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Mrs. Castrejon from Lynwood CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Backpacks, Backpacks, We All Need Backpacks!

My students need backpacks to start off the year and develop life long term organizational skills.

  • $427 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 25 enthusiastic learners that love learning! We are a Title I school in a low socioeconomic neighborhood with limited resources. 100% of our students receive free lunches. The majority of my students are English Language Learners with a lot of curiosity and great ideas. They come from hard-working families that have at least two jobs. My students need the right resources and tools to help them master the academic standards in all areas and become successful scholars. Many of my students lack the much needed resources to start the school year off right as well as necessary materials to complete assignments/projects at home.

My Project

My students come from homes where obtaining school essentials at the beginning of a school year and throughout are a financial burden on families. I would like to help my students lessen what can be a financial strain on their families and increase organizational skills.

Many of my students are not able to purchase backpacks until late in the year due to financial restrictions at home..

Elementary school is the place where begin to teach and help develop long- term educational organizational skills. My students need backpacks to ensure that all of their materials are kept in one place.

Mrs. Castrejon
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Everest Basic Backpack, Burgundy, One Size • Amazon Business $10.38 3 $31.14
Everest Luggage Basic Backpack (One Size, Purple/Black Plaid) • Amazon Business $13.50 2 $27.00
Everest Luggage Basic Backpack (One Size, Blue/Green Geometric) • Amazon Business $12.00 2 $24.00
Everest Basic Backpack, Emerald Green, One Size • Amazon Business $10.67 2 $21.34
Everest Basic Backpack, Rustic Orange, One Size • Amazon Business $10.51 2 $21.02
Everest Luggage Basic Backpack, Red, Medium • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Everest Luggage Basic Backpack, Teal Blue, Medium • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Everest Luggage Basic Backpack, Black, Medium • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Everest Luggage Basic Backpack, Dark Gray, Medium • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
Everest Basic Backpack, Olive, One Size • Amazon Business $9.64 2 $19.28
Everest Luggage Basic Backpack, Khaki, Medium • Amazon Business $9.64 2 $19.28
Everest Luggage Basic Backpack, Dark Green, Medium • Amazon Business $9.64 2 $19.28
Everest Luggage Basic Backpack, Royal Blue, Medium • Amazon Business $9.64 2 $19.28
Everest Luggage Basic Backpack, Navy, Medium • Amazon Business $9.64 2 $19.28

Materials cost

$300.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$362.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.03

Total project goal

$426.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$426.86

5 Donors

-$209.02

Donations toward project cost

-$185.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.85

match offer

-$209.01

Match offer toward project cost

-$177.66

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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