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Ms. Mattingly from Tulsa OK is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

IN THE ZONE: Supplies and Supply Center

My students need a place to put their folders and notebooks, which is why I am requesting the literature holders. They also need folders/notebooks/pencils/sharpeners.

  • $1,131 goal

This project expired on July 7, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

80-90% of my kids receive free or reduced lunch, a blatant indicator of poverty. This poverty translates into a lack of supplies and resources for the classroom. All students should have basic supplies to do their work. They need somewhere to store these supplies that are easily accessible.

All of my students are bright and capable of learning!

I have seen this and believe it wholeheartedly! This is what keeps me going in the midst of challenges. What are the challenges? 1. My students are very behind academically. 2. My students impoverished. 3. My students are learning to embrace and navigate their and others' racial identities in a diverse school.

My Project

As I previously mentioned, most of my students are impoverished. Now that we are more than halfway through the year, their basic school supplies--paper, pencils, and notebooks/folders are either used up or worn out. My students' families have more pressing financial strains, and I don't want to burden them with supply requests. However, I can't count how many times students have come to class without a pencil and/or paper. I am determined that this cannot and will not be a barrier for learning. In addition, students need somewhere easily accessible to put their supplies. My current folder/notebook organization system results in traffic jams at the beginning and end of class. Students also accidentally place their things in other students' hanging file folders. This wastes our learning time, as they struggle to access and find their things promptly.

I know that this project is expensive, but please know that it will make a world of difference in my classroom.

We will have the basic supplies we need to learn and--just as importantly--somewhere to put these supplies.

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

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ORGANIZER 24 COMPARTMENT ORGANIZER BLACK • ABC School Supply, Inc $94.99 5 $474.95
Roaring Spring Composition Book 9-3/4x7-1/2", 100 Sheets • Quill $1.69 130 $219.70
Quill Brand Standard-Grade Pencils #2-1/2 • Quill $0.98 45 $44.10
X-ACTO Powerhouse Heavy-Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener Black • Quill $26.09 1 $26.09
Paper Two-Pocket Report Cover, Tang Clip, Letter, 1/2" Capacity, Red, 25 per Box • Quill $32.99 1 $32.99

Materials cost

$797.83

Vendor shipping charges

$50.73

State sales tax

$65.02

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$960.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$169.51

Total project goal

$1,130.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,130.06

14 Donors

-$1,067.43

Donations toward project cost

-$960.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$106.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$62.63

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$0.00

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