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Ms. Dinh from Dorchester MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping Cool, Clean, and Collected!

My students need various items to help them succeed. Items such as headphones and pencils are for everyday use. Other necessities such as hand sanitizer and noise cancellers keep us clean and focused.

  • $1,449 goal

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My Students

I teach 3rd grade full-inclusion in a K-3 pilot school in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Almost the entire student population is students of color, and 67% of our students are considered economically disadvantaged, which is 14% higher than our district total.

In my classroom I have 19 wonderful future leaders and scholars.

I want them to grow up knowing that money should not factor into a quality education. They come from all over the world, including countries such as Vietnam, Cape Verde, Nigeria, and the Dominican Republic. Our classroom seeks a variety of materials in order to help students grow as confident, strong, and independent learners.

My Project

Students benefit from having a classroom that is well-organized, well-stocked, and calming. Some students, however, need a few extra resources in order to focus their thoughts and be their best selves.

Items such as the noise cancelling headphones and the large classroom timer will help my students channel their energies intentionally and productively.

Chair socks and personal headphones will help maintain the peace and calm of the room so that students can concentrate and save their voices for academic discussions and play.

Lastly, materials such as tissues, erasers, pocket sleeves, and pencils will ensure their basic classroom needs are met, because every child deserves to learn.

Ms. Dinh
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD210 - Multipurpose Headphones with Volume Control - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 20 $199.80
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • Staples Advantage $17.49 5 $87.45
Staples Yellow Pencils, No. 2, Soft, 72/Pk • Staples Advantage $8.49 10 $84.90
CHAIR SOCKS FLOOR PROTECTORS • School Specialty $2.97 25 $74.25
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Fresh Scent and Citrus Blend, 75 Count Canister, 3 Canisters Per Value Pack • Staples Advantage $13.99 5 $69.95
AA758X - Connect & Store Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 2 $57.98
Lasko Wind Curve Fan with Fresh Air Ionizer, 42-Inch, Silver (2551) • Amazon Business $55.49 1 $55.49
Kleenex Flat Box Facial Tissue, 2-Ply, 36/Case • Staples Advantage $53.69 1 $53.69
Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer, Clear, 8 oz. Pump Dispenser • Staples Advantage $45.99 1 $45.99
X-ACTO School Pro 1670 Electric Pencil Sharpener • Staples Advantage $44.99 1 $44.99
Paper Mate Arrowhead Pencil Cap Eraser, Pink, 144/Bx (73015) • Staples Advantage $10.49 4 $41.96
PP181 - Giant Classroom Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
CALIFONE HEARING PROTECTOR-HEARING SAFE-HS60 • School Specialty $7.80 5 $39.00
Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker with 24-Hour Playtime, 66-Feet Bluetooth Range & Built-in Mic, Dual-Driver Portable Wireless Speaker with Low Harmonic Distortion and Superior Sound - Blue • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Black 3 Channel Flexible PVC Floor Cord Protector - 2 Meters (6 Feet 6 Inches) in Length - Covers Cables, Cords and Wires - Great for the Home, Office, Warehouse or Concerts - Easy to Unroll and Open • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Clipco Dry Erase Pocket Sleeves Assorted Colors (30-Pack) • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Smead File Folder, 1/3-Cut Tab, Letter Size, Manila, 200 per Box (10382) • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
Staples Colored Top-Tab File Folders, 3 Tab, 5 Color Assortment, Letter Size, 100/Pack • Staples Advantage $18.49 1 $18.49
Staples Colored Reinforced Hanging File Folders, 5-Tab, Letter, Assorted Colors, 25/Box (18654-US-CC) • Staples Advantage $18.29 1 $18.29
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12/pk (SAN86001) • Staples Advantage $15.99 1 $15.99
Staples Handy File Box, Letter Size, Clear w/Blue Lid (110990) • Staples Advantage $14.49 1 $14.49
Staples Brights Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Assorted, 500/Ream (20200) • Staples Advantage $14.49 1 $14.49
officematters Cute Magnetic Chalkboard Whiteboard Dry Erasers Cleaner. Pack of 24 (24Pcs - Yellow) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Staples Opti Flow Rollerball Pens, Conical Tip Fine Point, 0.5 mm, Red Ink / Silver Barrel, 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $12.99 1 $12.99
Staples Opti Flow Rollerball Pens, Conical Tip Fine Point, 0.5 mm, Blue Ink / Silver Barrel, 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $12.99 1 $12.99
Staples Opti Flow Rollerball Pens, Conical Fine Point, 0.5 mm, Black Ink/Silver Barrel, 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $12.99 1 $12.99
AmazonBasics Thermal Laminating Pouches - 8.9" x 11.4", 100-Pack • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85
Staples Brights Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Neon Assorted, 500/Ream (20201) • Staples Advantage $10.69 1 $10.69
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 12/pk (80699) • Staples Advantage $9.89 1 $9.89
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Assorted, 400 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $5.89 1 $5.89
Staples Construction Paper, 76 lbs., Assorted Colors, 9" x 12", 200/Pk • Staples Advantage $4.79 1 $4.79
Riverside Construction Paper, Assorted Pack, 9x12", 50 Sheets • Staples Advantage $2.07 1 $2.07
Tru-Ray Fade Resistant Art Construction Paper, Bright Assorted Colors, 9" x 12", 50 Sheets • Staples Advantage $1.75 1 $1.75

Materials cost

$1,172.50

Vendor shipping charges

$11.32

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$17.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,231.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$217.31

Total project goal

$1,448.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,448.72

22 Donors

-$1,138.14

Donations toward project cost

-$978.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$159.17

match offer

-$297.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$252.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.55

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.59

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$0.00

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