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Ms. Griesinger from Flint MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Backpacks and Books for Amazing Little Learners!

Help me give my students their first backpacks and books to fill them so that they can start school off on the right foot!

  • $526 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing kids who face many challenges both at home and at school. My students all have various disabilities, but they don't let their disabilities hold them back.

All of my students are unique, but one thing is the same in each of them: they love to learn!

My students come from a variety of backgrounds and face many challenges before even entering our school. We work together every day to overcome those challenges and reach new heights. I work with about 85 special education students every week, reaching kids with various disabilities. My students love to move, explore and play.

My Project

In the last five years, our community has seen a huge increase in the number of young children who have various disabilities. These disabilities mean that children begin school when they are very young so that they can get the extra help they need to catch up to their peers in a special education preschool classroom. We have some of the most wonderful, playful, amazing students entering our classrooms and they all deserve the best start to their school career!

My preschool special education students, need backpacks and books to get them ready for school!

These preschool sized backpacks will be filled with books, including new books about their new adventure- preschool! The backpacks will also include a learning activity book and brand new crayons. These backpacks will be given to the children before they start their first day of school, so that every child, despite financial hardship, will have a backpack and supplies for the start of school!

Ms. Griesinger
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Preschool Color & Activity Book (Color and Activity Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 6 $41.94
HDE Toddler Backpack for Kids, Boys and Girls Daycare Preschool Elementary (Unicorn) • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
Do A Dot Art! Play and Learn Creative Activity and Coloring Book. Great for Learning Numbers, Letters and Shapes. Preschool Kindergarten Teacher Activities • Amazon Business $6.99 5 $34.95
HDE Toddler Backpack for Kids, Boys and Girls Daycare Preschool Elementary (Dinosaur) • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Crayola Crayons Bulk, 24 Box Classpack, 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $30.55 1 $30.55
The Night Before Preschool • Amazon Business $4.99 6 $29.94
Daniel Goes to School (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) • Amazon Business $3.99 6 $23.94
What to Expect at Preschool (What to Expect Kids) • Amazon Business $3.99 6 $23.94
Animal Friends Critter Backpacks With Reinforced Straps (SHARK) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Animal Friends Critter Backpacks With Reinforced Straps (DINO) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
The 12 Days of Preschool • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
I'm Feeling Mad (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) • Amazon Business $3.31 5 $16.55
LONECONE Kids' Preschool Backpack for Boys and Girls, Intergalacti-CAT • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
LONE CONE Kids' Canvas Preschool Backpack, Owl Be Learnin' • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Daniel Chooses to Be Kind (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) • Amazon Business $2.48 6 $14.88
Animal Friends Critter Backpacks With Reinforced Straps (LION) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Trail maker Character Backpack (15") with Fun Fashionable Design for Boys & Girls (Dinosaurs) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Trail maker Character Backpack (15") with Fun Fashionable Design for Boys & Girls… (Space) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Trail maker Character Backpack (15") with Fun Fashionable Design for Boys & Girls (Sport) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$410.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$446.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.81

Total project goal

$525.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$525.38

6 Donors

-$356.00

Donations toward project cost

-$302.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.40

match offer

-$169.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$143.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.41

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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