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Mr. Soto from Holyoke MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just the Kick to Get Started!

My students need essentials more than three‑quarters of them come from low‑income households

  • $530 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are Latin-Americans especially from Puerto Rico. They are eager to learn and hopeful for their future here. This is the first time since moving to the US for some of them to have a class taught in their native language.

Many of my students came to the mainland after Hurricane Maria hit the Island.

They are happy to be part of what's called the Newcomer Academy. They have some classes in Spanish and others with ESL support. This ensures they have the best opportunities to move forward in their careers and in life.

My Project

Classroom basics are a must to ensure quality learning. More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households. I want them to be able to have a class in which they can have everything they need. They shouldn't need to spend any money to get the education they want and deserve.

I recently came from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria where I was a teacher for almost 10 years.

A lot of the students I teach also came to Western Massachusetts recently, some also after the hurricane. Things like paper, crayons, pencils and other essentials are needed because the district does not have a lot of funds towards it.

History class should be fun and being able to do different activities will serve that purpose. By having these materials for them in class it's one less thing students need to worry about.

Mr. Soto
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559) • Amazon Business $42.98 2 $85.96
Crayola BIN528016 Crayon Classpack, Reg Size, 16 Colors, Pack of 800 • Amazon Business $42.89 1 $42.89
School Smart (084886) 2 Pocket Folder - 9 x 12 inch - Pack of 25 - Assorted • Amazon Business $13.71 3 $41.13
Crayola Colored Pencils 12 Each (Pack of 24), Pre-sharpened, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $35.49 1 $35.49
ARTEZA #2 HB Wood-Cased Pencils - Pre-Sharpened - Latex Free Erasers - (Box of 180) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Hammermill Paper, Copy Paper, 8.5 x 11 Paper, Letter Size, 20lb Paper, 92 Bright, 8 Ream Case / 4,000 Sheets (113640C) Acid Free Paper • Amazon Business $25.58 1 $25.58
Illuminated World Globe for Kids with Stand – Built-in LED Light Illuminates for Night View – Colorful, Easy-Read Labels of Continents, Countries, Capitals & Natural Wonders, 8" • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Dry Erase Surface Cleaner, 8oz Spray Bottle [Set of 2] • Amazon Business $9.91 2 $19.82
24x36 United States, USA Classic Elite Wall Map Mural Poster (Laminated) • Amazon Business $17.90 1 $17.90
24x36 World Classic Elite Wall Map Mural Poster Laminated • Amazon Business $17.90 1 $17.90
Mead Loose Leaf Paper, Filler Paper, Wide Ruled, 200 Sheets, 10-1/2" x 8", 3 Hole Punched, 3 Pack (73183) • Amazon Business $6.97 2 $13.94
Expo 81045 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 16-Pack, Assorted • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Post-it Notes, America’s #1 Favorite Sticky Note, Value Pack, 1-1/2 x 2-Inches, Canary Yellow, 24-Pads/Pack • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
BIC Wite-Out Brand EZ Correct Correction Tape, White, 10-Count • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $3.70 1 $3.70

Materials cost

$413.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$449.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.38

Total project goal

$529.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$529.18

1 Donor

-$264.59

Donations toward project cost

-$224.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.69

match offer

-$264.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$224.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.69

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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