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Ms. Elliott from Omaha NE is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Starting Out on the Right Foot

My students need basic school supplies like a pencil pouch and erasers to start the new year!

  • $313 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in the heart of vibrant south Omaha, a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. We are diverse school with minorities constituting approximately 90% of our population. Many of our children are the first generation in their families to have the opportunity to obtain the traditional K-12 that so many of us have begun to take for granted.

With these extraordinary opportunities comes some challenges.

With nearly 90% of our students meeting federal free and reduced lunch guidelines, they often struggle to have the essential school supplies necessary to be successful.

My Project

You have to have the right tools to do a job well. This doesn't only apply to carpenters and chefs but also students. Unfortunately, most of my students struggle to bring the most basic of their "learning tools" to school. If they do bring supplies, they are frequently lost in the first few weeks because many struggle to organize and keep track of their belongings.

The goal for this project is to provide students with a pencil pouch which will remain in my classroom along with a few pencils, erasers, and a pen.

The remaining pencils will be distributed as needed.

Ms. Elliott
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BAZIC Bright Color 3-Ring Pencil Pouch w/ Mesh Window - 24 Pack • Amazon Business $27.32 4 $109.28
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 6 $74.94
Paper Mate Arrowhead Pink Pearl Cap Erasers, 144 Count • Amazon Business $3.81 4 $15.24
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Blue, 144-Count • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60

Materials cost

$218.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.14

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$265.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.82

Total project goal

$312.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$312.16

6 Donors

-$249.83

Donations toward project cost

-$212.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.47

match offer

-$62.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$52.98

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.35

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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