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Mr. Herrera from Los Angeles CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

School Essentials

My students need writing utensils, rulers, notebooks, and a laminating machine to help them be successful in school.

  • $412 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live around South Central Los Angeles where every day can be a challenge coming to and from school. Regardless of the neighborhood problems, all the students come to school ready to learn something new and to express themselves to the class.

Our school is a Title I school, where many of our students are English Learners and all qualify for free breakfast and lunch.

100% of the students in my classroom are English Learners, and 75% are Long-Term English Learners (LTELs) who want to reclassify this year before going into middle school.

The majority of my students either lack computers at home or the internet and doing research or finding programs to help with learning at home can be difficult. Regardless of the hardships,​ my students don't give up.

My Project

It has been less than a month since we started school, and I have already seen many excited faces starting 5th grade. Unfortunately, many of the families cannot afford some of the school essentials.

Many of the students have not been able to obtain many of the BASIC school essentials.

Having these essential will help the students focus on the task at hand and less trying to find a place to write and something to write with.

The laminating machine will allow me to laminate students' work and charts to make them sturdy and last longer.

Without these basic school essentials, my students will have difficulty keeping up with the rest of the 5th graders.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Five Star Spiral Notebooks, 5 Subject, College Ruled Paper, 200 Sheets, 11" x 8-1/2", Assorted Colors, 6 Pack (73793) • Amazon Business $36.83 2 $73.66
ABOX 13’’ Thermal Laminator Machine for A3/A4/A6,Laminating Machine with Two Roller System,Jam-Release Switch and Automatic Shut off Function,Fast Warm-up,Quick Laminating Speed for Home/Office/School • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
BAZIC 12-Inch (30cm) Shatterproof Flexible Ruler, Case of 24 • Amazon Business $18.52 2 $37.04
Hammermill Paper, Copy Paper, 8.5 x 11 Paper, Letter Size, 20lb Paper, 92 Bright, 8 Ream Case / 4,000 Sheets (113640C) Acid Free Paper • Amazon Business $25.58 1 $25.58
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.45 2 $20.90
Paper Mate SharpWriter Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm, HB #2, Yellow, 36 Count • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Blue, 36-Count • Amazon Business $7.44 2 $14.88
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Red, 36-Count • Amazon Business $7.20 2 $14.40
TecUnite 360 Pieces HB Black Lead Refills Mechanical Pencil Refills, 30 Tubes (0.7 mm) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $3.70 2 $7.40

Materials cost

$288.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.41

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$349.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.65

Total project goal

$411.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$411.01

2 Donors

-$205.50

Donations toward project cost

-$174.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.82

match offer

-$205.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$174.68

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.83

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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