The cost of school supplies to make care packages for students affected by Hurricane Katrina--including boxes of crayons, glue sticks, composition books, construction paper, boxes of pens, and shipping boxes--is $708, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.
As a second-grade teacher in one of New York City's poorest schools, I understand what it is like to have limited resources at my disposal. However, it brings me great sadness to think that, somewhere in our country, there are students who are suffering many times more than mine are. According to news reports of recent days, many of the poorest students and their families in the greater New Orleans area currently have no food to eat or shelter to call home. To make matters worse, they will likely have a difficult time when heading back to school, as so many families are displaced, penniless, and without resources to help their children succeed once they are safely attending again. This proposal will provide an easier transition for these students. Through your generous donation, it will allocate school supplies to a New Orleans school in dire need of financial help. My second-grade class in New York City is to benefit from this as well (although the reward is more intrinsic for them). I plan to introduce a letter-writing unit in early September, and once they have learned to format and write letters, they will address their letters to the students of New Orleans and offer words of hope and encouragement, along with the school supplies that will be so greatly needed. This, I feel, will help instill in my students the capacity for human compassion and the desire to help one another during our worst and most desperate hours. Your donation will be greatly appreciated, by both the children of New Orleans and New York!
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|CRAYOLA MARKERS,CLASSPACK -- Crayola Classpack Non-Washable Markers; 256 Markers • Quill Corporation||$71.99||1||$71.99|
|RIVERSIDE,CONSTRUCTION PAPER COMBO CASE,16PK/9X12,4PK/12X18 -- Riverside Combo Case of Construction Paper • Quill Corporation||$62.99||1||$62.99|
|CRAYOLA CLASSPACK CRAYONS 800 REGULAR SIZE -- Crayola Crayons Classpack ; Regular Size, 8 Colors • Quill Corporation||$49.49||1||$49.49|
|POSTER BOARD -- Pacon White Poster Board • Quill Corporation||$26.99||2||$53.98|
|24X24X12 SHIPPING BOX -- Corrugated Boxes; 24Lx24Wx12"H(D), Moving • Quill Corporation||$4.09||5||$20.45|
|#2 PENCILS,HB -- Economy Entre Pencils • Quill Corporation||$3.14||20||$62.80|
|GLUE STICK -- Elmer's Glue Sticks; Glue-All • Quill Corporation||$1.07||50||$53.50|
|BIC ROUNDSTIC MEDIUM POINT OFFICE PEN -- Bic Round Stic Pens; Medium Point, Black • Quill Corporation||$0.98||10||$9.80|
|COMPOSITION BOOK, GRADE 3 -- Roaring Spring Grade School Composition Books; 3rd Grade, Red Cover • Quill Corporation||$0.98||50||$49.00|
|HYGIERA DUSTLESS CHALK -- Prang Hygieia Chalkboard Chalk; Assorted Colors • Quill Corporation||$0.80||25||$20.00|
|5.5 SAFETY SCISSOR ASST(LIME,LILAC,DRKGRN,PURPLE,PINK,TEAL) -- Acme United Kleencut Kid's Scissors; 5-1/2" Blunt Safety Tip • Quill Corporation||$0.62||72||$44.64|
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