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Mrs. Harrington from Baltimore MD is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Start the Year Right!

My students need a printer with ink and school supplies to ensure they are prepared to learn on the very first day of school.

  • $515 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 6th graders at a Title I school in Baltimore City.

They come from diverse backgrounds, including many immigrant families.

The majority of my students are learning or have learned English as a second language and 100% of students receive free lunch. We have been nicknamed, "The School of Many Nations," as our school population includes students from around the world. We are an urban school in a struggling community and school district.

My students are bright, eager and resilient. They come to school motivated to make themselves and their parents proud. My students have so much to offer and over the years have taught me many lessons about culture, family, and what it means to really struggle. Despite the obstacles that my students face on a daily basis, they inspire each other (and their teachers!) to be their best.

My Project

School should be a place where students not only learn academics, but also life skills. I am continuously working to give my students more responsibility so that they can be organized, neat, and prepared for life outside of the classroom. Responsibilities also allow my students to feel productive, capable, and part of our classroom community. We need supplies such as file folders, staplers, and paper clips to stay organized. Cleaning wipes will be useful as students are tasked with keeping their desks and surroundings clean (and germ free!).

My students are motivated to learn, but their parents are often unable to provide them with all of their basic supplies.

In the past, I have scrambled to find supplies for students once the school year begins. This often means that students feel left behind during the first days of school. This year I'd like to be proactive and prepared for any gaps in supplies. No child should feel left out of learning because they don't have the basic supplies to get the year started right. We need pencils, notebooks, erasers, and paper to get working on the very first day of school.

Lastly, we need a printer for the classroom. School and home life can be stressful for my students. I like to provide them an opportunity for quiet reflection each week, and they thoroughly enjoy coloring complex patterns and designs. A printer will allow me to print new coloring activities, as well as print grade sheets and updates for parents.

Mrs. Harrington
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Spiral Notebook, Wide Ruled, 1 Subject, 70 Sheets, 24 PACK • Amazon Business $29.46 3 $88.38
Brother HL-L2300D Monochrome Laser Printer with Duplex Printing • Amazon Business $72.06 1 $72.06
Brother Genuine High Yield Toner Cartridge, TN660, Replacement Black Toner, Page Yield Up To 2,600 Pages, Amazon Dash Replenishment Cartridge • Amazon Business $53.99 1 $53.99
Disinfecting Wipes by Clean Cut, Lemon Scent, Value Size 200 Wet Wipes (Pack of 6, 1200 Total Wipes) • Amazon Business $38.94 1 $38.94
Kleenex Trusted Care Everyday Facial Tissues, Flat Box, 210 Tissues per Flat Box, 18 Packs • Amazon Business $37.36 1 $37.36
AmazonBasics Hanging File Folders - Letter Size (25 Pack) - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
AmazonBasics 3-Ring Binder, 2 Inch - 4-Pack (White) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
AmazonBasics Stapler with 1000 Staples - Black • Amazon Business $5.56 2 $11.12
AmazonBasics Wide Ruled Loose Leaf Filler Paper, 100-Sheet, 10.5" x 8", 6-Pack • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
AmazonBasics File Folders - Letter Size (100 Pack) – Manila • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Half Pencils with Eraser - Golf, Classroom, Pew, Short, Mini - Hexagon, Sharpened, Non Toxic, #2 Pencil, Color - Light Turquoise, (Box of 48) Golf Pocket Pencils ™ • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
U Brands Binder Clips, Assorted Sizes, Silver Steel, 30-Count • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
AmazonBasics USB 2.0 Cable - A-Male to B-Male - 6 Feet (1.8 Meters) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$378.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.73

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$437.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.16

Total project goal

$514.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$514.42

2 Donors

-$514.42

Donations toward project cost

-$437.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.16

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$0.00

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