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  • $284 goal

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Ms. Amodeo
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Notepads and Pencils and Pens, Oh My!

My students need basic supplies, including post-it notes, note pads, pens, rubber bands, pencils, and pencil sharpeners.

My Students

These are the sounds of a classroom in need of materials: "We're out of pencils!" (That statement can bring a math lesson to a dead stop.) "Can I have a sticky note for my reading log?" (Sorry, we've run out.) "My notebook is full." (You'll have to use scratch paper now.)

I teach in a working class and immigrant neighborhood.

Most of my fourth graders are learning English as a second language, some have special needs, and all of them love to learn. Our Title I school is an important safe haven for my kids, who are surrounded by poverty and gang activity.

My Project

With shrinking budgets in our school district, it's hard to know what resources will be available for teaching our students. I want my kids to have access to basic materials so we can focus on learning instead of looking for pencils and notepads. We will have various uses for these resources. For example, with the four color pens, my kids will edit their essays using color codes. They'll use the post-it sticky notes to make comments on their independent reading and transfer to reading logs. The little note pads will come in handy when they're doing interviews for research projects. We will use these materials all year long. We are asking for pens, pencils, post-it notes, pencil sharpeners, rubber bands, and note pads.

Thanks to your generous donation, my students will have the basic tools necessary to have a great year of learning.

We won't hear the comment, "We're out of pencils and paper," because we will always have these resources right in our hands. My students and I thank you!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO Powerhouse Heavy-Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener Black • Quill $29.69 2 $59.38
Post-it Notes Original Cube, Two 3x3" Sweet Pea Color Cubes Plus a 2x2" Cube FREE • Quill $13.94 1 $13.94
Acco Rubber Band Ball 275/Ball, Assorted Colors • Quill $5.39 1 $5.39
BIC 4-Color Ballpoint Retractable Pens • Quill $2.06 34 $70.04
Quill Gold Signature Premium Ruled Pad 5x8" Jr. Legal Ruling, Assorted Colors, 50 Sheets/Pad • Quill $4.49 6 $26.94
Economy Entre Pencils • Quill $4.49 2 $8.98

Materials cost

$184.67

Vendor shipping charges

$1.85

State sales tax

$16.90

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$241.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.56

Total project goal

$283.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$283.75

1 Donor

-$141.87

Donations toward project cost

-$120.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.28

match offer

-$141.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$120.60

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.28

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 32 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Quill and one other donor.

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