You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Erika from Holyoke MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

School Supplies for Successful Students!

Help me give my students supplies: printouts of every lesson (paper), writing implements of various kinds, organizer carts (to simplify the clutter of the classroom), and various other necessities to run a productive classroom with high expectations!

  • $1,824 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The 5th and 6th grade math students at my school are incredible. They are resilient and they are exceptional. They have been thrown a lot of curve balls in the past several years, with inconsistent teachers and therefore many gaps in their learning. Despite this, they come to school every day ready to learn. My 6th graders have benefited from having the same math teacher for the second year in a row. As their teacher, I have seen some incredible growth in these students. My 5th graders are in the zone now and are meeting my high expectations and are learning new things every day!

My students are learning and believe in themselves now and their smiles are priceless.

We still have a lot of ground to cover coming up for the rest of the year. We must conquer decimals, fractions and percents! We will learn about the metric and customary systems. Geometry and statistics are coming up in the spring. No matter what mathematical topic we are given, I know we will persevere and be successful because their mindset has changed and they believe in themselves!!

My Project

I would like to be able to provide my students with the necessary supplies to be able to meet daily objectives. We need paper and several types of writing implements. I'd love to be able to organize the room because organization leads to productivity. We don't have a working pencil sharpener and I would love to have one. It would reduce the time spent hand sharpening pencils before every class (and during sometimes).

The school supplies provided for myself and my students through this project will help us be successful in our mission to learn mathematics!

All of the items that I requested will make learning just a little more accessible. Many of my students' families are unable to provide supplies for their children to bring to school. Having these supplies provided from a donor will take the pressure off of having to provide them myself and off of the families of my students.

Ms. Erika
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Erika is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples 8.5" x 11" Copy Paper, 20 lbs., 92 Brightness, 5000/Case (135848) • Staples Advantage $39.23 15 $588.45
Ticonderoga #2 Graphite Pencil, Pre-sharpened, 72/Ct (13972) • Staples Advantage $15.49 15 $232.35
Honey Can Do Rolling Storage Cart and Organizer with 12 Plastic Drawers (CRT-01683) • Staples Advantage $124.59 1 $124.59
Expo Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Point, Assorted, 12/Pack (80699) • Staples Advantage $10.84 10 $108.40
HP 61 Black/Tri-color Original Ink Cartridges, 2/Pack (CR259FN#140) • Staples Advantage $44.99 2 $89.98
Honey Can Do 10 Drawer Multicolor Storage Cart • Staples Advantage $84.79 1 $84.79
Honey-Can-Do 3-Drawer Plastic Storage Cart on Wheels (CRT-02215) • Staples Advantage $53.59 1 $53.59
X-ACTO School Pro 1670 Electric Pencil Sharpener • Staples Advantage $46.99 1 $46.99
Pilot G2 Premium Retractable Gel Roller Pens, Fine Point, Blue, 12/Pack (31021) • Staples Advantage $14.79 2 $29.58
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24/pk (75847) • Staples Advantage $22.49 1 $22.49
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Assorted Fashion Colors, 24/Pack (75846) • Staples Advantage $16.21 1 $16.21
What Good Mathematicians Do Colossal Concept Poster • Staples Advantage $15.99 1 $15.99
The Metric System Teaching Poster Set • Staples Advantage $15.99 1 $15.99
Staples Brights Multipurpose Paper, 24 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Assorted, 500/Ream (20200) • Staples Advantage $15.19 1 $15.19
ASTROBRIGHTS Multipurpose Paper, 24 lbs., 8.5" x 11", Assorted, 500/Ream (21289) • Staples Advantage $12.92 1 $12.92
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, "Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets/Pack (21224/22224) • Staples Advantage $12.81 1 $12.81
Trend Learning Charts, Math Symbols • Staples Advantage $11.99 1 $11.99
Multiplication Chart • Staples Advantage $9.19 1 $9.19
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Assorted, 400/Pack (14804) • Staples Advantage $6.25 1 $6.25

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Holyoke","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6198439],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3880320,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":110,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Erika","authorIds":{"6198439":{"owner":"Ms. Erika","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3880320],"proposalHash":"1767207194","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21341321,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjI1NTU2OQ==","MTIzNjQ3OQ=="],"teacherId":6198439,"schoolCounty":"Hampden","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MA","name":"Massachusetts"}}