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Mrs. Sterling from Gulfport MS is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies to Keep Things Simple

My students need an electric pencil sharpener and an organizer to make our classroom more user friendly.

  • $209 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My fifth graders are one of a kind. We try not to let "Title 1" define us even though the daily struggle of simplistic things are with them. We are a very diverse family and enjoy ourselves when we are together.

They are thoughtful, curious, and eager to learn.

My kids don't always have the privilege of being kids. Many of my students have no choice but to grow up and take responsibility of things some adults do not have to face. I try to make school their getaway and their safe place. When they come to my room, I want them to feel loved and invited.

My Project

Being at Title 1 school, my students come in to a new room in August with many worries. My job as their teacher is to put those worries away and keep things simple. We need an electric sharpener, electric stapler, pens, and a starter pack of pencils!

It's the little things that make the biggest difference!

I do not want my students getting off of the bus worrying about what will happen when they do not have something as basic as a pencil. The poverty level is very high in our area and money is tight in their houses. This project will truly make a difference in our classroom and will be setting expectations for the year to work hard and do our best.

Mrs. Sterling
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bostitch Impulse 25 Electric Stapler, 25 Sheet Capacity, Black (02210) • Amazon Business $38.14 1 $38.14
Seville Classics 10-Drawer Organizer Cart, Translucent Color-Coded • Amazon Business $33.71 1 $33.71
X-ACTO ProX Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $32.17 1 $32.17
Sanford 1802226 Sharpie Pen, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Tropical & Classic Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18

Materials cost

$135.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$177.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.33

Total project goal

$208.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$208.84

5 Donors

-$148.25

Donations toward project cost

-$127.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.89

match offer

-$59.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$50.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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