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Teacher Lum from San Francisco CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Backpacks for All

Help me give my students backpacks to learn good work habits, leading to success in school!

  • $795 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my inner-city​ classroom come from poor immigrant families. Over 75% of them are English language learners with all of them receiving free/reduced-price lunch. The students live in crowded apartments with parents and grandparents. Even though the majority feel they cannot help their children due to their own limited English abilities, parents still have high expectations for their children to succeed.

Learning does not always come easily to my English language learners.

Some students also have special needs to make learning even more challenging. As their kindergarten teacher, I hope to make learning as fun as possible so that the children will be outstanding students in all subject areas.

My Project

Kindergarten is the first school experience for many of my students. An important job of mine is to ensure each one of them develops good work habits that they can take with them throughout their years of schooling.

I hope to be able to give each and every one of my students a brand new backpack to inspire them to love school and put forth their best efforts.

Each school year many of my students do not have backpacks because of home financial constraints. It is heartbreaking to watch the faces of children who are disappointed because they see others with backpacks. With a new backpack, all students will hear the message that “School is important and must be taken seriously, even if they are in kindergarten.” This will be the beginning of good work habits that will lead them to success as they continue onto middle and high schools and eventually college. My students will learn good study and work skills when they organize themselves with their backpacks, giving them a better chance to excel in school.

Teacher Lum
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Abshoo Cute Lightweight Kids Dinosaurs Backpacks For School Boys Bookbag (Black) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Disney Princess Emoji Girl's 16 Inch School Backpack Bag (One Size, Purple) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Disney Mickey Mouse Friends Large School Backpack All Over Prints Bag Grey • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Disney Lilo and Stitch Allover Print Black 16" Girls Large School Backpack-black • Amazon Business $27.89 1 $27.89
Kids Girls School Backpack with Chest Strap Princess Cute Big Elementary Bookbag (Medium, Royalblue) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Back to School Backpacks For Girls Kids Primary School Bags Bookbag (Rose Red) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Shark Backpack for Little Kids, Boys by Fenrici, 16.1 Inch Durable Book Bags for Preschool, Kindergarten Students, Supporting Kids with Rare Diseases • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Kid Girl School Backpack Water Resistant Elementary Dot Bookbag with Chest Strap (RoyalBlue) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Abshoo Heart Printed School Backpacks For Girls Cute Elementary School Bookbags (Pink) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Snoopy in the Cloud and Woodstock Black 16 Full Size Backpack • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Marvel Avengers 16 inch All Over Print Backpack - Hulk, Black Panther, Thor • Amazon Business $23.87 1 $23.87
Marvel - Avengers 16" Large All Over Print Backpack - 14181 • Amazon Business $23.84 1 $23.84
Marvel Spiderman Backpack Combo Set - Marvels Spiderman 2 Piece Backpack School Set (Red/Blue) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Finex Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse White Canvas Classic Cartoon Casual Backpack with 15 inch Laptop Storage Compartment Daypack Travel Sport Book Bag • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
LONECONE Kids School Backpack for Boys and Girls - Sized for Kindergarten, Preschool - Fossil Friends • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Pokemon Blue and Yellow 16" Backpack Back to School Essentials Set • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Kids Backpack Backpack for Boys Toddler Backpack for Kindergarten Cute Preschool Backpack with Side Pockets, Colorful Cars VONXURY • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Backpack for Boys Kids Backpack Toddler Backpack for Kindergarten Cute Preschool Backpack with Front Chest Buckle, Blue Dinosaurs VONXURY • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
White Disney Lilo and Stitch Allover Print 16" Girls Large School Backpack (BLUE) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Disney Frozen Backpack Combo Set - Disney Frozen 5 Piece Backpack School Set - Anna & Elsa • Amazon Business $21.94 1 $21.94
Lightweight Cute Pink School Backpack for Girls Waterproof Fashion Backpack Women Perfect Christmas Gift Birthday Gift for Girls (Cute Panda) • Amazon Business $21.39 1 $21.39
Abshoo Cute Lightweight Kids Unicorn Backpack For Girls Elementary Bookbag (Unicorn Green) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Abshoo Cute Lightweight Kids Backpacks For Boys School Bookbags (Rocket Navy) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Marvel Spiderman Kids 5 Piece Backpack Set - 16" Backpack, Insulated Lunch Bag, Utencil Case, Water Bottle and Carabiner • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95

Materials cost

$577.66

Vendor shipping charges

$5.99

State sales tax

$52.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$675.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$119.15

Total project goal

$794.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$794.32

2 Donors

-$580.00

Donations toward project cost

-$493.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.00

match offer

-$214.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$182.17

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.15

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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