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Mrs. Smiljanich from Chicago IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

What Do You Need, Mrs. Smiljanich?

Help me give my students ink toner, a classroom set of clipboards, an extension cord, laminating sheets, pens, highlighters and Post-It note flags.

  • $340 goal

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My Students

"Mrs. Smiljanich, what do you need?" This is something that I hear from multiple students everyday. What makes my students so amazing and special to me is how much they support me as their teacher. My students and I have a unique relationship in that we have "looped" together since the 6th grade and will continue to loop until they graduate 8th grade.

While my students wish they could provide me with everything that I might possibly need in order to teach them, I know that it is lovely sentiment but my no means an expectation or reality.

As a classroom teacher working in a large public school district in a major city, finding funds to provide myself as an educator is always difficult.

My Project

Every year, teachers in my school district only get $250 reimbursed for district approved classroom supplies purchased. The supplies that I am asking for are not all district approved items for reimbursement.

As a teacher, one should not have to spend an excessive amount of their own personal money for classroom supplies and tools; additionally, students living in a low-income neighborhood should not be asked to provide student non-essential supplies like extension cords, when money is already tight.

Having access to basic teacher supplies means that students have access to things like a classroom printer with ink for printing papers.

Teaching in an old and outdated building means my classroom only has two working electrical outlets in the age of technology. These basic supplies support my teaching efforts and my students learning alike.

Mrs. Smiljanich
Grades 6-8
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
Brother TN-420 DCP-7060D IntelliFax-2840 2940 HL-2220 2230 2240 HL-2270 2275 MFC-7240 7360 7460 7860 Toner Cartridge (Black) in Retail Packaging • Amazon Business $38.98 2 $77.96
OfficeWorld Compatible TN221 TN225 Toner Cartridge Replacement for Brother TN-221 TN-225 Work with Brother MFC-9130CW HL-3170CDW HL-3140CW MFC-9330CDW Printer (2 Black, 1 Cyan, 1 Magenta, 1 Yellow) • Amazon Business $36.99 2 $73.98
Clipboards (Set of 30) by Office Solutions Direct! ECO Friendly Hardboard Clipboard Pack, Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size, Classroom Supplies • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
AmazonBasics Clear Thermal Laminating Plastic Paper Laminator Sheets - 8.9 Inch x 11.4 Inch, 200-Pack • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
GE Designer Extension Cord with Surge Protection, Braided Power Cord, 15 ft, 3 Grounded Outlets, Flat Plug, Premium, Black/Grey, 44237 • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Smead 24 Pocket Poly Project Organizer, Letter Size, 1/3-Cut tab, Gray with Bright Colors (89206) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Post-it Flags Assorted Color Combo Pack, 320 Flags Total, 200 1-Inch Wide Flags and 120 .5-Inch Wide Flags, 4 On-The-Go Dispensers/Pack (683XL1) • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67
AmazonBasics Felt Tip Marker Pens - Assorted Color, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
AmazonBasics Chisel Tip Highlighters - Pack of 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $4.43 1 $4.43

Materials cost

$254.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$288.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.96

Total project goal

$339.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$339.74

1 Donor

-$227.00

Donations toward project cost

-$192.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.05

match offer

-$112.74

Match offer toward project cost

-$95.83

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.91

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$0.00

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