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Mr. Oszust from Brooklyn NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Starting Off the Year Right

My students need a wide range of school supplies that include pens and pencils, markers and construction paper, bulletin board materials and office supplies.

  • $1,872 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a small, Title I high school located in New York, housed with a campus of many small schools. As we service students primarily from the surrounding neighborhood, our students represent a diverse multicultural and disadvantaged urban population.

I work in an economically depressed area in New York and most of my students' families fall below the poverty line.

Many are on public assistance; many others are barely surviving. Yet, my students are expected to meet the same educational standards as more affluent students of New York. My proposal is to provide all of my students with the basic supplies one needs to complete all of their classwork and lab assignments in class. Items like pencils and pens, tape and staples are in constant demand. We also use Ziploc bags to serve as pencil cases to keep all of their supplies together. We use construction paper and bulletin boards to present and display student learning.

My Project

We go through a lot of days at school and offer supplies every semester. Often, students lose or forget to bring in basic supplies like pens and pencils. Some simply cannot afford to purchase the needed supplies. We also ask our students to make presentations of their learning that might include creating drawings, posters and other forms of displays. These pieces require paper, markers, glue sticks, etc. This cost money that our students cannot afford to lay out. My task is to eliminate this issue. Hence, in this project, I am requesting for pens and pencils, markers and construction paper, bulletin board materials and other office supplies.

Your act of kindness and generosity will go a long way in eliminating this obstacle to the learning process and will be long remembered by our students.

Students will also know that there are people in their community who care about them and their education.

Please help me help those most in need. Help me make learning fun and engaging.

Thank you for your generosity.

Mr. Oszust
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BIC Xtra-Life Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm, Dozen (90085/MP11) • Staples Advantage $2.71 100 $271.00
Quill Brand Finest Quality #2 Wood Pencils, Dozen (T8122) • $1.35 120 $162.00
Stanley Bostitch Business Pro Desktop Staplers, Black • $17.42 4 $69.68
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 12/pk (80699) • $14.49 4 $57.96
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point (1.0mm), Blue, 60/Pk (GSM609BE) • $5.52 9 $49.68
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 60/Pk (GSM609BK) • $5.52 9 $49.68
Scotch Magic Tape Refill 810, 3/4" x 1000" with C38 Desktop Dispenser, 6 Rolls Tape, 1 Dispenser, 1" Core • $16.14 3 $48.42
Elmer's Washable Disappearing Glue Sticks, Giant, Purple, .77oz, 30/Pack • $45.04 1 $45.04
Pacon Riverside Groundwood Construction Paper, White, 18"(H) x 12"(W), 50 Sheets (03613) • $5.09 8 $40.72
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 36/Box • $39.94 1 $39.94
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Elastomer Compound Eraser, Large, 12/pk (70521) • $6.20 6 $37.20
Fadeless Bulletin Board Art Paper, 4-Feet by 12-Feet, Assorted Primary Colors (57532) • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Fadeless Bulletin Board Art Paper, 4-Feet by 50-Feet, Royal Blue (57205) • Amazon Business $17.57 2 $35.14
Avery 5160 Laser Address Labels with Easy Peel, 1" x 2 5/8", White, 3,000/Box (05160) • $29.99 1 $29.99
Ziploc 1 Gallon Double Zipper Storage Bags Commercial 250/Case • $28.89 1 $28.89
Quill Brand Card Stock, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 250/Pack • $13.17 2 $26.34
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Assorted, 12/pk (30072) • Staples Advantage $6.55 4 $26.20
Sharpie Twin-Tip Permanent Markers, Fine Point and Ultra Fine Point, Red, 12/pk (32002) • Staples Advantage $24.49 1 $24.49
Sharpie Twin-Tip Permanent Markers, Fine Point And Ultra Fine Point, Blue, 12/pk (32003) • Staples Advantage $24.49 1 $24.49
Sharpie Twin-Tip Permanent Markers, Fine Point and Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12/pk (32001) • Staples Advantage $24.49 1 $24.49
Post-it Pop-up Notes, 3" x 3", Cape Town Collection, 18 Pads/Cabinet Pack (R330-18CTCP) • $23.79 1 $23.79
Pacon PAC57365 Fadeless Paper Roll, 48" x 50', Brite Purple • Amazon Business $23.19 1 $23.19
Quill Brand White Zigzag Pencil Cup (26847) • $2.88 8 $23.04
Charles Leonard Economy Wedge Shape Eraser Caps Asstd Colors, 144/box (CHL71544) • $3.82 6 $22.92
Westcott 8" Titanium UltraSmooth Scissors, Straight-Handle, 2-Pack • $21.58 1 $21.58
TREND enterprises, Inc. Bright Colors Terrific Trimmers, Variety Pack • Amazon Business $10.64 2 $21.28
Pacon SunWorks Construction Paper, 58 lbs., Black, 24" x 36", 50 Sheets/Pk • $10.40 2 $20.80
Ziploc 1 Quart Double Zipper Freezer Storage Bags Commercial 300 CT • $20.39 1 $20.39
Pacon PAC57005 Fadeless Premium Glossy Paper, 48" x 25', Porcelain White • Amazon Business $19.79 1 $19.79
Pacon PAC57355 Fadeless Premium Glossy Paper, 48" x 25', Festive Red • Amazon Business $19.79 1 $19.79
Carson Dellosa You-Nique Flowers Scalloped Borders (108248) • Amazon Business $9.62 2 $19.24
Pacon PAC57305 Fadeless Bulletin Board Art Paper, 4-Feet by 50-Feet, Black (57305) • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49
Fadeless Bulletin Board Art Paper, 4-Feet by 50-Feet, Lite Blue (57215) • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49
Titanium Rotary Cutter Softgrip Comfort Loop Handle 45mm • $18.27 1 $18.27
Pacon Sunworks Heavyweight Construction Paper, Asstorted, 9" x 12", 300 Sheets (PAC6525) • $8.92 2 $17.84
Westcott Kleencut Kid's 5" Blunt Scissors, Assorted Colors, 12/Pack (04252) • $17.25 1 $17.25
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 12/pk (80001) • $16.99 1 $16.99
Creative Teaching Press Border Bold & Bright Colorful Spots (8342) • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Tape With Dispenser, 1.88" x 800", Clear, 6/Pack • $14.27 1 $14.27
Duck Masking Tape .94" x 60 Yards • $2.20 6 $13.20
Staples Assorted Heavy Duty Magnets, Asst. Colors, 30/PK • Staples Advantage $12.79 1 $12.79
Quill Brand Standard Staples, 1/4", 5,000/Box • $2.69 4 $10.76

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