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Mrs. Hollands from Gwinn MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stuff the Bus with School Supplies

My students need notebooks, folders, calculators, pencils, highlighters, and pencil pouches.

  • $586 goal

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My Students

Welcome to our English Language Arts classroom in Gwinn, MI. Our rural high school is tucked in the pines in the wild, beautiful, and remote Upper Peninsula. Despite challenges our students face with poverty (all are provided free breakfast and lunch), their determination and our dedicated staff have earned our school a bronze medal in national rankings of Best High Schools by U.S. News. Teachers here strive to provide our students with an education that prepares them for productive and fulfilling lives beyond our school walls.

My goal with this project is to help students who are experiencing homelessness get the supplies they need for a great start back to school.

In 2016-17, our building had 22 students reported as homeless. I want to make sure that our students who find themselves surmounting difficult situations don't have to worry about where they will get backpacks.

My Project

Our school is hosting an event called Stuff The Bus, where students can get much needed back-to-school supplies.

I will be volunteering at the event, and I would love to contribute supplies through this project with a focus on helping students who are experiencing homelessness.

The supplies I am requesting include notebooks, folders, calculators, pencils, highlighters, and pencil pouches -- all the academic basics that a scholar would need for a successful year.

Thank you for supporting students who could use a little extra help during this back-to-school season. It truly shows them that their education is important and valued.

Mrs. Hollands
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead School Supplies 12 Pack: 6 Spiral Notebooks, 6 Pocket Folders, Purple, Green, Yellow, Red, Black, Blue, 12 Pack (38535) • Amazon Business $16.70 12 $200.40
Texas Instruments TI-30XII Scientific Calculator • Staples Advantage $12.22 12 $146.64
BIC Xtra-Life Mechanical Pencil, Clear Barrel, Medium Point (0.7mm), 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.24 12 $50.88
Avery Hi-liter, Pen Style, 6-Pack, Assorted (23585) • Amazon Business $3.74 12 $44.88
Bazic 804 3 Ring Pencil Pouch with Mesh Window, 6 pcs • Amazon Business $8.98 2 $17.96

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