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Mrs. Tsoutsis from Worcester MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

School Supplies For a Great Year!

My students need basic school supplies to have a successful school year!

  • $638 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are very special. Several of them have special needs and some have other behavioral challenges due to experiencing some level of trauma. Over 75 percent of our students live in poverty. Many of our students either currently are or have been homeless at some point, which is truly devastating. We also have a high percentage of students who are brand new to the country and don’t speak a word of English.

My grade level changes almost every year, and because of our population, I tend to purchase a lot of our classroom supplies.

Whatever puts a smile on their faces makes me happy! My goal is to make their six hours of school time as special as it can be. They are always grateful for the love and support they get, which is why I am always looking for ways to improve my instruction! I get a lot of hugs here!

My Project

We have a very high percentage of children from poverty. Many are immigrants brand new to the country. Several have experienced trauma. My own biological children come home with a school supply list for the following year and we make our trip to different stores to gather all the supplies we need for them to have a successful school year. I can not ask my students families to do the same because most of them simply can not afford it.

These school supplies are the basic necessities they need to have a productive school year.

Pencils, erasers, pencil cases, paper, scissors, and glue sticks are the fundamentals for any classroom and due to budget cuts are not usually supplied by the school. My students need these supplies in order to be successful.

Mrs. Tsoutsis
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • Staples Advantage $17.49 10 $174.90
Staples Copy Paper, 20 Lb., 92 Bright, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 10-Ream Case (135848) • Staples Advantage $34.28 3 $102.84
Fiskars 5" Kids Pointed Classpack Scissor • Staples Advantage $40.39 2 $80.78
Staples Pencil Case With Zipper, Assorted Colors • Staples Advantage $2.49 30 $74.70
Elmer's All-Purpose Washable Glue Sticks, 7g., 60/Pack • Staples Advantage $17.07 2 $34.14
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Eraser, Medium, 24/pk (70520) (70520) • Staples Advantage $9.99 3 $29.97
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Black, 1/Dz (30001) • Staples Advantage $7.22 1 $7.22

Materials cost

$504.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$542.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.67

Total project goal

$637.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$637.79

1 Donor

-$318.89

Donations toward project cost

-$271.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.83

match offer

-$318.89

Match offer toward project cost

-$271.06

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.83

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$0.00

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