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 »
Menu
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.

 
  • $217 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. O'Connor
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Help Us Go To Middle School!!!

My students need paper, pencils and pencil sharpeners, they can not afford to buy them. Pencils and paper are necessary for reading, writing, and social studies!!

My Students

My students are all living in poverty. They can not afford to bring basic school supplies to school. Everyday my students and I work together to defy the odds and shatter the stereotypes that society has placed on them. We are working relentlessly day in and day out.

My students are unique.

They are the epitome of the achievement gap in the U.S. Despite obstacles and setbacks, they are creative, hilarious, outgoing, opinionated, and hardworking. They face challenges that the average 5th grader does not face. Each student qualifies for free breakfast and lunch provided by the government. They do not let their hardships bring them down or break their spirit. They attend a public school that continuously receives a failing grade. A very small percentage of the students at the school are reading at grade level. They have had a lot of people give up on them in the past. We are working hard everyday to catch up and improve our reading and writing skills! My students love learning!

My Project

"You can do something extraordinary in one moment for one kid. And it can be simple and it can be profound and it can last a lifetime." -Teach for America corps member. The resources I have requested in this project are simple, paper, pencils, and pencil sharpeners. My students can not afford these simple items. These items are essential to successful learning! My school does not provide us with these supplies, and does not have a working copy machine. I have requested paper so that I can make copies on my own of what we are learning for each student. It is very difficult having students on many different reading levels. I need paper so that I can print stories and passages on various reading levels and meet the needs of all my learners!

By helping to fund this project, you are helping to end educational inequity.

My students deserve the supplies and opportunities that affluent students receive. Please help me put my students on the life path that will lead them to attending college. Entering middle school on reading level is essential for them to have a successful future.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HammerMill Copy Plus Copy Paper 8-1/2x11" Letter Size • Quill $3.69 15 $55.35
Quill Brand Finest-Quality Pencils #2 • Quill $1.79 8 $14.32
Smilemakers Multi-Colored Pencil Sharpeners • Quill $46.70 1 $46.70
Bostitch Manual Pencil Sharpener • Quill $15.29 1 $15.29
X-ACTO Electric Pencil Sharpeners Charcoal/Black • Quill $19.79 1 $19.79

Materials cost

$151.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$183.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.42

Total project goal

$216.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$216.14

2 Donors

-$216.14

Donations toward project cost

-$183.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

Project Activity

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
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Miami","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1563193],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"FL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":957041,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/help-us-go-to-middle-school/957041/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":40,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. O'Connor","authorIds":{"1563193":{"owner":"Ms. O'Connor","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[957041],"proposalHash":"1331491384","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-2_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":278564,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTQxMjA2MA==","MTM5MjU4NQ=="],"teacherId":1563193,"schoolCounty":"Miami-Dade","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"FL","name":"Florida"}}