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Mrs. O'Renick from Orange Park FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Pencils, Please

My students need pencils. A full 75% of my students are economically disadvantaged, and, at this point in the year, we just need pencils. Simple but necessary.

  • $248 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a Title I elementary school. They are hardworking and very enthusiastic. They are from diverse backgrounds and add to the culture of our school. They face many challenges daily.

"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." -Sydney Harris.

My students have turned windows into doors. They break through barriers not many other students face. They made 20% gains on our state end-of-course exam. If they have the tools to be successful, they can be. They want a level playing field in the classroom.

My Project

We are at the halfway point in the year and gearing up for testing season. My students are running low on pencils.

A pencil sounds simple but can change a life.

Please help my students continue their journey to becoming successful and engaged citizens. Writing is the most impactful way to change the world. Think of the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. All of these are just words on paper.

Please help my students write their own history. We are so grateful for DonorsChoose.org and all of the help they have given us. Please consider my students and their needs. We really need pencils.

Mrs. O'Renick
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 700 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Yellow Pencils, No. 2, Soft, 12/Pk, 120 Packs/Ct • Staples Advantage $88.99 2 $177.98

Materials cost

$177.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$210.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.17

Total project goal

$247.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$247.82

8 Donors

-$247.82

Donations toward project cost

-$210.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.17

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$0.00

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