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Ms. Bond from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back in Backpacks

Help me give my students backpacks - a basic necessity of being a middle school student!

  • $423 goal

This project expired on May 8, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a public middle school that serves predominantly low income students on the south side of Oklahoma City. We serve a nearly 100% Latino population, many of whom are acquiring English as a second language.

My students are incredible people who want to learn and who are willing to work hard, despite many obstacles and additional responsibilities in their lives at home.

On the first day of school, one of my students stayed after class to ask for additional problems because he was determined to grow as a math student. Over the past month, his classmates have joined him in that request. These students need hands-on resources and activities in order to make connections between what they are learning at school and their realities.

My Project

Having a backpack is a basic necessity of being a middle school student. Our school requires mesh or clear backpacks, and there are many students who could not provide themselves with one over the course of the first semester.

While many of these students are some of my most responsible, keeping track of class materials without somewhere to store them has made coming to class prepared an added challenge in their day-to-day school lives.

Completed homework is often forgotten at home and pencils quickly go missing as they move through their days. These clear backpacks would allow my students to begin the semester strong and stay organized for the rest of this year and into next year.

Ms. Bond
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics School Backpack - Clear • Amazon Business $14.99 20 $299.80

Materials cost

$299.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$358.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.31

Total project goal

$422.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$422.04

2 Donors

-$209.00

Donations toward project cost

-$181.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.60

match offer

-$208.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$177.33

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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