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Ms. Chapa from McAllen TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies For Underprivileged High School Debaters

My students need various filing, storage, and office supplies, like pens, 10 timers, hanging files, post-its, and more, to assist in their preparation for speech and debate tournaments.

  • $570 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Speech and Debate is an activity that is often dominated by schools from affluent areas. Give our students the opportunity to compete in an academically challenging arena that will only further their preparation for college and their careers.

Our students are from a community where about 35% of the people live at or below the poverty level.

Many of our students have several siblings, and parents do not always have steady income. All of our students receive free lunch in our public schools. Only 15% of the population has a college degree. Despite this, our students crave the opportunity to learn and compete in academic events that will further their opportunities to attend college and achieve their life goals. Our students continually look forward to being able to interact with individuals from within and outside of their community. They are dedicated to speech and debate and work hard individually and as a team to further the success of every person.

My Project

Our students have been working with materials that have been handed down since the early 1990s. For example, some of the storage tubs they use have been used since 1992. Some of the storage bins are cracked/broken and simply need to be replaced. Also, our campus (like others) restricts the number of copies that can be used. Speech and Debate is an activity that requires a lot of printing and evidence. While the USB storage drives will help alleviate the amount of copies we make, a hard copy of all evidence must still be available upon request at each tournament we go to. Our students will also use pens, post its, legal pads, timers, and portfolios during practice and during the speech and debate competitions. They will no longer rely on hand me downs and will be able to have clearly labeled and filed evidence available to them. Without these supplies, preparation is nearly impossible and competition merely a dream.

This is your opportunity to change the life in a speech and debate student.

Be part of the reason why a student is able to grow up, go to college and pursue a career. These are the kids that grow up and make positive changes in the world, take the chance to make a change in theirs.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PEN RED MED POINT FLEXIGRIP • ABC School Supply, Inc $1.42 3 $4.26
PEN BLACK FINE FLEXIGRIP • ABC School Supply, Inc $1.42 3 $4.26
PAPER MULTIPURP 8.5X11 92 BRIGHT WHITE 20# CS/10 RM • ABC School Supply, Inc $44.64 2 $89.28
ECONOMY PAD HOLDER LETTER 9 7/16''X3/16''X12 19/32'' BLACK • ABC School Supply, Inc $5.60 5 $28.00
PAPER LEGAL NOTEPAD 8.5X11 BUFF 50 SHT/PAD • ABC School Supply, Inc $1.99 20 $39.80
POST-IT NOTE 3X3 YELLOW 90 SHEETS/PAD PACK OF 18 • ABC School Supply, Inc $17.57 2 $35.14
FIRST AID KIT PORTABLE TRAVEL- EACH • ABC School Supply, Inc $7.40 1 $7.40
TAB HNG FLDR 1/3CUT 25 CR • ABC School Supply, Inc $4.55 3 $13.65
FILE HANGING 3.5 LABEL TAB INSERTS WHITE • ABC School Supply, Inc $42.62 1 $42.62
FILE TOTE 50 LB. CAP. 14-1/8''X18''X10-13/16'' BK W/ CLEAR LID • School Specialty Inc. $15.00 4 $60.00
TIMER DIGITAL COUNT DOWN/UP - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $5.98 10 $59.80
TAB INDEX CLEAR 11X8.5 SET OF8 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $0.94 20 $18.80

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