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Mrs. Steinberg from Portland OR is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Don't Have A Pencil, Ms. S!

My students need various basic school supplies such as notebooks, pens, pencils, folders, paper, rulers, and glue... just to name a few necessities!

  • $1,119 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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I am a special education teacher who teaches math in an extremely unique high school. My small school is housed in a residential treatment facility for young women. All of my students are wards of the state, placed in this treatment center by the state Department of Human Services. Most of my students are eligible for special education, all of them are receiving mental health services, and none of them have healthy, nurturing, parental support. Although this is the neediest group of students that I have worked with, they are the most motivated learners I have ever had.

With the recent state of our economy, school budgets are getting hit pretty bad. Our principal was forced to cut 5% of our budget for THIS school year. So, we are currently on a spending freeze, and the next couple of years are not looking any better. Unfortunately, my students depend on the school to provide their basic supplies, right down to pencils and paper. Our supplies are practically gone, and we can not order any more for the rest of the school year. My students have no resources of their own, and now, the one resource they could depend on is dried up. We are in dire need.

My students need everything! We are out of all of the basic school supplies, such as paper, notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, glue, file folders, binders, rulers, and the list goes on. I do what I can to not waste a thing; we reuse notebooks, use pencils down to the nub, but eventually we will soon have nothing. It is very hard to teach, let alone learn, without these basic necessities. The majority of my students never had an opportunity to succeed at school, but my small school with dedicated teachers, gives them a chance. It's a shame that lack of supplies can get in the way of their success.

You can truly help these kids. This is their chance to get out of the system and on to college. You can help them reach this goal. There is not a more needy population than the girls I work with. They have seen and been through the absolute worst. Help them feel that they are worth it by giving them the resources they need to flourish in school.

Mrs. Steinberg
Grades 9-12
  • Rosemont School
  • Portland, OR
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Paper Mate(R) American(R) Pencils, No. 2, Soft Lead, Box Of 72 • Office Depot Inc. $4.43 2 $8.86
Office Depot(R) Brand Marble Composition Book, 7 x 9, College Ruled, 100 Pages (50 Sheets), Black/White • Office Depot Inc. $2.44 20 $48.80
Office Depot(R) Brand Dual Ruled Composition Book, 7 1/2 x 9 3/4, Quadrille/College Ruled, 100 Pages (50 Sheets), Black • Office Depot Inc. $3.91 40 $156.40
Office Depot(R) Green(TM) Recycled Hanging Folders, 1/5 Cut, 8 1/2 x 11, Green, Pack Of 25 • Office Depot Inc. $8.03 2 $16.06
Paper Mate(R) Write Bros.(R) Grip Ballpoint Stick Pens, 1.0 mm, Medium Point, Blue Barrel, Blue Ink, Pack Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $1.95 6 $11.70
Office Depot Value(TM) Notebook Filler Paper, College-Ruled, 8 1/2 x 11, 3-Hole Punched, Pack Of 150 Sheets • Office Depot Inc. $1.75 15 $26.25
SkilCraft View Binders, 1 1/2 Ring, 275-Sheet Capacity, Blue, Pack Of 18 • Office Depot Inc. $10.37 2 $20.74
Sanford(R) Sharpie Accent(R) Highlighters, Fluorescent Yellow, Pack Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $6.85 1 $6.85
Paper Mate(R) Ballpoint Stick Pens, 1.0 mm, Medium Point, Black Barrel, Black Ink, Pack Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $1.26 5 $6.30
Paper Mate(R) Ballpoint Stick Pens, 1.0 mm, Medium Point, Green Barrel, Green Ink, Pack Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $1.26 6 $7.56
Paper Mate(R) Ballpoint Stick Pens, 1.0 mm, Medium Point, Red Barrel, Red Ink, Pack Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $1.26 6 $7.56
EXPO(R) Dry-Erase Fine-Point Markers, Black, Pack Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $13.71 1 $13.71
EXPO(R) Chisel-Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Black, Pack Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $13.71 1 $13.71
EXPO(R) Chisel-Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted New Colors, Pack Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $13.71 2 $27.42
Office Depot(R) Brand Filing/Stacking Crate, Blue • Office Depot Inc. $6.85 5 $34.25
Office Depot(R) Brand Wirebound Memo Books 6 x 4, 1 Subject, College Ruled, 40 Pages (20 Sheets) Per Pad, Pack Of 3 Pads • Office Depot Inc. $2.08 23 $47.84
Office Depot(R) Brand Wirebound Notebooks, 3-Hole Punched, Perforated, 8 x 10 1/2,1 Subject, Wide Ruled, 140 Pages (70 Sheets) Per Book, Pack Of 6 Books • Office Depot Inc. $7.34 10 $73.40
Office Depot(R) Brand Quad Pads, 4 x 4 Squares Per Inch, White, Pack Of 6 • Office Depot Inc. $7.24 3 $21.72
Post-it(R) Super Sticky Notes, 3 x 3, Assorted Neon Colors, 90 Sheets Per Pad, Pack Of 12 Pads • Office Depot Inc. $13.71 1 $13.71
Post-it(R) Super-Sticky Notes, 3 x 3, Assorted Ultra Colors, 90 Sheets Per Pad, Pack Of 12 Pads • Office Depot Inc. $13.71 1 $13.71
Oxford(R) 100 Recycled Twin-Pocket Portfolios, Assorted, Box Of 25 • Office Depot Inc. $16.16 2 $32.32
Office Depot(R) Brand Recycled Twin-Pocket Portfolios With Fasteners, Assorted Colors, Pack Of 25 • Office Depot Inc. $19.39 2 $38.78
Office Depot(R) Acrylic Ruler, 12, Clear • Office Depot Inc. $1.85 5 $9.25
Xerox(R) Brights Multipurpose Color Paper, 8 1/2 x 11, 24 Lb, 89 Brightness, Assorted Mini Pack, Pack Of 200 Sheets • Office Depot Inc. $10.18 2 $20.36
HP Color Inkjet Paper, Super Smooth, 8 1/2 x 11, 24 Lb, 96 Brightness, Ream Of 500 Sheets • Office Depot Inc. $9.01 3 $27.03
Sharpie(R) Permanent Ultra-Fine Point Markers, Assorted, Pack Of 24 • Office Depot Inc. $19.59 1 $19.59
Sharpie(R) Chisel Tip Permanent Markers, Assorted, Pack Of 8 • Office Depot Inc. $8.42 1 $8.42
Sharpie(R) Permanent Fine-Point Markers, Assorted Colors, Pack Of 24 • Office Depot Inc. $19.59 1 $19.59
Elmers(R) Glue Stick Classroom Pack, Purple, Pack Of 30 • Office Depot Inc. $13.12 1 $13.12
Office Depot Value(TM) Pink Bevel Erasers, Pack Of 24 • Office Depot Inc. $11.75 1 $11.75
Riverside Paper Marble Construction Paper, 9 x 12, Assorted Colors, Pack Of 50 • Office Depot Inc. $2.56 1 $2.56
Pacon(R) Glitter, Shaker-Top Jar, Assorted Colors, Pack Of 6 • Office Depot Inc. $20.61 1 $20.61

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