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Ms. Riggs from Tyler TX is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Backpacks for our Busy Bees

Help me give my students new backpacks so they can carry their supplies and books with pride.

  • $568 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My school is a community school with approximately 500 students. We don't have busses so many of our students walk home. We are also a Title I school, which means all of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. Most of my students are low income with 93% economically disadvantaged.

Our students are excited to come to school and enthusiastic about learning, so much in fact, that our school earned a B this past year and 3 distinctions.

Despite the hardships of poverty our kids work very hard and we couldn't be more proud of their efforts. They know their teachers love them and are always finding new ways to help them grow mentally and emotionally.

My Project

Since many of our students walk, backpacks are extremely helpful in making sure they can keep up with their supplies/books to complete their studies.

Although our parents are very supportive of their child's learning, many are struggling to put food on the table, so backpacks are often a luxury.

If they have backpacks, some are hand me downs or are a few years old and falling apart. We try to fix them with duct tape or sew the handles back on but eventually they are too worn out to be repaired. We are always asking for friends and family to give us gently used backpacks (and will continue to do so) but those are gone as quickly as we get them. So this year we are asking for your help to fulfill a need for our students. We researched this brand and liked that there were multiple colors for students to choose from and good reviews too. Help us give our kids their own backpacks they can carry with pride.

Ms. Riggs
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Everest Basic Backpack, Aqua Blue, One Size • Amazon Business $11.58 5 $57.90
Everest Basic Backpack, Hot Pink, One Size • Amazon Business $11.08 5 $55.40
Everest Luggage Basic Backpack, Charcoal, Medium • Amazon Business $10.79 5 $53.95
Everest Basic Backpack, Dark Teal • Amazon Business $12.93 4 $51.72
Everest Basic Backpack, Dark Purple, One Size • Amazon Business $10.28 5 $51.40
Everest Luggage Basic Backpack, Red, Medium • Amazon Business $11.90 4 $47.60
Everest Luggage Basic Backpack, Black, Medium • Amazon Business $11.57 4 $46.28
Everest Luggage Basic Backpack, Dark Green, Medium • Amazon Business $10.36 4 $41.44
Everest Luggage Basic Backpack, Teal Blue, Medium • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96

Materials cost

$445.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$482.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.12

Total project goal

$567.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$567.45

5 Donors

-$369.00

Donations toward project cost

-$316.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.38

match offer

-$194.95

Match offer toward project cost

-$165.71

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.49

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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