocational skills to help the students lead a productive life after high school.

The students in my program participate in these training activities as part of their overall education. They also run a coffee shop for teachers and staff in the school building, as well as prepare mailings for the school. Additionally, they travel to offsite jobs and work with our community partners.

My Project

My project consists of disinfecting and sanitizing materials that will be used daily within the classroom. Flu season is quickly approaching, and many of my students have already been out sick from school with colds. The more sick my students get, the less instruction time they receive. We need supplies such as hand-sanitizer, disinfecting spray and wipes to use immediately within the classroom to help stop the spread of germs.

A clean classroom + healthy students = consistent school attendance and academic success ~ it all adds up!

We are also asking for school supplies such as markers, pencils, paper, and folders. The students in my classroom come to school with very little, and almost all materials are bought by the teachers and staff. Please help us get supplies for our program.

Mrs. Leonard
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 32 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Leonard is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Recycled Classification Folders, 2/5-Cut Tab, 2 Partitions, 20/Box (98763SB) • Staples Advantage $84.39 1 $84.39
Dixon Ticonderoga Pencils, No. 2.5, Medium, 72/Pk • Staples Advantage $13.99 2 $27.98
Staples Ultra Heavy Duty Shipping Tape, 1.88" x 54.6 Yds, Clear, 6/Rolls • Staples Advantage $22.49 1 $22.49
Johnson & Johnson RED CROSS Brand All Purpose First Aid Kit For Minor Cuts, Scrapes And Sprains (1117210) • Staples Advantage $20.35 1 $20.35
Crayola Colored Pencils, 12/Box • Staples Advantage $1.94 8 $15.52
Formula 409 Multi-Surface Cleaner, Spray, 32 oz, 1/EA • Staples Advantage $6.69 2 $13.38
PURELL Hand Sanitizing Wipes, Clean Refreshing Scent, 40 wipes/canister (9120-06-CMR) • Staples Advantage $4.29 3 $12.87
Expo Low Odor Fine Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 8/pk (86601) • Staples Advantage $5.93 2 $11.86
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Value Pack, Crisp Lemon and Fresh Scent, 3 Pack, 35 Wipes Each (30112) • Staples Advantage $9.29 1 $9.29
Stanley Bostitch Antimicrobial Manual Pencil Sharpener • Staples Advantage $8.74 1 $8.74
Staples Instant Hand Sanitizer with Aloe, 1 Liter • Staples Advantage $8.49 1 $8.49
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Black, 1/Dz (30001) • Staples Advantage $7.22 1 $7.22
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Salmon, 500/Ream (14783) • Staples Advantage $5.60 1 $5.60
Sharpie Flip Chart Markers, Assorted, 4/pk (22474) • Staples Advantage $5.29 1 $5.29
Scotch-Brite Scrub Sponges, 3/Pack • Staples Advantage $4.99 1 $4.99
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Green, 500/Ream (14781) • Staples Advantage $4.84 1 $4.84
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Canary, 500/Ream (14787) • Staples Advantage $4.84 1 $4.84
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Blue, 500/Ream (14786) • Staples Advantage $4.84 1 $4.84
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Goldenrod, 500/Ream (14788) • Staples Advantage $4.84 1 $4.84
Sharpie Super Permanent Marker, Fine point, Assorted Colors, 4/pk (33074) • Staples Advantage $4.19 1 $4.19

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Bridgeport","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[460731],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CT","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":3786452,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":32,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Leonard","authorIds":{"460731":{"owner":"Mrs. Leonard","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3786452],"proposalHash":"-2144766867","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20634378,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjA3NTQ1OQ==","MTc0ODU2","MTIwNjc5"],"teacherId":460731,"schoolCounty":"Fairfield","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CT","name":"Connecticut"}}