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Mrs. Derenburger from Hardin MT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Preparing for Success

Help me give my students a start to the school year where they do not have to worry about not being able to buy supplies.

  • $349 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hi! I appreciate you reading about my wonderful students. I teach at a high school where the population is a full Title I school. Most of my students are Native American and come from low-income families. I have been teaching for 23 years, and this is my second year at this high school.

Many of my students cannot afford school supplies.

I buy what I can, but last year alone I spent just 600 dollars on writing utensils. Thus, a donation just for basic supplies would help set up my classroom for the 2019-2020 school year.

My Project

From Day 1 of the school year, my students will be writing and needing writing supplies. If I receive funding for this project, my students will be adequately prepared from day 1 and they will not feel embarrassed or sad because they do not have the supplies needed.

If this project is funded, it will help with my many writing units for my students to help bring up their reading and writing scores.

Also, it helps me as well since I spend several hundreds of dollars of my money each year for my classroom. This would set the school year off right on a positive note.

Mrs. Derenburger
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Composition Books, Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, Comp Book, Black, 12 Pack (72936) • Amazon Business $18.94 7 $132.58
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 4 $49.96
30 Colors Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, Works on Plastic,Wood,Stone,Metal and Glass for Kids Adult Coloring Doodling Marking by Shuttle Art • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Permanent Markers,Shuttle Art 50 Pack Black Permanent Marker set,Fine Point, Works on Plastic,Wood,Stone,Metal and Glass for Doodling, Marking • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07

Materials cost

$246.65

Vendor shipping charges

$15.98

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$296.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.29

Total project goal

$348.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$348.62

3 Donors

-$348.62

Donations toward project cost

-$296.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.29

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$0.00

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