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Mrs. Vail from Worcester MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just the Basics

My students need basic classroom materials such as pens, pencils, folders, and paper that will give them a chance to be successful.

  • $515 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a special education teacher in a low income school district my students face many challenges in the classroom as well as outside. My students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds, and upbringings. They also have many different academic and social needs. A vast majority of them fall well below the poverty line and as a result our entire building receives free school lunch.

It is so important that these high risk students have the necessary materials in order to be just as successful as their suburban peers.

All too often students in the inner city do not have the same opportunities that others in the suburbs are given and the gap between them continues to grow.

My Project

As a special education teacher, it is vital that I am able to remain organized and to also teach my students to remain organized. Almost daily I struggle because they do not bring the necessary materials to class.

Monthly, I am given one ream of paper, and five pencils or pens, when they are available; this makes it nearly impossible for my classroom to function without providing these things on my own.

By giving my students basic materials, like pens, pencils, folders, and paper, we are able to provide them with basic necessities that all students need to be successful.

Mrs. Vail
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Stackable DocuPocket Wall Files, 7 Pockets, Letter, Black, 28.73"H x 12.98"W x 3.93"D • Staples Advantage $61.99 1 $61.99
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • Staples Advantage $17.49 3 $52.47
Staples School Grade 2 Pocket Folder with Fasteners, Red, 25/Box • Staples Advantage $9.49 4 $37.96
Staples Copy Paper, 20 Lb., 92 Bright, 8 1/2" x 11", 10-Ream Case • Staples Advantage $34.28 1 $34.28
Staples SPL-130 8-Digit Display Calculator • Staples Advantage $1.99 15 $29.85
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Blue Ink, 60/Pack (16699/13161) • Staples Advantage $6.49 4 $25.96
BIC Round Stic Xtra-Life Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, 60/Pack (GSM609-BLK) • Staples Advantage $6.49 4 $25.96
First Aid Only First Aid Kits, For 25 People, 107-Piece • Staples Advantage $19.99 1 $19.99
Staples Colored Top-Tab File Folders, 3 Tab, Orange, Letter Size, 100/Pack • Staples Advantage $18.79 1 $18.79
Staples Colored Top-Tab File Folders, 3 Tab, Yellow, Letter Size, 100/Pack • Staples Advantage $18.79 1 $18.79
Staples Colored Top-Tab File Folders, 3 Tab, Green, Letter Size, 100/Pack • Staples Advantage $18.79 1 $18.79
Staples Colored File Folders, 3-Tab, Letter, Blue, 100/Box • Staples Advantage $18.79 1 $18.79
Staples Colored Top-Tab File Folders, 3 Tab, Purple, Letter Size, 100/Pack • Staples Advantage $18.79 1 $18.79
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 12/pk (80699) • Staples Advantage $9.89 1 $9.89
Staples Manila File Folders, Letter, 3 Tab, Assorted Position, 100/Box • Staples Advantage $8.79 1 $8.79

Materials cost

$401.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$437.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.14

Total project goal

$514.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$514.25

3 Donors

-$509.84

Donations toward project cost

-$437.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.73

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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