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Mr. Gazdziak from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writing Right

The cost of the supplies from Quill Corporation is $345, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://admin.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://admin.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $345 goal

This project expired on April 29, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am a fourth grade teacher in an inner-city school within Chicago's south side West Englewood community. Many of my students do not own the necessary supplies to participate in class projects or complete basic homework assignments. It is my hope that someone will be able to help me address this problem. Writing is an important form of communication; not just in school, but also in the workplace, community, and in relationships. I want my students to all have the opportunity to develop and practice writing skills. They should also be able to look back at work and revise it if they so desire. It is important for the students to see the progress they have made over the year, too. To meet these goals each of my students will need a binder and a pack of lined filler paper. This will enable my students to brainstorm, write a rough draft, revise, and publish a final work. They will be able to correct their own work and work together. Finally, they will be able to store their writing for future development or as a memento of where they have been. In other words, my students will be developing their writing portfolios. Students who can see they meeting goals and making progress are much more likely to continue working. Positive reinforcement and a feeling of success can carry people throughout life. The ability to write well serves people in innumerable ways. It is my goal to provide these children with that ability.

Mr. Gazdziak
Grades 3-5
  • Altgeld Elementary School
  • Chicago, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 38 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
1-1/2 DURATECH FROSTED BINDER -- Storex DuraTech Frosted Binders; 1-1/2", Aqua • Quill Corporation $4.94 35 $172.90
FILLER PAPER 101/2X8 WIDE RULED,100/PK -- Roaring Spring Wide-Ruled Filler Paper; 100 Sheets Per Pack • Quill Corporation $1.79 35 $62.65

Materials cost

$235.55

Vendor shipping charges

$23.56

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$282.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.10

Total project goal

$345.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$345.00

2 Donors

-$332.82

Donations toward project cost

-$282.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.18

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$0.00

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