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Ms. I. from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Without Basic Materials

The cost of printer ink, ball point pens, writing tablets, dry erase markers, printer paper, and easel pad (from Quill Corporation) and construction paper and drawing pencils (from Dick Blick Art Materials) is $454, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $469 goal

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I am a 6th grade teacher with the Chicago Public School System. We are a school that consistently runs out of construction paper and glue sticks. I am asking for donations to assist me in the everyday teaching process. There are so many projects and enrichment type activities that I would like to do with my students, but I am unable to due to the lack of supplies. My students are from low income families, where resources are scarce. I am doing the best I can with needs such as white board markers, large Post-It paper, and copy paper. I have gone though hundreds of my own pencils and paper. Frequently, I have to change my lesson plans due to copies not being made because of the lack of copy paper. I have spent my own money on replacement ink cartridges so that I can run off tests and quizzes. Often, I will just put the tests on the overhead to save paper. I am asking that you assist in some of these basic needs so that I can help my students to excel to their highest levels.

Ms. I.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
POST-IT EASEL PAD GRID, RULED -- 3M Post-it Self-Stick Easel Pads; Grid • Quill Corporation $44.99 1 $44.99
UNIVERSAL INKJET TRANSPARENCY FILM, CLEAR PAPER BACKED -- 3M Overhead Transparencies for HP DeskWriter, HP DeskJet, HP PaintJet XL300; 50 Per Box • Quill Corporation $33.29 1 $33.29
General's Drawing Pencil Set No. 20 (General's Drawing Pencil Set No. 20) • Dick Blick Art Materials $11.47 4 $45.88
EASY TOUCH RETRACTABLE FINE POINT -- Pilot Easytouch Retractable Ball Point Pens; Fine Point, Black • Quill Corporation $10.15 2 $20.30
DRY ERASE MARKERS W/ERASER -- Sanford Expo Dry Erase Marker & Eraser Set • Quill Corporation $9.26 5 $46.30
Riverside Construction Paper (Assorted, Pkg of 50 Sheets, 24" × 36") • Dick Blick Art Materials $8.92 5 $44.60
WRITING TABLET. 8-12X11-3/4 -- Tops Docket Gold Premium Writing Pad • Quill Corporation $6.74 5 $33.70
GP INKJET PRINTER PAPER, 24-LB -- Georgia Pacific Premium Inkjet Paper • Quill Corporation $5.66 10 $56.60

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