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  • $1,347 goal

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Mrs. Johnson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

S.O.A.R. Store

My students need reward pencils, note pads, candy treats, note books, erasers, folders, drawing pads, Gel Pens, Markers, a Colored Pencils Set, Manual Pencil Sharpeners, Sketch Books, Mechanical Pencils, and Eraser Sticks.

Our school is located in south Louisiana and was one of the hardest hit areas from hurricanes Gustav and Ike. I teach in an inner city school where most of the students are at or near the poverty line. Since the downfall of the economy, the high price in gas, and the expenses parents have incurred since the storms, there is very little money floating around our campus. We house students from Pre-K to sixth grade and have around 1,000 students.

I am part of the PBS {Positive Behavior Support} committee that has been mandated by the state. Each school however, must fund its own program. At our school we have a S.O.A.R.{Safety, Ownership, Achievement , Respect}Store where students that exhibit these qualities may purchase items that they have earned. Tickets are given to each student that shows SOAR behavior. The obstacle we face is that we have exhausted what little funds we had.

In order to supply our store, we need the help of someone. Our students acting out behaviors because of their poor home life is affecting their education dramatically. We can’t do it alone. I beg you to seriously consider my proposal. Our Soar Store is a valuable asset to our school and we are seeing progress in student behavior because of it. We need reward pencils, note pads, note books, erasers, folders, drawing pads, gel pens, markers, color pencils Sets, manual pencil sharpeners, sketch books, mechanical pencils, eraser sticks, and a large amount of candy treats.

Please - consider my proposal as a desperate plea for help. Our children are definitely worth your consideration. They have so little and we, as educators, want to give them so much more. We want to give them the education they so desperately need. They don't understand this now, but you and I know how important it is to their future. Many thanks for any help you can give!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT KAT LSC, 24 CT Kit Kat Bar • Quill $17.09 2 $34.18
Foray(R) Eraser Sticks, White Eraser, Black/Blue Barrel, Pack Of 4 • Office Depot Inc. $6.62 10 $66.20
M&M'S MILK CHOCOLATE CANDIES M&M's Candy; Plain, 1.69-oz., 48/Box • Quill $25.19 2 $50.38
M&M'S PEANUT CANDIES, 48 /BOX M&M's Candy; Peanut, 1.69-oz., 48/Box • Quill $25.19 2 $50.38
SOUR PATCH KIDS Sour Patch Kids Candy • Quill $13.04 2 $26.08
TOOTSIE POP Tootsie Roll Pops • Quill $14.39 2 $28.78
SKITTLES FRUIT, 36 COUNT Skittles Original Fruit Candy • Quill $18.89 2 $37.78
JOLLY RANCHER ASST FLAVORS 14OZ BAG Jolly Rancher ; Assorted Flavors, 14-oz • Quill $3.59 2 $7.18
MIKE & IKE ORIGINAL, 2.12 OZ BAGS Mike and Ike Original Fruit Candy • Quill $12.95 2 $25.90
MILKY WAY BAR, 36 / BOX Milky Way Bars • Quill $19.79 2 $39.58
HOT TAMALES, 2.12 OZ BAG Hot Tamales Cinnamon Candy • Quill $12.95 2 $25.90
Pendaflex(R) Recycled Color Pocket Folders, 8 1/2 x 11, Assorted Colors, Pack Of 25 • Office Depot Inc. $16.76 2 $33.52
Foray(R) Wood Reward Pencils, Pack Of 30 • Office Depot Inc. $8.99 6 $53.94
BIC(R) BicMatic Grip Mechanical Pencils, 05 mm, Pack Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $5.83 6 $34.98
Office Depot Value(TM) Wirebound Memo Books, Top Opening, 3 x 5, 60 Pages, Pack Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $8.83 4 $35.32
Foray(R) Sketch Book, 9 x 9, Pad Of 40 Sheets • Office Depot Inc. $2.09 18 $37.62
Foray(TM) Single-Hole Manual Pencil Sharpener, Translucent Blue • Office Depot Inc. $0.82 20 $16.40
Crayola(R) Washable Markers, Broad Line, Assorted Classic Colors, Box Of 8 • Office Depot Inc. $4.89 10 $48.90
Binney amp; Smith Crayola(R) Color Pencils, Set Of 12 Colors • Office Depot Inc. $2.45 20 $49.00
Crayola(R) Washable Markers, Thin Line, Assorted Classic Colors, Box Of 8 • Office Depot Inc. $4.89 20 $97.80
Foray(R) Gel Pens, 07; 08; 10 mm, Fine; Medium; Bold Point, Clear Barrel, Assorted Ink, Pack Of 10 • Office Depot Inc. $13.29 10 $132.90

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