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Mrs. Ranes from Anaheim CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Where's My Pencil? Basic School Supplies

Help me give my students basic school supplies to keep in their desk.

  • $464 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The almost 800 students at our school live in a low income neighborhood with limited access to basic school supplies. We are a Title I school with almost all of the students qualifying for free breakfast and free lunch each day. On average, 2-3 students in my classroom are considered homeless and struggle to find suitable housing. They qualify for assistance through The McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

Although my students have limited access to resources, they are enthusiastic to come to school each day, to learn many new standards.

I look forward to giving my students many of the much needed supplies this year by asking generous donors to provide these supplies.

My Project

Each year, a new group of students enters our classroom, but they do not come with the basic school supplies needed for daily instruction. I would like to provide pencil boxes, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners with lids, and individual dry erasers for the whiteboards I have already purchased.

With your help, the students will be better prepared for fifth grade by already having access to all of the necessary school supplies that most of their families would not otherwise provide for them.

Thank you for considering my project this year. I appreciate it.

Mrs. Ranes
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 30 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Pencil Grip Inc Eisen 2-Hole Steel Pencil Sharpener with Cover, Assorted Colors • School Specialty $3.29 30 $98.70
School Smart Lightweight Plastic Pencil Box, Red Tint • School Specialty $3.29 30 $98.70
School Smart Colored Pencils, Assorted Colors, Set of 12 • School Specialty $1.79 30 $53.70
The Pencil Grip Inc Magnetic Dry Erase Whiteboard Erasers, Pack of 12 • School Specialty $16.79 3 $50.37

Materials cost

$301.47

Vendor shipping charges

$30.15

State sales tax

$27.58

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$393.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.48

Total project goal

$463.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$463.20

1 Donor

-$231.60

Donations toward project cost

-$196.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.74

match offer

-$231.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$196.86

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.74

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$0.00

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