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Mrs. Charles from St Martinville LA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pencil Sharpener to Point Us in the Right Direction

Help me give my students a new pencil sharpener to start each day prepared!

  • $171 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come to school wanting to learn more each day. They love setting goals for themselves throughout the school year. Our school is a Title I school located in a low-socioeconomic area. Some of the students at our school are experiencing homelessness. Many of their parents work very hard to provide as much as they can. Sometimes work can be hard to find in our area. Still, they do their best to provide the needs of their children.

My students enjoy learning.

They come to school with smiles on their faces ready to take on each day's lessons. They love working together with their classmates. Even through their struggles, they want to learn. I want my students to be able to get the best education, no matter where they live or who they are.

My Project

After several good years, my current pencil sharpener is no longer working. This last week has been a struggle for us with pencils. When we have our sharpened pencils at the beginning of each week, we don't have the " I don't have a pencil issue". We need a new pencil sharpener to help us get back on track.

Each week we start the week with 5 newly sharpened pencils and as we approach the end of the school year, many of my students are running out of pencils.

Having extra pencils available allows us all to have our five pencils to start a successful week!

Mrs. Charles
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $30.94 2 $61.88
Expo 1920940 Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 36 Count, Black • Amazon Business $21.57 1 $21.57
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencil, HB #2, Yellow Barrel, 96/Pack • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Mr. Pen - Pencil Erasers, Pencil Top Erasers, 100 Pieces Cap Erasers, Eraser Tops, Pencil Eraser Toppers, School Erasers for Kids, School Supplies for Teachers, Eraser Pencil, Earasers, Eraser Caps • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$104.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.13

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$145.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.60

Total project goal

$170.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$170.69

1 Donor

-$114.00

Donations toward project cost

-$96.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.10

match offer

-$56.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$48.19

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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