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Mrs. W. from South Paris ME is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Backpacks to Carry Food Home

My students need light weight durable backpacks to carry weekend food home in.

  • $1,331 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a special education self-contained classroom. It is called the autism and life skills program. Some of the children I work with are very intelligent, but struggle with being in the classroom and the typical school experience. Other children have significant delays and are working on academics two or three years below their grade level. They are also working on learning life skills.

You cannot learn when you are hungry.

As a school, we strive to help children and families meet their basic needs while also remembering that everyone learns differently. I strive to create instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.

My Project

I recently opened a food pantry at our school. We feed 211 people every weekend. In our district the busses are very full and students were using shopping bags and boxes to bring home food. There is not enough room on the bus for the children when the food is packed that way. I want to get each student a hiking backpack that we can fill with food on Fridays. This way it will fit nicely on the bus and be easy for them to carry home. It will also reduce the stigma of getting food from the food pantry because peers will not be able to see what is in the bag.

Mrs. W.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Forbidden Road Hiking Backpack Daypack 35L 0.7lbs Ultralight (3 Colors) Foldable Water Resistant Nylon for Camping Climbing Trekking Backpacking Travel Outdoor (Rose, 22” x 11” x 9” (552823 cm)) • Amazon Business $15.98 9 $143.82
Forbidden Road Hiking Backpack Daypack 35L 0.7lbs Ultralight (3 Colors) Foldable Water Resistant Nylon for Camping Climbing Trekking Backpacking Travel Outdoor (Green, 22” x 11” x 9” (552823 cm)) • Amazon Business $15.98 9 $143.82
Forbidden Road Hiking Backpack Daypack 35L 0.7lbs Ultralight (3 Colors) Foldable Water Resistant Nylon for Camping Climbing Trekking Backpacking Travel Outdoor (Gray, 22” x 11” x 9” (552823 cm)) • Amazon Business $15.98 9 $143.82
Forbidden Road Hiking Backpack Daypack 35L 0.7lbs Ultralight (3 Colors) Foldable Water Resistant Nylon for Camping Climbing Trekking Backpacking Travel Outdoor (Rose, 22” x 11” x 8.6” (552822 cm)) • Amazon Business $13.98 9 $125.82
Forbidden Road Hiking Backpack Daypack 35L 0.7lbs Ultralight (3 Colors) Foldable Water Resistant Nylon for Camping Climbing Trekking Backpacking Travel Outdoor (Green, 22” x 11” x 8.6” (552822 cm)) • Amazon Business $13.98 9 $125.82
Big Sale 50L Hiking Backpack Travel Backpack, Nicgid Lightweight Water Resistant Foldable Outdoor Daypack for Camping Climbing Moutaineering Fishing Men Women • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Big Sale 50L Hiking Backpack Travel Backpack, Nicgid Lightweight Water Resistant Foldable Outdoor Daypack for Camping Climbing Moutaineering Fishing Men Women • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Big Sale 50L Hiking Backpack Travel Backpack, Nicgid Lightweight Water Resistant Foldable Outdoor Daypack for Camping Climbing Moutaineering Fishing Men Women • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Big Sale 50L Hiking Backpack Travel Backpack, Nicgid Lightweight Water Resistant Foldable Outdoor Daypack for Camping Climbing Moutaineering Fishing Men Women • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Big Sale 50L Hiking Backpack Travel Backpack, Nicgid Lightweight Water Resistant Foldable Outdoor Daypack for Camping Climbing Moutaineering Fishing Men Women • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Big Sale Drawstring Backpack Bags Gym Sackpack Cinch Sack For Sport Yoga Team Training Travel Dark Grey • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Big Sale Large Gymsack Drawsting Backpack Gym Pack Lightweight Foldable Sackpack For Sports/Yoga/Dance Black • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Big Sale Large Gymsack Drawsting Backpack Gym Pack Lightweight Foldable Sackpack For Sports/Yoga/Dance Purple • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Big Sale Large Gymsack Drawsting Backpack Gym Pack Lightweight Foldable Sackpack For Sports/Yoga/Dance Rose red • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97

Materials cost

$1,033.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$51.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,131.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$199.59

Total project goal

$1,330.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,330.62

2 Donors

-$1,327.98

Donations toward project cost

-$1,131.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$196.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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