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Mrs. Walsh from Trenton NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Pencils Please

My students need six boxes of pencils to use in the classroom.

  • $181 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach three seventh grade classes of English Language Arts. Our school is located in an area of high poverty. For the first time in years, I am teaching two general education classes and one inclusion class. I intend to make sure that every day counts and students leave with a new idea in their minds!

They live in an urban setting with a high poverty level.

Most start the year out bright and excited with supplies, but by December they are begging for pencils. Their supplies have dried up, and they would rather spend their money on treats than pencils.

My Project

My students NEED pencils. There are no ands, ifs, or buts about that. Pencils will be used daily. I can't teach a successful lesson if the kids don't have anything to write with--that's a fact! I will sharpen enough pencils in the morning, and students can trade or borrow them. That way I have no disruptions in the lesson.

I will never have to tell I child I don't have a pencil for him or her.

Through DonorsChoose.org, I have not had to say "NO" in almost two years. The trading has been a very successful and I have manage to not run out on pencils, but today I opened my last box.

Mrs. Walsh
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of 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 75 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PENCIL #2 ASSORTED COLORS PACK OF 144 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $18.45 6 $110.70

Materials cost

$110.70

Vendor shipping charges

$11.07

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$153.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.08

Total project goal

$180.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$180.51

1 Donor

-$180.51

Donations toward project cost

-$153.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.08

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$0.00

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