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  • $202 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. G.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

We Need to Get to the Point!

My students need to have a reliable heavy duty pencil sharpener.

I am a third grade teacher of 26, most eager to learn, children. In spite of the fact that we are a Title I school, with a poverty level of 86%, our culturally diverse population holds education in high regard. As a result, our children, despite language and cultural challenges, show academic growth and excellence each year. Each summer in the anticipation of doing a lot of writing, I stock up on pencils for the children. I look for specials and I will from store to store, ensuring that there is no shortage of pencils. Before the summer is finished my house looks like a pencil factory. However, pencils aren't the problem. I like my students to come in daily to a fresh supply of sharpened pencils. It is inspiring and motivating to our young writers, to allow them to be ready to spring into action as they generate ideas. Yes... I do tell the children they need to come in with sharpened pencils everyday. I even bought each child a pencil sharpener (also, purchased on sale, over the summer). None-the-less, sharpened pencils continue to be a problem, one that, hopefully you might help me to easily remedy. If I had a reliable and sturdy electric sharpener, it would solve our problem. I buy sharpener after sharpener and they do not last. It is absolutely MADDENING, not to have a pencil with a point available. You would be doing an incredibly wonderful thing by donating a good commercial pencil sharpener. Please, on behalf of our future writers of tomorrow, help us to keep on writing. Thank you!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-Acto Heavy-Duty Commercial Pencil Sharpener • Nasco $131.96 1 $131.96

Materials cost

$131.96

Vendor shipping charges

$13.20

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$165.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.22

Total project goal

$201.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$201.22

1 Donor

-$194.12

Donations toward project cost

-$165.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.10

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 25 students.

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