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Ms. Rand from Tampa FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Start Our Year Off Right!

My students need sticky notes, colored paper, and markers to complete assignments. Candy will be put in prize box to reward positive behavior at the end of the week. Cleaning supplies will keep kiddos healthy!

  • $438 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are resilient. Nearly all of them are living in poverty and many have experienced trauma. Some are homeless or in foster care. They have infinite potential but are hindered by their circumstances.

They deserve a learning environment that does not look or reflect their poverty-status.

They are fighters. The children in my class show up to school each day with a smiling face, as our school is part of their community where they feel most at home. They know that this is one place they can depend on to be fed and cared for. Most importantly, they deserve educational equality and the opportunity to learn and grow to reach their full potentials.

My Project

Please help me and my students start this school year off the best way possible. My students come to school on the first day of school with no materials to begin or maintain throughout the school year. Materials provided for students at my school come from teachers' pockets and generous donors/community partners. Materials such as headphones, paper, dry erase pocket sleeves and sticky notes will be used for students to complete assignments that they are proud of. Candy will be used as an incentive for prize box on Fridays, which students earn through positive behavior, academic achievement, and leadership. Cleaning supplies will keep kiddos healthy and in school.

My goal is to ensure that my students feel that they are in a safe, comfortable, engaging, creative classroom where they are encouraged to take risks and meet their educational potentials without adding any stressors or hindrances to their ever-changing lives.

Ms. Rand
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HamiltonBuhl Sack-O-Phones, 5 SC7V Deluxe Headphones w/ Volume Control in a Carry Bag • Amazon Business $28.06 1 $28.06
Clipco Dry Erase Pocket Sleeves Assorted Colors (12-Pack) • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
Haribo Gold-Bears Gummi Candy, 5-Pound Bag of Delicious Bears! Ships to You in Either Clear Packaging or the New Gold Updated Packaging. The Same Delicious Gummi Bears in Either Packaging! • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Clipco Dry Erase Pocket Sleeves Assorted Colors (30-Pack) • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Starburst Bulk Candy Wholesale - 5 Pounds • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80
EXPO 86001 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Black (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $9.14 2 $18.28
Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Lemon Breeze, 19 Ounce (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $15.81 1 $15.81
Wausau Paper 22721 Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb/176 gsm, Lunar Blue, 250 Sheets • Amazon Business $15.44 1 $15.44
Ziploc Gallon Slider Storage Bags, 96 Count • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Card Stock, Paper 65 Lb Cover / Cardstock - 50 Sheets Per Pack (8.5 x11, Martian Green) • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Wausau 21289 Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Happy” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
12 mm Mixed 9 Pastel Colour Round Circle Label Stickers 1080 Pcs for Multipurposes DIY • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Lysol - Disinfecting Wipes - 4x80ct- Lemon & Ocean Mixed Pack - Disinfectant - Cleaning - Sanitizing • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
AirHeads Bars, Chewy Fruit Candy, Variety Pack, Non Melting, 90 Count 3.1lbs (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Lysol - Disinfecting Wipes - 4x80ct - Lemon & Lime Blossom - Disinfectant - Cleaning - Sanitizing • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
HH829 - Children’s Timer - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 2 $11.98
JOLLY RANCHER Hard Candy, Assorted, 5 Pound Bulk Candy • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
APLANET 500pcs Colorful Name Label Stickers Ordinary Labels, 3.5" x 2.25", 4 Colors • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Teacher Created Resources Anchors Name Plates (5490) • Amazon Business $11.18 1 $11.18
Post-it(R) Notes, 4 in x 6 in, Marseille Collection, Lined, 5 Pads/Pack, 100 Sheets/Pad (660-5PK-AST) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pack of 2100 3/4" Round Color Coding Circle Dot Labels, 10 Bright Neon Colors, 8 1/2" x 11" Sheet, Fits Any Printer • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Anchors Accents • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20
Hefty Everyday Foam Bowls (White, Soak Proof, 12 Ounce, 50 Count) • Amazon Business $2.37 1 $2.37

Materials cost

$336.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$371.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.57

Total project goal

$437.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$437.14

10 Donors

-$337.56

Donations toward project cost

-$286.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.63

match offer

-$99.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$84.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.94

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$0.00

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