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Mrs. Carlin from Moline IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just Because They're Basics Doesn't Mean They Can't Be Fun!

My students need fun colored card stock, staplers, and a three-hole punch.

  • $219 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a very needy area of town, they are Latinos, and they are English Language Learners. Those three factors make it so they have a lot stacked against them from the start. However, they have even more going for them!

My students are talented, loving, creative, and energetic children who come to school eager to learn.

Every day I try my best to continue to foster their natural love of learning to help ensure that they graduate and grow into successful, productive members of society.

My Project

I am asking for a three-hole punch because the first one I bought myself 6 years ago has broken. This one is heavy duty so it should last a while.

Bright colors are a good contrast to our white walls, so students like them because they are different.

So I have chosen fun colors of card stock to keep things interesting when possible, but also I have some white, to keep them practical when necessary.

I am also asking for a heavy duty stapler that is easier for students to use than the "normal" kind, since it goes through the papers easier. Also, the automatic stapler will be helpful because it only requires students to focus on holding the papers, and not requiring two hands doing different things at once.

Mrs. Carlin
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EX-25 Automatic Heavy Duty Electric Stapler - Includes Staples, AC Power Cable + Extended Warranty by EcoElectronix - Jam-Free 25 Sheet Full-Strip Staple Capacity, For Professional and Home Office Use • Amazon Business $39.73 1 $39.73
Bostitch EZ Squeeze 40 Sheet 3-Hole Punch (HP40) • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
Neenah Bright White Cardstock, 8.5"x11", 65lb/176 gsm, Bright White, 75 Sheets (90905) • Amazon Business $4.79 4 $19.16
Wausau Astrobrights 65# Premium Cardstock, 250 Count, Solar Yellow, 8.5 X 11 Inches (21738) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb/176 gsm, Rocket Red, 250 Sheets (22841) • Amazon Business $15.37 1 $15.37
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Card Stock, 65 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, Cosmic Orange • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb/176 gsm, Martian Green, 250 Sheets • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
Swingline Stapler, Optima 40, Compact, Low Force, 40 Sheets Capacity, Black / Silver (S7087842) • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47

Materials cost

$153.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$185.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.80

Total project goal

$218.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$218.65

1 Donor

-$218.65

Donations toward project cost

-$185.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.80

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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