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Ms. Mendez from Lakewood CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coats for Cold Colorado Winters

Help me give my students an assortment of jackets to protect them from cold Colorado winters.

  • $1,184 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a dual language community school that serves ECE through sixth grade students. We provide a rigorous bilingual academic program that prepares all of our students for global citizenship in the 21st century. In the school, 97% of our student population participate in the free or reduced-price lunch program. The student body is 91% Latino/Hispanic, 4% Black, 3% White, and 2% Asian. My students love to learn and have the desire to learn at the beginning of their day. My students struggle with reading. They strive to grow as readers each and every day.

My Project

Colorado is cold! Don't get me wrong, we have sunny days year round but during those sunny days it still snows and gets very cold. Often times, kids show up to school with hoodies or light jackets. Ninety-five percent of the time students have to go outside for recess in the morning, even when it is cold or snowy. They go outside in super thin, light hoodies and they are not protected from the Colorado winter cold weather.

Not all our students have winter coats and, with your help, we can provide winter coats for those who need it.

I envision utilizing all the winter jackets and coats for my students in need. Since I am a reading specialist, I see groups of kids from the varying classrooms in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade. I have spoken with our family liaison about my project and we discussed how we will distribute the jackets and coats to my students. She and I will work with other teachers to help get more coats into all grades.

Ms. Mendez
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lands' End Boys Sherpa Lined Hoodie, L, Charcoal Heather • Amazon Business $39.95 5 $199.75
Lands' End Boys Sherpa Lined Hoodie, L, Vibrant Sapphire • Amazon Business $39.95 5 $199.75
Lands' End Boys Sherpa Lined Hoodie, L, Deep Sea • Amazon Business $39.95 5 $199.75
Lands' End Boys Sherpa Lined Hoodie, M, Charcoal Heather • Amazon Business $39.95 5 $199.75
Columbia Big Boys' Steens II Fleece Hoodie, Black, Large • Amazon Business $37.94 1 $37.94
Columbia Big Boys' Steens II Fleece Hoodie, Black, X-Large • Amazon Business $37.94 1 $37.94
Columbia Boys' Big Steens II Fleece Hoodie, red Spark, L • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$904.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$57.91

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,006.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$177.59

Total project goal

$1,183.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,183.94

3 Donors

-$1,183.94

Donations toward project cost

-$1,006.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$177.59

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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