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  • $200 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Stevenson
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Help Sharpen The Minds Of My Students

My students need one heavy duty electric pencil sharpener.

I am currently teaching 2nd grade in an average income area. My students have a love for school, but there are obstacles that hinder their learning.

Every day my students miss out on valuable learning time because of broken pencils. We have one manual pencil sharpener in the room that is very difficult for my young students to use. I have bought numerous automatic pencil sharpeners, but none of them have been able to with stand the high volume of pencils for very long. They end up making horrific sounds that disrupt everyone's learning.

A heavy duty pencil sharpener would allow me to make sure that there are enough sharpened pencils each day for the students. This would allow minimal disruptions and keep the flow of learning in my classroom. It is only the beginning of the school year, and sharpened pencils have already become a huge headache for me and my students.

Your help will ensure that my students will have sharpened pencils everyday, and will not disrupt the learning of my students.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HIGH VOLUME ELECTRIC SHARPENE -- X-ACTO by Boston High Volume Electric Pencil Sharpener • Quill Corporation $130.49 1 $130.49

Materials cost

$130.49

Vendor shipping charges

$13.05

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$164.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.00

Total project goal

$200.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$200.00

5 Donors

-$200.00

Donations toward project cost

-$164.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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