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Mr. Sutton from Detroit MI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Pencils, Pencils, Pencils, and Storage, Oh My!

Help me give my students a pencil sharpener, pencils, markers and a shelf to place the sharpener and bins for math supplies.

  • $337 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students walk into my classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day. I ask them, "Who is the best fourth/fifth grade class in the whole world?" and they reply, "We are!" I want them to know I believe in them, and they can do and achieve anything. Basic supplies are very difficult for my students to buy to keep the learning going.

I teach at a Title I school in Detroit Public Schools where one hundred percent of my students receive free breakfast, lunch, and a snack for dinner.

Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can so they can be successful.

My Project

The items listed are just key essential supplies that would allow my students to complete everyday work in the classroom. My current pencil sharpener is on three milk crates and one of my students accidentally knocked it off and it broke. We need a sturdy shelf to place the sharpener on, pencils and markers to use, and bins to store math supplies such as pencils, flash cards and manipulatives on the lower shelves.

This project will allow them to use pencils for daily work and keep them sharpened.

These key essential items to help my students or the classroom.

Mr. Sutton
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Honey-Can-Do 3-Shelf Metal Unit, 24", Black (SHF-01905) • Staples Advantage $64.99 1 $64.99
Staples Store-It-All 12 Qt. Latch Lid Storage Tote, Clear (51712-CC) • Staples Advantage $12.99 4 $51.96
X-ACTO School Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue (1670) • Staples Advantage $48.39 1 $48.39
Staples Store-It-All 20 Qt. Latch Lid Storage Tote, Clear (51713-CC) • Staples Advantage $18.99 2 $37.98
Staples Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Medium Lead, 48/Pack (23744) • Staples Advantage $3.14 12 $37.68
Sharpie FLIP CHART Water Based Markers, Bullet Point, Assorted, 8/Pack (22478) • Staples Advantage $5.77 2 $11.54

Materials cost

$252.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$286.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.53

Total project goal

$336.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$336.86

4 Donors

-$219.00

Donations toward project cost

-$193.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.35

match offer

-$109.05

Match offer toward project cost

-$92.69

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.36

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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