You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Williams from Gonzales LA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Involve Me & I Learn

Help me give my students binders, pencils, crayons, scissors, and other necessary materials to feel love and supported in our classroom.

  • $686 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As an educator in a low-income, high poverty school in Louisiana, my students are faced with several challenges; both in and out of the classroom. They all receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status, and come from nontraditional homes. Many students do not come to school with supplies.

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, with so many parents being out of work, this year's back to school season is going to be especially stressful for my students and their families.

Despite the many challenges these kids face, their circumstances do not get the best of them. My 50 students come to school in hopes of receiving love and care, in a safe environment, equipped with the necessary materials to be successful. If I had to choose only one word to describe my students, I would choose eager. My students are eager to learn, eager to be engaged in meaningful lessons, and eager to push themselves to achieve greatness. Although they are willing to put in the effort, they lack the materials needed to be successful in the classroom currently, as well as for the next school year.

My Project

My project will enable my students to get the necessary supplies to be successful at school this year, from the beginning to the end. I want all of my students to feel loved and supported.

By providing my students with the needed supplies, I can help ease anxiety and make back to school an exciting time for them!

Students should not have to worry about not having supplies or not being able to keep up in the classroom because they now live in a technology based society where they need to be successful.

I believe that coming into a classroom that is unconventional and already equipped with supplies would encourage more student engagement and meaningful peer to peer conversations. Providing my students with these basic supplies is one way that I hope to remove some of the barriers that they face and make learning fun for each one of them!

At our school, we work to teach the whole child, socially, emotionally and academically. Assisting in tearing down those barriers with small changes could be just the trick to pushing them forward to reach their goals.

"I wasn't born to just teach. I was born to inspire others, to change people, and to never give up; even when faced with challenges that seem impossible."

Mrs. Williams
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Williams is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsill Economy 3 Ring Binder Organizer, 1 Inch Round Ring Binder, Customizable Clear View Cover, White Bulk Binder 24 Pack • Amazon Business $54.47 2 $108.94
3 Ring Pencil Pouch, 12 Pack, with Mesh Window, 2 Compartments, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $18.42 3 $55.26
Expo 1920940 Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 36 Count (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $26.47 2 $52.94
Better Office Products Yellow Plastic 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, Heavyweight, Letter Size Poly Folders, 24 Pack, with 3 Metal Prongs Fastener Clips, Yellow • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
Ticonderoga DIX13472 Golf Pencil, Yellow (72 Count) • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Electric Hole Punch, AFMAT 3 Hole Punch Heavy Duty, 20-Sheet Punch Capacity, AC or Battery Operated Paper Puncher, Effortless Punching, Long Lasting Paper Punch for Office School Studio, Black • Amazon Business $38.49 1 $38.49
AmazonBasics Binder Organizer Poly Jacket, 3 Hole Punch, Assorted Colors, Pack of 25 • Amazon Business $19.00 2 $38.00
Dry Erase Boards [30pc Double Sided] Lapboards with ClearWipe Coating! Small White Boards - 9" x 12" Mini White Boards for Students, Classroom Teacher Supplies • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
Crayola Crayons Bulk, Back to School Supplies, 24 Box Classpack, 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $31.19 1 $31.19
EX-20 Electric Pencil Sharpener, Ideal For No. 2 and All Colored Pencils (Artist Drawing, Coloring), Heavy Duty Helical Blade with Auto-Stop Function, Perfect for School, Office or Classroom • Amazon Business $26.73 1 $26.73
Westcott 14871 5" School Pack of Kids Scissors with Anti-Microbial Protection, Blunt, Assorted Colors (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $13.58 1 $13.58
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count • Amazon Business $11.63 1 $11.63

Materials cost

$501.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$43.89

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$583.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.89

Total project goal

$685.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$685.95

11 Donors

-$555.48

Donations toward project cost

-$472.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.32

Matching donations from our partners

-$130.47

Match offers toward project cost

-$110.90

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.57

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Gonzales","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1579236],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"LA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4903870,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/involve-me-i-learn/4903870/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":50,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Williams","authorIds":{"1579236":{"owner":"Mrs. Williams","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4903870],"proposalHash":"-1356912211","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp1579236_orig.png?crop=360,360,x0,y104&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1619822496394","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":256736,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NzIxNDgzNQ==","MTM1NTEzOQ==","MjQzMjY=","NzIzNjI2NA==","NzE5NzM3Mg==","MTYxNjc4Mw==","NzE5NjkxOA==","NzE5NzM0Mg==","NzIyMTAzMQ==","Mjg3NDE2OQ==","MjU2OTY5MA==","NzIxMzU2Mg==","NjY2ODk5Nw=="],"teacherId":1579236,"schoolCounty":"Ascension","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"LA","name":"Louisiana"}}