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Ms. Crocker from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I'm Ready to Learn

My students need basic school supplies to start the school year off right.

  • $945 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are mostly from low-income families that live in a gang-infested, poverty-stricken environment. They face many challenges on a daily basis. My students struggle with feeling safe, whether they are sitting on the front porch or walking to school.

My job is to make them feel safe at school as well as to give them hope that they can overcome any situation.

Every day I encourage my students to be a catalyst for change in their school, home, and their environment. My students know that they can overcome anything if they try.

My Project

My project is so basic that I hesitated quite a few times before I created it. I hesitated because these materials are a basic necessity that all students should have for their education and many of my students are not ready to learn because they are missing basic school supplies.

When students have basic supplies like pens, pencils, paper, folders, markers, and composition books on the first day, the students feel ready to learn and it allows students the opportunity to get organized and to focus on a new start.

When all students have the proper materials the whole class wins because we are all ready and prepared to learn.

Ms. Crocker
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Filler Paper, Loose Leaf Paper, Wide Ruled, 200 Sheets, 12 Packs (15200) • Amazon Business $43.72 4 $174.88
Mead Composition Books/Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 sheets, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", Assorted Colors, 12 Pack (73389) • Amazon Business $19.63 6 $117.78
X-ACTO High Volume Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener, Model 41, Beige • Amazon Business $90.77 1 $90.77
Color Swell Washable Markers Bulk Pack 36 Sets 8 Count Vibrant Colors 288 Total Perfect Large Pack for Teachers, Kids and Classrooms • Amazon Business $43.99 2 $87.98
Georgia Pacific Enhanced Multipurpose-Copy Paper, White, 10 Reams (991320) • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
BIC Cristal Xtra Bold Ballpoint Pen, Bold Point (1.6mm), Black, 24-Count • Amazon Business $6.30 8 $50.40
Blue Summit Supplies 25 Two Pocket Folders, Designed for Office and Classroom Use, Green, 25 Pack Colored 2 Pocket Folders • Amazon Business $10.99 4 $43.96
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $10.19 3 $30.57
Value Pack of 48 - BIC Cristal Bold (1.6mm) Ball Pen, Blue, 48ct (MSBP241-BE) • Amazon Business $14.00 2 $28.00
Sharpie 27145 Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.78 5 $23.90
Swingline Staplers, Commercial Desk Staplers, 20 Sheet Capacity, Black, 2 Pack (44401AZ) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Pacon Lightweight Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors, 9" x 12", 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
School Smart 85279 Double Sided Graph Paper with 1/2 in Rule - 8 1/2 x 11 inches - Ream of 500 - White • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Expo 80078 Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 1 Pack with 8 Markers, Total of 8 Markers • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Swingline Staples, S.F. 4, Premium, 1/4" Length, 210/Strip, 5000/Box, 1 Box (35450) • Amazon Business $2.96 1 $2.96

Materials cost

$761.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$802.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$141.64

Total project goal

$944.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$944.29

2 Donors

-$939.29

Donations toward project cost

-$798.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$140.89

match offer

-$5.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$4.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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