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Mrs. Van Kampen-Lewis from Austin TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Write by Giving Us Pencils

My students need pencils to help make it though the school year.

  • $177 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up." -Vince Lombardi

This school is a middle city school with students from many different economic and cultural backgrounds.

My students are asked to provide supplies which might be financially hard for them to get. Our school is a Title I school, and every donation goes a long way. Our students are driven to always do their best, but they struggle. They need financial and emotional support from their community to help them meet their true potential.

My Project

This is a very basic project. I thought I would never run out of pencils but I have. I need a few boxes of pencils to make sure my students are never without something to write with in any of their 8 classes. Pencils seem like such a trivial thing, but when you are buying them for 100 students, the struggle becomes real.

The only reason we don't notice how absolutely interwoven our thinking processes have become with older technologies - pencils, paper, electric light, penicillin, fire - is that they're old, so we've ceased to notice their effects.

- Clive Thompson

Please help me supply my students with this small but important tool!

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Mrs. Van Kampen-Lewis
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 5 $62.45
Pencils Pre-sharpened No. 2 144/box 12 Boxes of 12 New Improved Eraser • Amazon Business $16.50 2 $33.00
Geddes Happy Birthday Pencil Assortment , Set of 144 (66273) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Fun Express Wooden Happy Birthday Pencils (24 Piece) • Amazon Business $4.96 1 $4.96

Materials cost

$117.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$149.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.41

Total project goal

$176.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$176.08

5 Donors

-$130.54

Donations toward project cost

-$110.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.58

match offer

-$45.54

Match offer toward project cost

-$38.71

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.83

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$0.00

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