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Ms. Gartland from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mainly Pencils and Paper

Help me give my students the basic supplies they need for this upcoming school year!

  • $340 goal

This project expired on December 25, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I will be instructing students from a low-income area of Philadelphia. They are kids that have to grow up fast to survive in their neighborhoods. The basic needs of these students are a struggle for families to meet and the wants of these students are typically not met. They are children that need the love and support from donors like you to help them have academic success.

These students come from different living situations and some are with foster families or in shelters.

The students expect their teacher to provide all supplies in a given school year from pencils, glue, crayons, markers, paper (copy and lined), books, scissors, eraser, the list goes on and on. I also typically spend $500 of my own money in a given year for supplies and basic health needs, but donors like you make a difference by allowing me to meet their needs and wants through an academic school year. By giving to my classroom you will provide these kids with a level playing field for them to compete with the suburban schools in the surrounding area that are fully funded and families are able to provide supplies to their children.

My Project

These supplies will help my students obtain the basic needs of their education. They come to school with no supplies and it is my job to purchase items for them.

We need pencils and folders to get them started for the school year.

I also am requesting chart paper and some other basic supplies that will help make my classroom a great place to prepare and learn.

With your donation and support I am ensuring my students that platform for success. I appreciate your time and donation. Thank you for reading!

It is going to be a great 2019-2020 school year.

Ms. Gartland
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BJ7471 - 1 1⁄2" Ruled Chart Tablet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 5 $64.95
SU28 - Pencils - Standard #2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 25 $49.75
Staples 3-Tab File Folders, Letter, Assorted Position, Manila, 250/Box • Staples Advantage $20.99 1 $20.99
Staples Invisible Tape, 3/4" x 1,296", 12/Pack (52380P12) • Staples Advantage $17.99 1 $17.99
Staples One-Touch Plus Desktop Stapler, Full-Strip Capacity, Purple (25113) • Staples Advantage $17.79 1 $17.79
Staples 2-Pocket School Folders, Orange, 25/Box (50756/27535-CC) • Staples Advantage $9.89 1 $9.89
Staples 2-Pocket School Folders, Yellow, 25/Box (50761/27538-CC) • Staples Advantage $9.89 1 $9.89
Staples 2-Pocket School Folders, Red, 25/Box (50752/27532-CC) • Staples Advantage $9.49 1 $9.49
Staples 2-Pocket School Folders, Navy, 25/Box (50762/27539-CC) • Staples Advantage $9.49 1 $9.49
Staples 2-Pocket School Folders, Purple, 25/Box (50759/27536-CC) • Staples Advantage $9.49 1 $9.49
Staples 2-Pocket School Folders, Green, 25/Box (50753/27533-CC) • Staples Advantage $9.49 1 $9.49
Staples 2-Pocket School Folders, Electric Blue, 25/Box (50754/27534-CC) • Staples Advantage $9.49 1 $9.49
Staples Topwinder Correction Tape, 10/Pack (51666) • Staples Advantage $8.29 1 $8.29
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12/Pack (30001) • Staples Advantage $7.92 1 $7.92

Materials cost

$254.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$288.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.95

Total project goal

$339.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$339.68

2 Donors

-$322.04

Donations toward project cost

-$288.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.31

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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