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Mr. Lambert from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Non-Tech Bare Essential Supplies

Help me give my students the absolute essential non-technology tools they will need for learning at home!

  • $1,811 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Over 85 students come to my classroom in order to create, re-enact, perform, simulate, and do social studies. My students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and in total they speak over a dozen languages at home. As an educator, it is my hope to bring all of their unique perspectives out into the open. Through this exposure to diverse ideas and opinions, we are able to come together as a community.

When my students leave, I want them to walk away with an appreciation for all that the world has to offer.

It is through our shared experiences that we are able to come closer together as a class and community. We then are able to tackle problems previously thought impossible when working alone.

My Project

Our school will be meeting digitally to begin the academic year. That comes with a lot of new challenges and opportunities, many of which include technology. However helpful a new laptop may be right now, the bare essentials for learning at home will still be a pencil and notebook. We want to help give our students those bare essentials which includes: pencils, a notebook, a ruler, post-it notes, colored pencils, and a mini-pencil sharpener. Those six items are essential for learning no matter where the classroom may be. We wish we could be with them every day, in part, because then every student would have access to the supplies they need to learn.

We went from just 6 classrooms at school, to now almost 200 mini-classrooms spread out across the neighborhood, each one in need of non-tech, bare essential school supplies.

With your help we will be able to purchase, then safely distribute these supplies to each and every 7th and 8th grader at our school!

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

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This project will reach 85 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Colored Pencils, Assorted Colors, 12/Box (68-4012) • Quill.com $3.14 200 $628.00
Oxford Composition Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", Black Marble Covers, 100 Sheets, 12 per Pack (63795) • Amazon Business $19.37 17 $329.29
Highland Notes, 3 x 3-Inches, Yellow, 24-Pads/Pack • Amazon Business $9.08 17 $154.36
Sparco 12" Imperial/Metric Standard Ruler (01488) • Quill.com $0.71 200 $142.00
24 Pcs Double Hole Oval Shaped Pencil Sharpener, Manual Pencil Sharpener Hand Pencil Sharpener with Cover and Receptacle for School Home and Office Supply (24Pcs) • Amazon Business $14.99 9 $134.91
BIC Xtra-Life Mechanical Pencil, 0.7mm, 10 Ct • Amazon Business $1.64 60 $98.40

Materials cost

$1,486.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$22.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,539.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$271.63

Total project goal

$1,810.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,810.89

3 Donors

-$967.94

Donations toward project cost

-$822.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$145.19

Matching donations from our partners

-$842.95

Match offers toward project cost

-$716.51

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$126.44

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$0.00

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