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Ms. Kasarda from Ridgeland SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies for the Best Equals Success!

Help me give my students supplies like paper, pencils, and markers that will help them be successful throughout the school year.

  • $626 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many students in my classroom often come in on the first day of school with no supplies for the school year. This makes it difficult when completing assignments within the classroom, and therefore hinders their ability to be successful.

Many of my students walk into the classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day.

I want them to know I believe in them, and they can do anything.

I teach at a Title I school where 100% of the students receive free lunch and the majority of the students live below the poverty line.

Many of my students receive backpack buddy food on Friday for the weekend. Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. For many of them, school is the safest and most stable place there​ is. They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can so they can be successful one day. My students deserve the best! I want to be able to provide them with that!

My Project

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase student attention and focus, but you will also ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.

As the school year begins I am able to reflect back on some activities that I wish I could have made happen for my students last year.

Our school is in a very high poverty area. 100% of my students receive free lunch. Many of them do not come to school with a single supply all year long.

It is my goal to take the burdens off the students that have not and give them everything they need to be successful throughout the school year.

It is by no fault of the student that they are without what they need to be successful. As a teacher, you can tell that when a student is without the basic necessities it is tough to make it through the school year. I would love to be able to make it so they are able to focus on learning 100% of the time and not what they are going to write with or how they are going to get this assignment done without scissors. With your help,​ I could take the focus off the things the students don't have and allow them to focus on what they are learning!

Ms. Kasarda
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Classpack Assortment, 800 Regular Size Crayons, 16 Different Colors (50 Each), Great for Classroom, Educational, All-Purpose Art Tools • Amazon Business $40.66 2 $81.32
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $24.99 3 $74.97
Hammermill Paper, Copy Paper, 8.5 x 11 Paper, Letter Size, 20lb Paper, 92 Bright, 8 Ream Case / 4,000 Sheets (113640C) Acid Free Paper • Amazon Business $27.18 2 $54.36
Composition Book Notebook - Hardcover, Wide Ruled (11/32-inch), 100 Sheet, One Subject, 9.75" x 7.5", Assorted Covers: Red, Blue, Green, Purple-12 Pack • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
Crayola 200 Ct Fine Line Markers, 10 Assorted Colors (58-8210) • Amazon Business $43.67 1 $43.67
Stanley Removable 4 Cup Scissor Caddy and Minnow 5-Inch Pointed Tip Kids Scissors, 24 Pack (SCICAD-PT24) • Amazon Business $38.76 1 $38.76
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 3 $37.47
Elmer's Glue Stick (E599), 30 Count • Amazon Business $37.42 1 $37.42
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 36 Count • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Bostitch Ergonomic 20 Sheet Desktop Stapler • Amazon Business $6.57 2 $13.14
Pencil Sharpeners - Kids Assorted Plastic Pencil Sharpener Set for School and Home 72 Pcs | Multicolored Manual Pencil Sharpeners 72 Pack | Blue, Yellow, Red, Clear, Green, Purple • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mr. Pen - Pencil Erasers, Pencil Top Erasers, 130 Pieces Cap Erasers, Eraser Tops, Pencil Eraser Toppers, School Erasers for Kids, School Supplies for Teachers, Eraser Pencil, Earasers, Eraser Caps • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$462.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.58

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$531.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.81

Total project goal

$625.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$625.38

6 Donors

-$313.00

Donations toward project cost

-$266.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.95

Matching donations from our partners

-$312.38

Match offers toward project cost

-$265.52

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.86

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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