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Ms. Brooks from Houston TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Bare School Necessities

Help me give my students some basic supplies, such as pencils, correction tape, sheet protectors, paper towels, and more.

  • $155 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a Title I charter school in Houston, Texas where nearly 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. Despite facing hardships and adversity, my students are committed to becoming high school ready, college bound, are eager to learn, and always give one hundred percent.

Many of our students, teachers, and staff lost many things during Hurricane Harvey.

While our community has experienced so much devastation as a result of Hurricane Harvey, our students have a determination to succeed.

My Project

All too often, it becomes easy for teachers to overlook why students may come to school and/or class unprepared. Being equipped and prepared with supplies will leave the students motivated and invested in their education.

When students are motivated, there is no limit to what they can accomplish.

Instead of focusing on the fact that a student may have various reasons why they do not have the basic supplies, I am seeking to give them access to basic supplies. Pens and pencils will ensure that work is complete. Lysol wipes and paper towels will keep them in a clean environment. Post-Its will help with annotations. All of the supplies will be placed where students can directly access, thus lessening the gaps that they may have. This gives us the opportunity to spend more class-time on academic tasks.

Ms. Brooks
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Blue Summit Supplies 25 Two Pocket Folders with Prongs, Designed for Office and Classroom Use, Black, 25 Pack Colored 2 Pocket 3 Prong Folders • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Viva Signature Cloth Choose-A-Sheet Paper Towels, Soft & Strong Kitchen Paper Towels, White, 6 Value Rolls (58 Sheetsper Roll) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
BIC Xtra Sparkle Mechanical Pencil, Colorful Barrel, Medium Point (0.7 mm), 48-Count • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
Better Office Sheet Protectors, 50 Pack • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, 2 Lemon + 1 Mango, 240 Count • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Sharpie 27145 Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.97 2 $9.94
AmazonBasics File Folders with Reinforced Tab - Letter Size (100 Pack) – Manila - AMZ400 • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
American Tombow 68721 Tombow Mono Hybrid Correction Tape, 10-Pack • Amazon Business $9.71 1 $9.71
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 2x Sticking Power, 2 in x 2 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 8 Pads (622-8SSAU) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
June Gold 440 Pieces, 0.5 mm HB #2 Lead Refills, 110 Pieces Per Tube, Fine Thickness, Break Resistant Lead/Graphite (Pack of 4 Dispensers) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$100.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$131.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.24

Total project goal

$154.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$154.95

1 Donor

-$78.00

Donations toward project cost

-$66.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.70

match offer

-$76.95

Match offer toward project cost

-$65.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.54

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$0.00

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