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  • $512 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Vasquez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Downtown Recycling Club

My students need materials such as classroom collection boxes, bags, sorting supplies, and informational books to begin a school-wide recycling program that will motivate all students on our campus to recycle more.

My Students

I work in a kindergarten through eighth-grade public school in the center of downtown Bakersfield. Our school is small, with approximately thirty-five students per grade level. The school´s demographics are composed of approximately forty percent Hispanic, forty percent Caucasian, ten percent African American, and ten percent undisclosed race. Approximately twenty-five percent of our students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

I feel I have found the ideal age group to spearhead a school-wide Recycling Club.

I teach third grade. My students are learning many new skills. Some of the most important are how to write essays, multiply, and divide. I look forward to establishing the value of recycling and reusing at my school and to see the students understand their impact on the world.

My Project

The materials in the grant will allow my students to implement a recycling club on our campus by putting large recycling collection boxes in every classroom. I hope the materials will motivate all students and teachers to be more thoughtful with their choices. The classroom boxes will be monitored by my students. We will save items that can be recycled for money in the mesh bags to generate funds for special programs, needed materials, or activities.

The recycling club will also explore the importance of recycling and the positive impact they can have on the world.

We will keep a data log of how much recycling the Club has collected so the students will see how much they have accomplished. I will have the students share their knowledge with the campus by having them make informational posters and by doing short presentations. The recycling books and situation cards will give them references to cite during their presentations.

I hope the Recycling Club will inspire students to become more involved with their community. I believe the students will feel the importance of their work and hopefully, will find a passion that could one day turn into a career.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK4805698T 11664 cu. in. Clay White Recycle Collection Box • Grainger $72.95 2 $145.90
Heavy-Duty Mesh Equipment Bag Color: Black • Teachers' School Supply $9.29 10 $92.90
Environmental Situation Cards • Nasco $26.96 1 $26.96
Environment Book Set (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $24.61 1 $24.61
Nascos Environmental Bingo Game • Nasco $18.95 1 $18.95
Storage Container with Lid Interlockng • Teachers' School Supply $7.69 2 $15.38
Scholastic Teaching Resources - Sandwich Bag Science • Teachers' School Supply $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$336.69

Vendor shipping charges

$32.41

State sales tax

$30.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$434.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.76

Total project goal

$511.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$511.72

5 Donors

-$355.86

Donations toward project cost

-$302.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.38

match offer

-$155.86

Match offer toward project cost

-$132.48

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.38

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Tom’s of Maine and 5 other donors.

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