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Ms. Vaughn from Houston TX is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies for Inner City Kids

Help me give my students classroom supplies like snacks, pens, pencils, and Post-it notes that they need to increase focus and engagement.

  • $490 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My goal is to inspire scientific curiosity in my students. These tools display neat and interesting mechanisms and can facilitate question development by many students who see them. I believe that every student is capable of learning and excelling; they just need someone to light the spark.

My school is a Title I school with a large percentage of my students coming from underserved neighborhoods.

As a teacher, it is my responsibility to provide my students with the necessary tools to change their current living situations and to excel in life outside of my classroom.

My Project

This is my first year teaching IPC with students receiving In Class Support through the Special Education department. I have recently learned that some of the behavior issues that I am facing aren't due to a lack of effort but a lack of supplies. I want to bridge this gap by ensuring that my students have everything they need, from snacks to curb their hunger so that they are able to focus, to writing utensils so they won't have to share with their classmates. Students often will use a separate sheet of paper to do their work or test corrections and the staplers will help them ensure that the papers do not get lost. The broom is to help sweep up any broken glassware in lab so that students and teachers won't cut themselves trying to clean it up. Students use sticky notes as an interruption free way to ask questions and receive feedback. The highlighters are to help my students with dyslexia and other literacy issues take notes while reading articles and the pens are so that they can receive feedback in a more stress free way. Please help me give my students the tools that they need to restore their self esteem as learners and to increase class engagement.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Break Box Big Party Snack Mix, Assorted, 75/Pack (700-S0026) • Quill.com $69.29 1 $69.29
Libman Broom with Dustpan, 2/Carton (919) • Quill.com $51.29 1 $51.29
Pilot G2 Retractable Gel Pen, Fine Point, Black Ink, 36 Pack (84065) • Quill.com $40.49 1 $40.49
Break Box Pros Healthy Snack Mix, Assorted, 23/Pack (700-00001) • Quill.com $39.59 1 $39.59
Frito Lay Chips, Variety, 30 Bags/Tray, 2 Trays/Case (FRI52347) • Quill.com $37.79 1 $37.79
Post-it Super Sticky Notes Cabinet Pack, 3" x 3", Rio de Janeiro Collection, 70 Sheets/Pad, 24 Pads/Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Quill.com $28.79 1 $28.79
Paper Mate InkJoy Retractable Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Ink, 14/Pack (1951636) • Quill.com $26.99 1 $26.99
Nature Valley Bars, Variety, 1.5 oz., 49 Packs/Box (44136) • Quill.com $24.29 1 $24.29
Quill Brand Contemporary Desktop Full-Strip Stapler Metallic Black • Quill.com $9.34 2 $18.68
Carson-Dellosa Pocket Chart Storage: Gold Arrows 1 Pocket Chart (158042) • Quill.com $15.29 1 $15.29
Paper Mate Flair Felt Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Color Ink, 12/Pack (74423) • Quill.com $13.29 1 $13.29
BIC Brite Liner Stick Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 24/Pack (BL241AST) • Quill.com $10.43 1 $10.43
Charles Leonard Pre-Sharpened Pencil with Eraser, #2 Lead, Yellow, Pack of 12 (CHL65512Q) • Quill.com $2.15 2 $4.30

Materials cost

$380.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$416.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.45

Total project goal

$489.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$489.67

4 Donors

-$245.00

Donations toward project cost

-$208.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.75

match offer

-$244.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$207.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.70

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$0.00

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