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Ms. Raigoza from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Small Basics, Big Impact

Help me give my students and their families the basics they need without shame or embarrassment to make this back to school extra special knowing they have the support of generous people who feel their need.

  • $1,380 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My amazing 8th graders will soon be moving on to the world of high school with it's own set of obstacles and socio-emotional challenges and I am going to do my absolute best to prepare them to face that bravely and smartly. They are energetic, caring, and inquisitive young adults who just need that energy harnessed into its full potential.

Distance learning does not have to mean deficits in learning.

I am confident in my abilities to give them the same high-quality education they have always received from me but I will need a little more help to make that happen this year. My students, their families, and I would be so honored and appreciative of any help we receive to make up for learning loss and thrive in this new digital environment. I am excited for this new challenge!

My Project

The majority of our families were impacted greatly by the pandemic, both personally and financially. I have seen the embarrassment and shame of students and parents confessing that they need help with basic supplies and even food staples at home due to job loss or illness.

My dream for this especially challenging back to school season is for my kids to walk in to a well stocked classroom where they don't have to find the strength to lie to their teachers and say, "My parents said they will buy it next week." I would love to take an extra financial strain off of their parents and have us just get down to business.

I know my students and their parents appreciate everything we do for them and it makes us feel like more of a family. We need that more than ever. These basic school supplies will go a long way and will make a big impact in the lives of my students as they know they have to support of so many people who care for them as much as I do.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Bulk Colored Pencils, Pre-sharpened, 12 Assorted Colors, Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $39.64 4 $158.56
Crayola Fine Line Markers, Back to School Supplies Classpack, 10 Assorted Colors , 200 Count • Amazon Business $51.50 2 $103.00
Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Yellow, Pre-sharpened, Class Pack, 1000 pencils • Amazon Business $64.98 1 $64.98
Bostitch Office 20 Sheet Stapler, Small Stapler Size, Fits into the Palm of Your Hand; Assorted - No Color Choice, One per Order (B150-Asst) • Amazon Business $6.99 9 $62.91
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 36 Count • Amazon Business $20.56 3 $61.68
Hygloss Products Manila Library Pockets – Self Adhesive Pocket Envelopes – 4.5 x 3.5 Inches, 500 Pack • Amazon Business $55.50 1 $55.50
Sharpie Permanent Markers Ultimate Collection, Fine and Ultra Fine Points, Assorted Colors, 72 Count • Amazon Business $49.06 1 $49.06
Elmish Kids Scissors (48 Count Teacher Pack, Rounded-tip, 5.2 Inch) - 5.2?? Soft Touch Blunt School Student Scissors Shears EM-005-R-C (Pack of 48) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count • Amazon Business $9.60 4 $38.40
Sharpie Tank Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Color Highlighters, Value Pack, 36 Count • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Pendaflex Two Tone Color File Folders, Letter Size, Assorted Colors (Teal, Violet, Gray, Navy and Burgundy), 1/3-Cut Tabs, 5 Color, 100/Box, (02315) • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Scotch Magic Tape, 20 Rolls, Numerous Applications, Invisible, Engineered for Repairing, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, Boxed (810K20) • Amazon Business $36.76 1 $36.76
Binder Pencil Pouch with Zipper Pulls, Pencil Case with Rivet Enforced 3 Ring, 10 Pack 5 Colors • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Oxford Two-Pocket Folders, Textured Paper, Letter Size, Assorted Colors: Red, Light Blue, Orange, Yellow, Green, Box of 50, Holds 100 Sheets (67613) • Amazon Business $15.82 2 $31.64
Crayola Low Odor Dry Erase Markers for Kids & Adults, Chisel Tip, Back To School Supplies, 12 Count • Amazon Business $10.51 3 $31.53
Fifty Strategies to Boost Cognitive Engagement: Creating a Thinking Culture in the Classroom (50 Teaching Strategies to Support Cognitive Development) • Amazon Business $28.76 1 $28.76
Scotch Heavy Duty Packaging Tape, 1.88" x 22.2 yd, Designed for Packing, Shipping and Mailing, Strong Seal on All Box Types, 1.5" Core, Clear, 6 Rolls with Dispenser (142-6) • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
NADAMOO USB Barcode Scanner with Stand, Automatic Sensing 1D Handheld Wired Laser Bar Code Reader Portable Hand Bar Code Scanner Fast Auto Scan for Warehouse Retail Store Library Supermarket POS • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Pencil Top Erasers, Lanboon 360 Pieces Pencil Erasers Caps, Pencil Eraser Toppers for Kids, Eraser Tops for School Classroom Home and Office • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
Avery All-Purpose Labels, 1.5 x 2.75 Inches, White, Pack of 76 (6117) • Amazon Business $5.85 4 $23.40
ChromaLabel 1 x 3 Inch Permanent Color-Code Rectangle Labels, 150 Stickers/Pack, Assorted Fluorescent • Amazon Business $10.87 2 $21.74
The Power of Making Thinking Visible: Practices to Engage and Empower All Learners • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
Avery Shipping Address Labels, Inkjet Printers, 100 Labels, Half Sheet Labels, Permanent Adhesive, TrueBlock (2-Pack 8126) • Amazon Business $18.29 1 $18.29
Avery Removable Print or Write Color Coding Labels, 1 x 3 Inches, 200 Labels (5481), Assorted Color (Neon Green/Neon Orange/Neon Red/Neon Yellow) • Amazon Business $7.79 2 $15.58
Scotch Desktop Tape Dispenser, 3-Pack, Weighted, Non-Skid Base, Black, Made of 100% Recycled Plastic (C-38-3PK-SIOC) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Magnetic Dry Erase Marker Holder,Pen and Eraser Holder for Whiteboard,Magnet Pencil Cup Utility Storage Organizer for Office , Refrigerator, Locker and Metal Cabinets (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors, 8 Inch, 3-Pack (1458-3AMZ-ESF) • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
BIC Mechanical Pencil Variety Pack, Assorted Sizes, 0.5mm, 0.7mm, 0.9mm, 60-Count, Refillable Design for Long-Lasting Use • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Leaders and Thinkers in American History: A Childrens History Book: 15 Influential People You Should Know (Biographies for Kids) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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