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  • $1,940 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. S.
Grades 9-12
  • June Jordan School for Equity
  • San Francisco, CA
  • 2 donors
  • $1,150 still needed

Hurricane Help: Service Learning Trip to New Orleans

The cost of transportation to New Orleans, as well as a digital camera and photo paper is $1976, including shipping for the camera and paper and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

My students, like the rest of the nation, were paralyzed by grief and helplessness from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. We saw the images of destruction, read the stories of human triumph, and listened to pundits laying blame, but we were still to far to feel like we could make a difference in the lives of the Gulf residents. This Spring, 12 of our students will have a chance to put their humanity into action by traveling to New Orleans to find out more about the civic history and aftermath of Katrina, connect with the youth of the region, and help a displaced New Orleans family rebuild their home. The trip will take place during Intersession, a three week intensive when our whole school is dedicated to different PE and community-based mini-courses. In addition to the road trip, we will prepare for the trip by studying the cultural and civic history of New Orleans, as well as learning about the ecology of the area. However, since New Orleans is much farther than Yosemite, we will need community support to make this trip happen! I have split up several different needs we have, from van rental to go cross-country, to materials for the students' documentaries, to covering lodging for the journey. Thank you so much for supporting the youth of San Francisco, as we try to support the people of New Orleans.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Destination Partipants Total
Common Ground Relief, New Orleans, LA
(not applicable - the Common Ground Relief center will train us for volunteering and connect us with needy families free of charge)
12 students, 2 teachers $1,325.56
KODAK CD43 DIGITAL CAMERA & PRINTERDOCK SERIES 3 BUNDLE -- Kodak EasyShare CD43 Digital Camera and EasyShare Printer Dock Series 3 Bundle • Quill Corporation $199.98 1 $199.98
HP ADVANCED PHOTO, 4X6.5, GLOSSY, 100 SHEET, PERF TAB -- HP Advanced Photo Paper; 4x6-1/2" Size • Quill Corporation $11.69 2 $23.38

Trip cost

$1,548.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$1,590.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$349.02

Total project goal

$1,939.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,939.02

2 Donors

-$744.93

Donations toward project cost

-$647.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$97.43

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$1,149.39

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 12 students.

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