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Mrs. Banuelos from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Up Financially Literate

My students need books on financial literacy, Kindle e-readers and protective covers.

  • $1,053 goal

This project expired on October 21, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an eager group of incredible individuals. Learning is exciting and thought provoking. I want to add a "financial" component to their life-long learning. Financial literacy will help them prepare for a successful future.

Many of my students live in government funded housing and face several challenging situations.

They attend a Title I School in Southern California. They all qualify for the free lunch program. All of my students are English Learners and need many support systems. Regardless of their individual circumstances and difficulties, they want to learn and apply what they've learned.

My Project

My students need copies of these books: The Kids' Money Book, Penny Saving Helper and Energy: Use Less--Save More, plus three e-readers with cases for students to learn how money affects all of our lives. These books and e-readers will help us understand how important it is to save and how it affects the way we live. We can add books on financial literacy to our e-readers and we can search the web on how to be responsible investors. Plus these resources will last for years.

The teaching of financial literacy to students is critical and creating the possibility of being responsible with our money begins with us: the adults who teach.

Learning how to save, what to do with savings and how to invest is the goal of this project. The opportunity to add to our classroom resources is priceless. The donations made towards this project will enable our students to prepare for a successful financial future.

Mrs. Banuelos
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Kids&apos • AKJ Books $4.40 2 $8.80
Energy • AKJ Books $5.88 2 $11.76
Penny Saving Household Helper • AKJ Books $11.66 2 $23.32
Amazon Kindle Fire tablet 8 GB 7 • CDW Inc. $198.99 3 $596.97
Belkin Basic Folio sleeve f Amazon Kindle Fire Price after Savings end 6 30 • CDW Inc. $17.77 3 $53.31
Kensington Protective Folio Stand Price Reflects 5 Savings thru 6 30 • CDW Inc. $21.72 1 $21.72

Materials cost

$715.88

Vendor shipping charges

$67.20

State sales tax

$65.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$894.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$157.82

Total project goal

$1,052.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,052.14

1 Donor

-$526.07

Donations toward project cost

-$447.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.91

match offer

-$526.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$447.16

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.91

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$0.00

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