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Mrs. L. from Bailey CO is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Independence Is Everything!

Help me give my students a new backpack to carry their own personal items.

  • $359 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are amazing! They are unique in every way. Twenty percent of our student population has special needs. Thirty percent of our school is on the free/reduced price food program. Some live on their own, others in group homes and a few are living in campgrounds while continuing to complete their High School Diploma. These students are fighting an uphill battle from the start but continue to work toward their goals. We are located about an hour outside of the Denver Metro Area. Our school is located in a small mountain community that struggles with having jobs available to families. Our students are working on basic life skills to keep them safe and able to care for themselves more independently.

My Project

Our students carry a lot of items such as medical supplies and other items that help them to become more independent. The wear and tear on a backpack of a student with severe needs is harsh. Our students can't afford to replace the battered backpacks. We sew, duck tape and pin what we can. Some of the backpacks are so worn that at times we get very concerned about the medical equipment. Our students need to have backpacks that are in good condition. Medical equipment is very expensive and can't be replaced as easily as a backpack. Please help us!

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Under Armour Storm Hustle II Backpack, Royal (400)/Silver, One Size • Amazon Business $42.00 2 $84.00
Goldwheat School Backpacks Bag Student Bookbag Casual Shoulder Daypack Travel Back Pack for Teen Girls Boys • Amazon Business $22.98 3 $68.94
High Sierra Loop Backpack, Roswell UFO/Deep Purple • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
High Sierra Loop Backpack, Aquamarine/White/Ash • Amazon Business $33.89 1 $33.89
High Sierra Loop Backpack, Paradise Pink/White/Ash • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$254.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.31

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$304.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.81

Total project goal

$358.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$358.75

3 Donors

-$180.00

Donations toward project cost

-$153.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.00

match offer

-$178.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$151.94

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.81

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$0.00

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