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Mr. Bray from Durham NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just the Bare Necessities

Help me give my students classroom supplies! My students have been complaining for days that my markers are dying, I need a new pencil sharpener, and our index card dividers aren't working. Help me fix this!

  • $316 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are unique. They are determined. They are motivated. They are hard workers. They are underserved.

93.7% of my students are black and hispanic, 72.8% of my students receive free and reduced price lunch, although this number is almost certainly too low.

Some students do not have a home to return to. Some students return to a typical nuclear family. Some students return to subsidized housing. Some students do not have parents to return to. I see students from many different backgrounds, but they all have one thing in common: they want to learn and they want a better life for themselves.

My Project

This project will help to fill a couple of different needs in my classroom. My students have been complaining of markers drying out, my pencil sharpener not working, and our makeshift dividers falling apart. Help me to give my students the supplies they deserve!

Additionally, I have a large number of Spanish speakers in my classes.

I want to get English to Spanish dictionaries to help these students succeed in my class. These dictionaries will help them to bridge the language barrier and be more successful.

By helping me to bring these supplies into my classroom, you will help my students to be successful as possible!

Mr. Bray
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Avery Big Tab Write & Erase Dividers, 8 Multicolor Tabs, Case Pack of 48 Sets (23079) • Amazon Business $99.98 1 $99.98
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $51.79 1 $51.79
Merriam-Webster's Word-for-Word Spanish-English Dictionary, New Book! 2016 copyright (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $4.75 10 $47.50
Jarlink Electric Pencil Sharpener, Heavy-duty Helical Blade to Fast Sharpen, Auto Stop for No.2/Colored Pencils(6-8mm), USB/Battery Operated in School Classroom/Office/Home(USB/AC Adapter Included) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99

Materials cost

$218.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.02

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$268.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.39

Total project goal

$315.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$315.94

1 Donor

-$315.94

Donations toward project cost

-$268.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.39

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$0.00

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