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Ms. Lopez from Pueblo CO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tools to Succeed

Help me give my students the essential materials they need learn and succeed, such as dry erase boards, notebooks, pencils, and dry erase markers.

  • $538 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first-year teacher at a Title I school. I teach fourth grade and am loving every minute of it. Before my teaching position, I did my student teaching as well as held a long-term substitute position at my new school and fell in love with the students, principal, and staff. Even though my students struggle with hardships every day, such as homelessness, incarcerated parents, little or no food, and language barriers, they always have a smile on their face when they come to school and are eager to learn. I am blessed to be able to work with these students and make a difference in their lives. This has been an awesome first year. I am sad that with everything happening, the ability to teach in the classroom has ended so abruptly.

My Project

I am a first-year teacher aiming to create an environment where students can learn, thrive, and be successful. I teach at a Title I school, where many of my students suffer from life struggles and poverty. Even though, they endure different types of hardships every day, they are great kids. Some hardships my students deal with include homelessness, custody battles, incarcerated parents, parents with addictions problems, little or no food, and language barriers. Even though they have difficult home lives, they always come to school with a smile on their face and are eager to learn. I am blessed to be able to work with these students and hopefully make a difference in their lives.

You can help me make a difference by providing my students with the essential, every day materials they need to learn and be successful.

These are typical items found in classrooms around the country, such as pencils, glue sticks, scissors, and dry erase markers. Few students will come to school on the first day with all the items on the school supply list, some may come with a few things from the list. Unfortunately, many will come with nothing. This is fine, I am happy that they are there, but I want them to have the items at their desk that the other kids have. By providing my students with these essential tools, they will be able to focus on their learning and in turn be successful. Also, your generosity will not only be provide for my students on the first day of school, but will also help replenish these supplies several times throughout the year. Thank you in advance for your support and kindness.

Ms. Lopez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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
Oxford Spiral Notebooks, 3-Subject, Wide Ruled Paper, Durable Plastic Cover, 150 Sheets, 3 Divider Pockets, 2 per Pack (10385) • Amazon Business $9.75 15 $146.25
Crayola Bulk Colored Pencils, Pre-sharpened, Back to School Supplies, 12 Assorted Colors, Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $36.74 2 $73.48
Double Sided Dry Erase Boards, Ohuhu 30-Pack 9 x 12 Inch Whiteboards Set, Including 30 x Lap Board, 30 x Black Markers, 30 x White Boards Eraser for Students, Classroom, Back to School Supplies • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Keebor Basic Chisel Tip Dry Erase Markers Black Low Odor Whiteboard Markers Bulk, 72 Packs • Amazon Business $14.98 2 $29.96
TICONDEROGA Pencils, Wood-Cased, Unsharpened, Graphite #2 HB Soft, Yellow, 96-Pack (13872) • Amazon Business $9.95 3 $29.85
Better Office Products Burgundy Plastic 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, 24 Pack, Heavyweight, Letter Size Poly Folders with 3 Metal Prongs Fastener Clips, Burgundy Red • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Pink Erasers Pack of 100 - Large Size, Latex & Smudge Free - Bulk School Supplies for Classrooms, Teachers, Homeschool, Office, Art Class, and More! • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Scotch 5-Inch Soft Touch Pointed Kid Scissors, 12 Count Teacher Pack, Green (1442P-12) • Amazon Business $8.84 2 $17.68
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $14.72 1 $14.72

Materials cost

$395.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$457.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.68

Total project goal

$537.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$537.87

29 Donors

-$277.28

Donations toward project cost

-$245.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.39

Matching donations from our partners

-$260.59

Match offers toward project cost

-$221.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.09

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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