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Ms. Purcell from Adelanto CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

More Snail Mail, Please!

Help me give my students more postage stamps to keep communication and learning flowing.

  • $184 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Teachers were notified of school closures at 4:45 on Friday, March 13th. We had all gone home after half a day with students and the other half with parent conferences. None of us realized that this was to be the last day of seeing our students face to face.

So much has changed.

It has been hard to reach all of my kiddos. I am now holding Zoom class meetings with about 15 and I am mailing various materials to 30 students on a weekly basis. I love being able to see the ones that have access, but we all miss being in the classroom and seeing the rest of the class.

My Project

At first, we were told the closure was only for 2 weeks. I thought that I understood what was happening, but I really didn't see the bigger picture.

Knowing now that we will not be back in our wonderful classroom this school has put things into perspective.

My district has been putting together packets, but it is difficult for parents to go and pick them up. Many of my students do not have reliable internet service, so distance learning is difficult. I really need to more send letters, paper puzzles, and books to my students!

This project will enable me mail fun postcards to my kiddos. Additionally, I would like to mail more reading books and a Mandala coloring book so my students can enjoy some art therapy!

Ms. Purcell
Grades 6-8
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
U.S. Flag Forever Stamps, roll of 100 • United States Postal Service $55.00 2 $110.00
Grapes 5 cent stamps, sheet of 20 • United States Postal Service $1.00 2 $2.00

Materials cost

$112.00

Vendor shipping charges

$1.80

State sales tax

$10.25

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$155.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.48

Total project goal

$183.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$183.21

40 Donors

-$87.20

Donations toward project cost

-$81.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.58

match offer

-$87.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$74.11

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.08

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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