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Ms. Desiderio from Bridgeport CT is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pencils and Erasers for Perfect First Graders!

My students need pencils and erasers.

  • $165 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first grade teacher at an inner city school. I am privileged to work with 25 amazing children who are eager to learn and use any learning tools they are given. My students have a tremendous amount of learning to do in this upcoming year, and most of it happens from repetition and practice, which means we use pencils and go through A LOT of erasers.

This is my seventh year teaching at an inner city school.

Before school started my first year of teaching, I asked for pencils and was told that "pencils are a luxury." Therefore I went out and bought all of the classroom supplies for my students. As I always do, this year I went out and bought pencils and markers for all of my kids, but my supplies are running out.

My Project

New supplies of pencils and erasers will help students concentrate on learning and not on who still has a pencil with an eraser to borrow. It will also send them the message that they are important and deserve to have nice materials for their important first grade work. My students have the enormous task of learning to read and write in the coming year. I ordered enough erasers and pencils to finish out this year and should last me most of next year.

Thank you for supporting my students by knocking down the barrier to getting the resources that are necessary for their success.

I appreciate your consideration in this matter and sincerely hope you will view my request favorably and provide the requisite funds.

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Ms. Desiderio
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MN6 - Jumbo Pencils • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
ERASER PINK CARNATION SMALL PACK OF36 • School Specialty $10.34 4 $41.36
PENCIL #2 PACK OF 12 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.51 20 $30.20

Materials cost

$101.54

Vendor shipping charges

$7.16

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$140.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.74

Total project goal

$164.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$164.96

3 Donors

-$164.08

Donations toward project cost

-$140.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.86

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

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$0.00

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