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Ms. Pham from New Haven CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Bare Necessities

Help me give my students basic supplies including notebooks, paper, pencils, pens, highlighters, erasers, and of course, hand sanitizer for the much dreaded flu-season!

  • $305 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students from New Haven, Connecticut are a bundle of joy with so much potential for growth. They are a part of a program that emphasizes exploration and innovation – both within and outside of the classroom. The curriculum integrates academic challenges with independent learning in order to cultivate a discovery mindset. As such, the students are creative, inquisitive, and always open to a new adventure. Truly, they are the reason that motivates me to get out of bed each day. However, coming from a low-funded school where the minority enrollment is 92% of the student body, it has been difficult to adequately support the students financially. Many do not have the supplies or resources to learn. I've seen plenty of students without a notebook or a pencil, and I do not have the necessary funds to purchase more supplies. Each child absolutely loves to learn, but their needs are not met. They are an absolute blessing, so I hope I can continue to support these learners!

My Project

All of my students are passionate about education, but they lack even the basic supplies to take charge of their learning. Our classroom lacks paper and pencil, and many of the students do not have notebooks to take notes or complete their assignment. It's absolutely devastating to watch students who come from low-income families suffer in an environment intended to open their minds. The lack of resources available continue to perpetuate the education gap and clearly outlines education inequality in this country. I've shelled out my own money to pay for pencils, books, tissues, glue sticks, and so much more. The problem of funding is detrimental to our students, and it has gotten worse over time. I will go to great lengths to secure basic resources for the classroom, and I hope you can see how important this project is to bridge the school-supply gap and provide for the students.

Ms. Pham
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ticonderoga Wood-Cased Graphite Pencils, Number 2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened, Yellow, 240 Count (14634) • Amazon Business $37.63 1 $37.63
Mini Composition Books, 24 Pack, 4.5 x 3.25 inches, 80 Sheets, Narrow Ruled, by Better Office Products, Marble Covers in Red, Blue, Black, Green, 24 Pack • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Mead Spiral Notebook, PACK OF 18 DIFFERENT COLORS, 1-Subject College Ruled Spiral Bound Notebooks, Included Pastel Color Cute school Notebooks, 70 Pages • Amazon Business $22.93 1 $22.93
Amazon Brand - Solimo Facial Tissues with Lotion, 75 Tissues per Box (18 Cube Boxes) • Amazon Business $20.79 1 $20.79
BiC PENS large bulk pack of 240 ink pens, Bic Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pens Medium point 1.0 mm, 120 black pens & 120 Blue pens in Box combo pack • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Crayola 12 Ct Ultra-Clean Washable Markers • Amazon Business $5.30 3 $15.90
Germ-X Hand Sanitizer, Original, Pump Bottle, 30 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $15.40 1 $15.40
AmazonBasics Office Stapler with 1000 Staples - Black • Amazon Business $6.84 2 $13.68
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon & Ocean Breeze, 320ct (4x80ct), cleaning wipes, cleaning supplies, packaging may vary • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Elmer's Washable No-Run School Glue, 4 oz (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", College Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 500 Sheets Per Pack (62349) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Mr. Pen- Erasers, Pack of 24, Premium Eraser, Pencil Erasers, White Eraser, School Supplies, Eraser Pencil for Artists and Students, Erasers for Kids, Art Eraser, Erasers Bulk, Eraser for School • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Avery Hi-Liter, Smear Safe Ink, Assorted Colors, Bulk Pack of 12 Highlighters for School, Office & Home (98034) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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