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Ms. Thomas from Lexington NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sharpen and Supply Minds!

Help me give my students the basic supplies they need to succeed in class! We are in desperate need of good electric pencil sharpeners, hand-help sharpeners, pencils, and erasers.

  • $175 goal

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My Students

In Lexington, the population is very diverse in terms of ethnicity, race, and socioeconomic status. Approximately 95% of our students qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch in our Title I middle school. Our district is also very small, with only one middle school and one high school.

My students have many challenges but can achieve incredible things if given the tools and support they need.

The schoolhouse is sometimes the only safe place for these children. Many of our families have been in Lexington for generations and some have told me of their concerns that their children are not able to have the same opportunities as others in surrounding areas.

I believe that my students have enormous potential to achieve and that they deserve every opportunity to do so. Engaging my students in science now can put them on the path to colleges and careers that may have seemed impossible to them before.

My Project

As the end of the school year draws near, school supplies become high in demand, but low on supply. Our regular classroom supplies have been used and replaced throughout the year, but now we are at an all-time low.

Having basic supplies ready for all students makes learning easier.

We are the only middle school in a small district and many of our students have trouble affording basic school materials. Teachers assist greatly in securing what students need, but this is at their own personal expense.

Please help provide my students with what they need to carry through to the end of the school year successfully.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 100 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AFMAT Electric Pencil Sharpener Heavy Duty, Commercial&Industrial Pencil Sharpener for Classroom, Auto Stop, Fast Sharpen in 3s, Helical Pencil Sharpener Plug in for No.2/Colored Pencils,School,Office • Amazon Business $29.00 2 $58.00
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencil, HB #2, Yellow Barrel, 96/Pack • Amazon Business $16.75 1 $16.75
Ifavor123 Bulk Plastic Pencil Sharpener Assortment (72) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
ANPHSIN Pack of 160 Pencil Eraser Caps- Mixed Color Pencil Top Erasers for School Classroom and Office • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79

Materials cost

$107.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.42

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$147.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.11

Total project goal

$174.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$174.07

1 Donor

-$174.07

Donations toward project cost

-$147.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.11

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$0.00

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