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Ms. Ali from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

School Necessities

My students need basic school supplies that are not provided to low-income schools. And unfortunately my students cannot afford some things, and as a teacher, I cannot afford certain things as well.

  • $331 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in an urban school district in Philadelphia. I teach Special Education English to 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. My kids are accustomed to trauma and because of that, certain behaviors tend to trickle into my classroom. The norms tend to be cutting class, coming to class late, wearing headphones, and using phones in class.

What I have noticed about them is that they think they are not worthy of certain things, like going to college.

My project is designed to expose them to college tours so they can see what it's like to go to college and potentially expose them to the idea that they can go to college.

My Project

This project will make a huge difference for my day-to-day in school. Basic supplies that my kids need they don't have access to. Pencils and printing paper will help me create work that the kids can do in class. Hand sanitize, wipes and spray will help eliminate a lot of the germs that kids bring in to school and keep everyone healthy, safe and clean. The bands around the desk will help my kids stay focused because a lot of them deal with ADHD.

Underfunded schools lack basic necessities.

With donations, it will allow my children to have access to things to help their mind and bodies, which in turn will create high self-esteem which will increase academic excellence.

Ms. Ali
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kleenex Everyday Facial Tissues 210 Count (Pack of 18), Disposable Facial Tissues, Gentle and Durable, 2-Ply Thickness, Designs May Vary • Amazon Business $48.48 1 $48.48
Pencils Pre-sharpened No. 2 144/box 12 Boxes of 12 New Improved Eraser • Amazon Business $12.00 4 $48.00
Georgia Pacific Enhanced Multipurpose-Copy Paper , White, 10 Reams (991320) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Bounty Select-a-Size Paper Towels, White, 12 Huge Rolls • Amazon Business $27.23 1 $27.23
Fidgeteez Set of 12 Chair Bands. Helps Improve Focus in the Classroom. Bounce or Stretch the Bands. Works for ADD, ADHD, Autism, and Sensory Needs. Silent and Non-Disruptive. • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Purell 9674-06-ECDECO Advanced Design Series Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz Bottles (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $13.32 1 $13.32
Blue Sky 2018-2019 Academic Year Weekly & Monthly Planner, Flexible Cover, Twin-Wire Binding, 8.5" x 11", Analeis • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Crisp Lemon and Fresh Scent - 3 Pack - 75 Each (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
Wood Folding Mancala in Cardboard Sleeve (Packaging may Vary) • Amazon Business $10.10 1 $10.10
Praxxis Pro 26/6 Standard Staples, Silver, 5000 Count (CS26/6-SB5000) • Amazon Business $4.65 2 $9.30
Whiteboard Cleaner Spray, Dry Erase & Chalkboard Cleaning Kit, 8oz Bottle w/ 12x12" Microfiber Cloth By Essential Values • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Lysol Neutra Air Sanitizing Spray, Fresh Breeze, 16oz, Air Freshener, Odor Neutralizer • Amazon Business $4.13 1 $4.13

Materials cost

$247.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$280.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.57

Total project goal

$330.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$330.44

2 Donors

-$330.44

Donations toward project cost

-$280.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.57

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$0.00

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