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Ms. Desimone from Staten Island NY is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Backpacks For The Homeless

My students need backpacks to carry their books and supplies. Since we have a high percentage of homelessness, they come to school without supplies and books. Teachers usually provide what they need to succeed academically.

  • $301 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a special education teacher in a low socioeconomic Title I school, all the students qualify for free breakfast and lunch. My class consists of 13 students. My kids are faced with many challenges in and outside the classroom. They are academically two years below grade level. Many of my students come from single-parent homes. Although my kids have varying disabilities (LD, Autism, ED and Mentally Handicapped), they are eager to learn and succeed. I want to provide an atmosphere that is safe, and welcoming. Help me engage and inspire my students by becoming a partner in their learning.

My Project

Many of our students are homeless, on the first day of school they rarely arrive at school with supplies or books. Basic supplies, notebooks etc.. are usually provided by their classroom teacher.

My students need a backpack to carry their books and supplies.

It is so difficult for students when they are homeless. When they arrive at school without notebooks, reading books, pencils and other supplies it is very difficult for them. They are usually withdrawn and angry. So providing them with their basic supplies and other items from our care closet provides them with confidence and a feeling of belonging. We still need backpacks so we can fill them with their supplies. Help us help them. A child should never have to worry about not having basic supplies to help them reach their goals.

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

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
17" Wholesale Kids Sport Backpacks in 4 Assorted Colors - Bulk Case of 24 Bookbags • Amazon Business $110.99 2 $221.98

Materials cost

$221.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$255.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.05

Total project goal

$300.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$300.36

1 Donor

-$145.06

Donations toward project cost

-$127.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.41

match offer

-$150.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.66

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.53

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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