You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Ms. Santarsiero from Camden NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ordinary Supplies For Extraordinary Students

My students need ordinary supplies to help them become extraordinary scholars.

  • $777 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are young men and young ladies who live in the "most dangerous" city in the U.S., as well as having one of the highest poverty rates. They struggle daily in many ways to make it to school but once they arrive, they are ready to go. We have breakfast together and then we are off on our learning adventure for the day.

My students come to school to learn.

They have plans for college and to reach those goals we push everyday to overcome the struggles they face.

My Project

The project I have posted for my students may seem ordinary to you but it will help my students do extraordinary things. Items like binders, highlighters and pencil cases will help my students stay organized. The double pencils will help my students shade fractions. The lined paper will serve as an asset in their smart math notebooks. As you can see, these ordinary items such as graph paper, communicators and markers will help my students do extraordinary things.

My students all have dreams of attending college or having a career after graduation.

These supplies will help them focus on the rigors of their studies instead of searching for a piece of paper or wondering where their pencil is. Again, the most ordinary items can help children with a great mind set to do extraordinary things.

Ms. Santarsiero
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 33 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Santarsiero is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Reusable Dry-Erase Pockets - 9 x 12 - Pack of 10 • Nasco $11.95 4 $47.80
RING BINDER DIVIDERS W/ POCKET 7 PT. 5 TAB 11''X9'' MULTI • School Specialty $4.61 10 $46.10
BINDER POLYPROPYLENE 1 IN BLACK SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.47 30 $44.10
POUCH PENCIL - SCHOOL SMART ORANGE EACH • School Specialty $1.41 30 $42.30
PAPER GRPH 1/4 RULE 8.5X11 3-HP SCHOOL SMART REAM • School Specialty $5.96 5 $29.80
MARKER MAGIC DRY ERASE POCKET KIT SET OF 6 • School Specialty $8.94 3 $26.82
PAPER THEME 8X10.5 WHT 3/8'' RLD 5-HP 50 SHT/PAD - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.70 15 $25.50
DICE IN DICE • School Specialty $18.88 1 $18.88
DICE POLYHEDRA ASSORTED COLORS SET OF 10 • School Specialty $3.76 5 $18.80
PENCIL GRADING RED/BLUE PACK OF 12 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $3.76 5 $18.80
HIGHLIGHTER YELLOW PEN P/12 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $2.61 6 $15.66

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Camden","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3417095],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NJ","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3251907,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":33,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Santarsiero","authorIds":{"3417095":{"owner":"Ms. Santarsiero","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3251907],"proposalHash":"-968188583","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20713000,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":3417095,"schoolCounty":"Camden","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NJ","name":"New Jersey"}}