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Ms. Kemp from Oakland CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Shoo the Flu!

Help me give my students toilet paper, paper towels, and hand soap to stay clean, healthy, and safe.

  • $444 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is located in an urban area. The school has an estimated enrollment of about four hundred fifty students for the 2018-2019 school year in grades TK-5. Additionally, we house a state pre-k program. About 97.7% of the students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, and 79.4% are English language learners. The school is a dual language school, so instruction is taught in both English and Spanish.

The students at our school are wonderful children who need a little extra support to reach their goals.

Our school is located in an economically depressed area, and our school district has recently gone through a battery of budget cuts that have left us struggling to meet student needs.

We are on a mission to provide an intellectually stimulating, culturally prosperous, and socio-emotionally supportive environment for every child through collaboration and reflection between the school, parents, and community.

My Project

So many of our students have had prolonged or recurring illnesses this flu season. A lot of the children who come to our school do not have adequate sanitation at home, so it is really imperative that they have the ability to clean their hands properly at school. As a math intervention provider, I work with every student in the school. Children are missing out on learning often because they are sick. Our school district is in a budget crisis, and they are cutting back on supplying basic needs to the school. That is why we are asking for toilet paper, soap, and paper towels. We need our students to be able to use the bathroom in a sanitary way to prevent illness.

Children cannot learn when they are not in school, so we need these items to help keep our student population healthy and present!

Teachers have tried to purchase these items themselves, but the need is too great. Soap, paper towels, and toilet paper are not regularly provided by the school. We need help from the global community to make sure all the students at our school have a safe, healthy learning environment.

Ms. Kemp
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brighton Professional Bath Tissue, 2-Ply, 96/CT, 500 sheets per roll • Quill.com $58.99 2 $117.98
Pacific Blue Select Multifold Premium Paper Towels by GP PRO, 2-Ply, White, 125 Towels/Pack, 16 Packs/Carton (21000) • Quill.com $32.99 3 $98.97
Micrell Antibacterial Hand Soap, Lemon Citrus, Refill, 1 gal. • Quill.com $16.14 6 $96.84

Materials cost

$313.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.71

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$377.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.57

Total project goal

$443.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$443.78

1 Donor

-$75.44

Donations toward project cost

-$75.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$355.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$301.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.31

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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