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Ms. Gustafson from Portland OR is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Bags for Reading at Home!

Help me give my students durable book bags that will allow them to take books home to read.

  • $215 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach First Grade at a historically under served and culturally diverse PK-5 school nestled in Northeast Portland. We are an International Baccalaureate (IB) and Mandarin Immersion school with many diverse learning opportunities for our students. It is this diversity that makes our school such a vibrant place for learning.

My students are curious, creative and eager to learn.

They come from different backgrounds and welcome everyone into our community. They support, encourage and challenge each other daily. They’re full of questions about the world and stories to tell from their own personal experiences.

Their love for learning can be seen as they set goals for themselves and persevere through challenging tasks.

My Project

My class loves to read. First grade is a time for building strong reading habits and exploring many types of books. It is important that this happens both in the classroom and at home. That is why I am asking for durable book bags, which will allow my students to take their favorite books home.

Being able to give my students book bags will allow them to practice their skills at home with their family and help foster a love for reading.

Each child will be given a bag to take home books from our classroom library. These book bags are important because they will help protect our books. With these protective bags my students will be able to care for our classroom books and read more at home.

Ms. Gustafson
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT136 - Neon Sort & Store Book Totes - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 6 $149.94

Materials cost

$149.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$182.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.15

Total project goal

$214.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$214.34

1 Donor

-$143.00

Donations toward project cost

-$121.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.45

match offer

-$71.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$60.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.70

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$0.00

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