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Mrs. Helms from Palestine TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Journals for Art and Writing

My students need a binding machine and comb bindings to allow them to be creative and inspire them to write and create masterpieces of their own.

  • $161 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a small rural school that has about 103 students total. Out of those students, I teach around 40 of them. We don't have a lot of money for the extra stuff.

Most of our students are from low income families and don't have a lot of outside activities away from school.

A new binding machine will help my kiddos out a lot.

My Project

This binding machine will allow my students to make their own journals. This will allow them to express themselves and create something unique. Self-expression is important.

The students will make their own journals for their own drawings and for their very own sketches.

This is much more personal than a plain store bought journal. This will allow them to truly show their personalities in their own way. Most of our kids are low income and do not even have basic school supplies , so we would truly be grateful to receive this binding machine. It would allow us to do lots of projects.

Mrs. Helms
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fellowes Star Plus Comb Binding Machine, White/Black • Staples Advantage $66.54 1 $66.54
Fellowes Plastic Comb Bindings, Black, 1/2", 100/Pack • Staples Advantage $6.43 6 $38.58

Materials cost

$105.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$136.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.12

Total project goal

$160.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$160.82

2 Donors

-$80.41

Donations toward project cost

-$68.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.06

Matching donations from our partners

-$80.41

Match offers toward project cost

-$68.35

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.06

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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