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Mr. Parris from Bronx NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

My Middle Schoolers Start at the Top!

My students need standard classroom supplies (a pencil sharpener, pencils, erasers, tissues, napkins, sanitizer, and other cleaning supplies) for our learning environment so that we can start the year off strong.

  • $493 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach ELA, science, and social studies to sixth graders at a middle school in the poorest congressional district in the country.

My 6th grade 12:1 classroom is full of unique personalities.

Youthful, creative, funny, and dramatic, those are words to describe my students. These words demonstrate the ways my students express themselves; through origami, creative writing, video games, dance, music, and story-telling. These activities stimulate their minds and encourage critical thinking. As a teacher of exceptional learners, I strive to plan and implement lessons that meet the wide range of abilities for each of my students.

My Project

A classroom should be a calm and safe environment that supports learning and growth; socially, emotionally and academically for every student who enters. The goal of this project is to stock my classroom with plenty of essential supplies for the year so that my students may focus solely on learning.

I want my students to love our classroom!

The 6th grade is an important year in children's social and intellectual development. I want my students to feel safe as they are learning, instead of being worried about what supplies they may or may not have. My students will be able to use pencils, dry-erase markers, erasers, and sharpeners to complete their everyday tasks and use the cleaning supplies to keep our space clean.

Having enough of these supplies around will ensure that my students feel safe asking for whatever they need. It's my goal to help them advocate for their needs, so having enough supplies to go around will empower them to use their voices and start the year off strong.

Mr. Parris
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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
Expo Dry-Erase Surface Cleaners, 12/Carton, 8-oz. Spray Bottle • Quill.com $62.89 1 $62.89
Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer, Clear, 8 oz. Pump Dispenser • Quill.com $47.25 1 $47.25
X-ACTO School Pro 1670 Electric Pencil Sharpener • Quill.com $45.04 1 $45.04
Woodcase Pencil, 144/Pk • Quill.com $22.03 2 $44.06
Simple Green All Purpose Industrial Cleaner & Degreaser, 24 oz. • Quill.com $6.62 6 $39.72
Bounty Essentials Full Sheet Paper Towels, 2-Ply, White, 40 Sheets/Roll, 30 Rolls/Carton (74657) • Quill.com $35.99 1 $35.99
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 36/Box • Quill.com $32.89 1 $32.89
Kleenex Boutique Facial Tissue, 2-Ply, 95 Sheets/Box, 6 Boxes/Pack • Quill.com $9.34 2 $18.68
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Elastomer Compound Eraser, Large, 12/pk (70521) • Quill.com $5.59 3 $16.77
Kleenex Facial Tissue, Flat Box, 2-Ply, 160 Sheets/Box, 3 Boxes/Pack (37392) • Quill.com $5.94 2 $11.88
Mr. Clean Angle Broom with Clip On Dust Pan • Quill.com $10.87 1 $10.87
Quill Brand Contemporary Desktop Full-Strip Stapler Metallic Black • Quill.com $9.34 1 $9.34
Dixon Pencil Wedge Cap Erasers, Pink, 144/Box • Quill.com $7.19 1 $7.19

Materials cost

$382.57

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$418.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.82

Total project goal

$492.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$492.13

1 Donor

-$246.06

Donations toward project cost

-$209.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.91

match offer

-$246.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$209.16

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.91

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$0.00

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