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The Basics Have Never Been More Vital

Giving students access to basic supplies has always been essential to teach at the top of your game. This year, it’s been harder than ever to deliver engaging instruction — and give students access to the supplies they need. 

That’s where we come in.

How It Works 

Founded in 2000 by a high school teacher in the Bronx, DonorsChoose is the leading classroom funding site for teachers. Here’s how to request items for this special match day:

Register on DonorsChoose. (Already a DonorsChoose teacher? Skip to step 2.)Request the books and basics you need.Cross off “pay out of pocket for the supplies my kids need even though I am already showing up for my students in the toughest circumstances in recent memory” from your to-do list. We’ve got your back.What to Request

DonorsChoose is your one-stop shop — through our site you can request items from over 20 vendors including AmazonBusiness, Best Buy Education, Lakeshore Learning Materials, Teachers Pay Teachers, and Staples advantage. Here are the top items requested by teachers on our site that will automatically qualify for this match.

Books!You can see the definitive list of the top books your colleagues are requesting in 2020 here.

#2 PencilsRequest #2 pencils on DonorsChoose, picking them up at Staples or Amazon Business.

Glue SticksRequest glue sticks on DonorsChoose, picking them up at Staples or Blick Art Materials.

Lamination PouchesRequest lamination pouches on DonorsChoose, picking them up at Staples or AmazonBusiness.

CrayonsRequest crayons on DonorsChoose, picking them up at Kaplan Early Learning Company or Lakeshore Learning.

CardstockRequest cardstock on DonorsChoose, picking it up at Kaplan Early Learning Company, Amazon Business, or Quill.com.

Lapboard Erasers & dry-erase markersRequest lapboard erasers & dry-erase markers on DonorsChoose, picking it up at Lakeshore Learning or Amazon Business.

Easel padsRequest an easel pad on DonorsChoose, picking it up at Amazon Business or Staples.

3-Ring Pencil PouchesRequest pencil pouches on DonorsChoose, picking them up at Amazon Business.

Journals & notebooksRequest pencil pouches on DonorsChoose, picking them up at Lakeshore Learning or Amazon Business.

Want more project inspiration? See some of the 1.7 million fully-funded teacher requests on DonorsChoose… and get ready to add your request to the list!

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