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Mr. Van Owen from New York NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies for Excellence

My students need school supplies in order to close the achievement gap. These notebooks, pens, and pencils will allow them to showcase their best work.

  • $434 goal

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My Students

My students are a hard-working group of young women who strive to get into college and make a better future for themselves and their families. Their commitment to their education is second to none, with some of them traveling more than an hour by train or bus to get to school every day. However, many of my students come from low-income households, and their families struggle to make ends meet. Their parents often work two or three jobs to cover general living expenses, leaving my students to motivate themselves to get their schoolwork done every day. Needless to say, they inspire me each and every day.

My Project

All of my students qualify for free lunch, which means their families struggle to make ends meet. That day-to-day struggle often follows my students into the classroom as they worry about where their next meal where come from or where they will sleep each night. One of my goals as a teacher is to try and relieve as much economic stress from the learning experience as possible. Being able to provide these supplies for them will allow them to focus on becoming the best readers and writers they can in addition to focusing on preparing for the AP English exams. Yes... my standards are high, but schools supplies should never be a barrier to doing well in school.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
6 PACK-Of Mead Square Deal Composition Book, 100-Count, College Ruled, Black Marble (09932) 6 pack • Amazon Business $14.73 15 $220.95
BIC GSM36WM-Blk Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $4.77 10 $47.70
Paper Mate SharpWriter Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm, HB #2, Yellow, 36 Count • Amazon Business $12.92 1 $12.92
Pendaflex File Folders, Letter Size, 8-1/2" x 11", Classic Manila, 1/3-Cut Tabs in Left, Right, Center Positions, 100 Per Box (65213) • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Pacon Bordette(R) Scalloped Border, Pink • Amazon Business $7.66 1 $7.66
Pacon Bordette(R) Scalloped Border, Brite Blue • Amazon Business $7.35 1 $7.35
Bordette Decorative Boarder, 2 1/4"X50', Deep Purple • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61
Bordette 0037336 Decorative Border, 5.7" Width, 5.7" Length, 4" Height • Amazon Business $6.03 1 $6.03
Pacon PAC37206 Bordette, 2.25" x 50', Royal Blue • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Bordette 0037086 Decorative Border, Scalloped, 2-1/4” x 50’, Canary Yellow • Amazon Business $4.48 1 $4.48
Bordette Decorative Border, 2 1/4"X50', Black • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29

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