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Mrs. Garceau from Worcester MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping Sharp!

Help me give my students a supply of regular, plain pencils and erasers to succeed in their writing and math!

  • $328 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hello! The students I am privileged to work with are some of the most special, hard-working, inspiring children I have ever met. I work in an inner-city school where some of my students are facing challenges as an adult I feel are difficult to overcome.

A majority of the students in our school are considered economically disadvantaged and live in low-income housing; however, many of these students come to school eager to learn and excited to participate in all academic activities presented to them.

It is my wish to provide them with an education they deserve and be able to give them the necessary materials needed in order to do so. In other words, I want their creativity and intelligence to continually grow!

My Project

My 1st grade students need pencils and erasers because my classroom practices lots of writing and math. These are the traditional #2 yellow pencils, and some come slightly thicker so students can have a better grip.

Since my students seek to excel, they practice lots of addition and subtraction – often erasing the wrong answer and re-writing it with the correct one.

Therefore, lots of pencils and erasers are needed. They also come in handy during testing season also! An electric pencil sharpener and stapler is a plus as well! The amount of pencils and erasers requested is for the entire school year! Your donation will help us achieve our goal together!

Mrs. Garceau
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bostitch Impulse 25 Electric Stapler, Full-Strip Capacity, White (02011) • Staples Advantage $83.39 1 $83.39
X-ACTO School Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue (1670) • Staples Advantage $48.39 1 $48.39
Ticonderoga Beginners Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, Dozen (13080) • Staples Advantage $8.09 5 $40.45
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, Pink, 24/Box (70520) • Staples Advantage $10.39 3 $31.17
Ticonderoga The World's Best Pencil Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 96/Pack (13872) • Staples Advantage $25.39 1 $25.39
Paper Mate Arrowhead Erasers, Pink, 144/Box (73015) • Staples Advantage $10.89 1 $10.89
Bostitch Premium Standard Staples, 0.25" Leg Length, 5000/Box (SBS191/4CP) • Staples Advantage $5.09 1 $5.09

Materials cost

$244.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$278.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.14

Total project goal

$327.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$327.58

1 Donor

-$327.58

Donations toward project cost

-$278.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.14

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$0.00

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