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Mr. Lally from Jamaica Plain MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Paper Chase

Help me give my students paper to succeed as we go through the year!

  • $195 goal

This project expired on January 16, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are simply awesome. I teach 7th and 8th- grade special education students from the Jamaica Plain section of Boston. Most are Latino, some African -American, but all are fantastic. Almost all of my students hail from the nearby housing project and the surrounding area. Spanish is the prevailing language, but nearly all are approaching proficiency in English.

The neighborhood is typically urban with all of the attendant challenges, but these kids are resilient.

They meet challenges head-on and with a great, positive mindset. They deserve more than I can give so I've decided to try my luck on DonorsChoose. org. You'd do well to choose to help these kids - it will come back to society ten-fold!

My Project

Quite simply...we need paper in order to complete Social Studies mapping exercises as well as to adapt materials for access for Special Needs students. This takes lots of paper which we do not have a huge supply of. With the comfort level afforded by an adequate paper supply, we can feel secure in the knowledge that we have enough.

A further need for paper has been occasioned by the dearth of technology available to my students.

Our district is doing its best, but there simply aren't enough computers, or textbooks, to go around. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. This is my first try at this...so I'm crossing my fingers!

Mr. Lally
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 65 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PAPER MULTIPURPOSE 20LB 8.5X11 WE ELI45000 PACK OF 2500 • School Specialty $40.46 3 $121.38

Materials cost

$121.38

Vendor shipping charges

$12.14

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$165.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.18

Total project goal

$194.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$194.52

1 Donor

-$194.52

Donations toward project cost

-$165.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.18

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$0.00

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