You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mr. R. from El Monte CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writing Organization for Middle Schoolers

My students need pencils, erasers, dividers, and ring binders to begin their writing portfolio.

  • $197 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Writing portfolios are a great way to keep student work organized, and begin helping them reflect on their own work.

My 6th grade students come from a low socioeconomic area.

However, this should not affect the level of education they receive. I believe my students can achieve at the highest levels, if they are given the opportunity and provided the tools to succeed.

My Project

The binders, dividers, and pocket organizers I am requesting will be used to support the 6+1 traits of writing I am currently teaching my students. They will be able to keep everything they work on throughout the year in these binders: notes, written compositions, writing examples, guidelines, etc. It will become their portfolio of the entire year.

The writing portfolios will not only help my students learn necessary organization skills, but also provide them with evidence of their growth as writers.

This will be a valuable lesson to learn before they go into 7th grade.

Read More
Mr. R.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. R. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RING BINDER INDEXES 5 TABS 11''X8 1/2'' 50/ST MULTICOLOR • School Specialty Inc. $0.52 26 $13.52
BNDR RNG 11X8.5 1'' RBE • School Specialty Inc. $1.19 26 $30.94
REINFORCEMENT 2C/PK • School Specialty Inc. $1.47 2 $2.94
ERASER SAX GUM ART 2X1X1 PACK OF 12 • School Specialty Inc. $5.69 3 $17.07
GRIP MECHANICAL PENCIL REFILLABLE .5MM 12/DZ ASSORTED • School Specialty Inc. $4.55 3 $13.65
MECHANICAL PENCIL LEAD REFILL .5MM HB/BLACK 35 COUNT • School Specialty Inc. $2.27 3 $6.81

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


14 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"El Monte","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[108869],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":466086,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":26,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. R.","authorIds":{"108869":{"owner":"Mr. R.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[466086],"proposalHash":"1554512952","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":40359,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["Njk1MjYw","Njk4NTU2","Njk4NjE2","MTQyMDk1","Njk1Njg3","Njk0NTA4","Njk4NDQ3","Njk4NDQ5","Njk4NjU3","MTI1MDA1","MTA4ODY5","Njk0MzI1","MTMxNjI1","Njk3ODkw"],"teacherId":108869,"schoolCounty":"Los Angeles","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}