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Ms. Schweickert from Aiken SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

No More Holes Through Paper From Writing on Laps!

Help me give my students the chance to complete their written work in a more comfortable setting. A class set of clipboards will facilitate the completion of their work.

  • $260 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

AIS is in its first year of existence this year. Our entire school is made up of 6th-grade students from all over the city of Aiken. Students at AIS come from a wide range of economic backgrounds and circumstances, and the band is a class where every student works together as a team regardless of their background.

My students are members of the very first Aiken Intermediate School Band program, and we are currently missing a few basic necessities to help them reach their full potential.

We are a new band program in a previously existing building, and our current supplies have been well-loved and are reaching the end of their life-span.

Music is a wonderful tool to help children with self-expression and critical thinking skills, and band is a great way for students to help create and sustain positive relationships with their peers.

My Project

My students do not have desks in my classroom, so many of them struggle to complete their written work in a comfortable setting.

These students will use these clipboards at their seat to make up for not having desks in the band room.

A class set of clipboards will stay in the room, and students will be able to come to class and grab a clipboard on their way to their chair.

The markers will facilitate in questioning students and seeing a quick response around the room. Students will be able to mark on whiteboards that are lined with the musical staff to practice writing music.

Ms. Schweickert
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
Saunders Recycled Clipboard, Black • Quill.com $3.65 35 $127.75
Expo Dry Erase Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12/Pack (SAN86001) • Staples Advantage $15.99 3 $47.97

Materials cost

$175.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.39

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$220.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.96

Total project goal

$259.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$259.71

4 Donors

-$166.00

Donations toward project cost

-$144.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.15

match offer

-$89.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$75.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.39

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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