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Ms. Alexander from Portland OR is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Our Students Get to BizTown!

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn real-life skills in finance, economics, business, money management, and careers at BizTown! Specifically, we are in need of transportation to the event.

  • $424 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students represent a diverse community at a Title 1 school in Northeast Portland. Our district is focused on closing the achievement gap and making sure all students are college and career ready.

The students at our school are creative thinkers, hard-workers, and are motivated to pursue higher education and careers they are passionate about.

They are out-of-the-box thinkers who are learning to be problem-solvers. We are an AVID school focused on college and career readiness by teaching students organization, time-management, study skills, and higher-level thinking strategies.

My Project

To prepare for BizTown, students in Ms. Alexander's and Ms. Kniss' class will learn about the flow of an economy in a community including producers and consumers, businesses, nonprofits, taxes, and philanthropy. Students complete lessons in class to understand the need for goods and services and how those are provided in a community.

Students complete job applications and interviews.

Subsequently, they are hired for a specific job at BizTown and spend a day working at their job assignment.

On the day of BizTown, students go through a day in their career. Students earn a paycheck at BizTown. They learn how to manage their money including opening checking and savings accounts. They learn about taxes, interest, how to balance a checkbook, and how to manage finances at a company. Students see their math skills in action as they add and subtract decimals!

Ms. Alexander
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Transportation Blue Star Transportation $325.00

Trip cost

$325.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$359.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.51

Total project goal

$423.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$423.39

7 Donors

-$358.39

Donations toward project cost

-$304.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.76

match offer

-$65.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$55.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.75

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$0.00

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