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Mrs. Kerr from East Hartford CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep It Together!

My students need basic school supplies such as binders and folders to keep track of their work and stay organized.

  • $942 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My ninth grade students come to high school with a variety of diverse backgrounds. As a low-income, high poverty urban school, my students arrive at our school from diverse backgrounds and circumstances. Often, they come with out basic supplies for school. While my students face multitudes of hardships, their resiliency is inspiring and motivates me to work hard for them. Whether it is through more materials, unique learning experiences, or simple supports, my goal is to do whatever I can to support them.

What makes these students so amazing is their positive attitudes, motivation to improve, and the ability to use their differences as ways to teach each other.

I would like to support my students by helping them be prepared for high school. By providing basic school supplies such as notebooks, pens, paper, etc, I can help them be organized, which will help them be successful students and lifelong learners.

My Project

Being organized is an important skill not only for school, but in the workplace as well. Many of our students come from households that are struggling and lack support.

More often than not, our students' backpacks become a catch all for papers from all of their classes, looking more like a trash can than a backpack!

Binders will help them keep track of their Science work in one place so they can find them to help them study.

Because many of our students are unable to obtain basic supplies such as paper, pens and pencils, being able to provide these items will help them be able and ready to learn.

Mrs. Kerr
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples 2" D-Ring Standard View Binder, White, 6/pack (26432) • Staples Advantage $28.99 15 $434.85
Staples 1-Subject Wirebound Notebook, College Ruled, 100 Sheets, 8 1/2" x 11", 3/Pk • Staples Advantage $7.99 30 $239.70
Staples School Grade 2 Pocket Folder, Green, 25/Box • Staples Advantage $8.99 4 $35.96
BIC Wite-Out Quick Dry Correction Fluid, 3/Pk (WOFQD3) • Staples Advantage $7.29 2 $14.58
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Blue Ink, 60/Pack (16699/13161) • Staples Advantage $6.49 2 $12.98
Staples No. 2 Yellow Pencils, Soft, 48/Pk • Staples Advantage $6.29 2 $12.58
Dixon Ticonderoga 79003 Pencil Wedge Cap Eraser, Pink • Staples Advantage $3.99 2 $7.98

Materials cost

$758.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$800.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$141.18

Total project goal

$941.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$941.19

10 Donors

-$468.39

Donations toward project cost

-$401.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.51

match offer

-$468.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$398.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.26

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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