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Ms. Naranjo from Miami FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Backpacks to Give Homeless Pre-K Students a Head Start!

Help me give my students a sturdy, colorful backpack for school and beyond!

  • $501 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My motto is "Good teachers teach, great teachers INSPIRE." My preschool students are ages 3 to 5 and are homeless or living with relatives. Most of my students are living with limited food, clothes, and shelter. Their parents make 15 thousand dollars or less per year. Most students are living with one parent. Our school has 56 percent Hispanic students and 44 percent African American students. My school is located in a homeless shelter, yet my classroom is their home!

My Project

My students are 4 years old, and most live in a homeless shelter. I would like to give each student a sturdy backpack for school. The backpack provides a sense of ownership of belongings that many of my students lack. The backpack will allow them to carry their homework folder and a change of clothes. I choose Jansport backpacks as they have a strong reputation for durability and an amazing warranty.

My students will benefit from owning a backpack as it will boost their self esteem.

Often homeless children struggle with not having the same possessions as their classmates. This project seeks to give equal opportunity to the entire class with the same backpack. Thank you for your support in giving not only a bag, but a sense of belonging in this world.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JanSport High Stakes Backpack • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 13 $389.87

Materials cost

$389.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$425.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.13

Total project goal

$500.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$500.85

2 Donors

-$251.00

Donations toward project cost

-$213.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.65

match offer

-$249.85

Match offer toward project cost

-$212.37

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.48

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$0.00

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