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Mrs. R from San Pedro CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Pencil Sharpeners!

Help me give my students a Heavy Duty Pencil sharpener, colored pencil sharpeners, and #2 pencils.

  • $219 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come to school excited to learn. They attend a high poverty school with very limited resources. Eight-five percent of our students are offered a free hot breakfast, lunch, and after school take-home meals. A large number of my students attend a before-school program and an after-school program, leaving them at school for close to a total of 8 to 10 hours per day.

Our school is like a second home to my students.

I am always looking for more ways to engage my students and nurture their love of learning.

My Project

Please help us to replenish our heavy duty pencil sharpener and colored pencils sharpeners. Everyday my students sharpen their pencils to have them ready to write, solve math problems, investigate science lesson, or create works of art with our colored pencils. We need good working sharpeners to handle all the amazing things my students need to learn. Unfortunately, our colored pencil sharpeners and heavy duty pencil sharpener have all stopped working.

On average a blade in a sharpener should last three to six months with normal use.

Our classroom sharpeners have lasted longer than average and now we desperately need new ones. Any help you can give is truly appreciated.

Mrs. R
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO High Volume Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener, Model 41, Beige • Amazon Business $99.95 1 $99.95
Electric Pencil Sharpener Heavy-duty Helical Blade Colored Pencil Sharpener with Adapter/Battery Operated for No.2/ (6-8mm) Pencils with Auto Stop & Cleaning Brush in School/Classroom/Office • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Pencil Sharpener,Electric Pencil Sharpener for NO.2 Pencils and Colored Pencils,Portable Automatic Electric Sharpener Feature for Home/School/Classroom/Office,USB or 2AA Batteries BLUE • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$140.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.85

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$185.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.71

Total project goal

$218.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$218.09

3 Donors

-$212.21

Donations toward project cost

-$181.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.08

match offer

-$5.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$4.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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