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Teacher Lum from San Francisco CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Us Hydrated!

My students need water bottles and sack packs to keep hydrated.

  • $1,198 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my inner city classroom come from poor immigrant families. Over 75% of them are English language learners with all of them receiving free/reduced lunch status. The students live in crowded apartments with parents and grandparents. Even though the majority feel they cannot help their children due to their own limited English abilities, parents still have high expectations for their children to succeed.

Learning does not always come easily to my English language learners.

Some students also have special needs to make learning even more challenging. As their kindergarten teacher, I hope to make learning as fun as possible so that the children will be outstanding students in all subject areas.

My Project

Kindergartners need to drink lots of water throughout the school day to stay hydrated. Even though I tell my students to bring water bottles, many do not own water bottles. Others will refill their disposable plastic water bottles and drink from them throughout the day. My concern is the safety of using “disposable” plastic water bottles over and over again.

This project will enable each child to receive a brand new stainless steel water bottle that can be used in the classroom, at recess, during P.E., and on field trips.

Sack packs will also be provided to each student so that they will be able to carry their water bottles easily during our field trips. By having a water bottle that they can use throughout the day, I hope my students will build a lifelong habit of drinking water! Thank you for supporting my students in this healthy endeavor!

Teacher Lum
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tree Tribe Stainless Steel Blue Water Bottle 12 oz - Indestructible, BPA Free, 100% Leak Proof, Eco Friendly, Double Wall Insulated Technology for Hot and Cold Drinks, Wide Mouth, Bamboo Cap • Amazon Business $22.20 22 $488.40
adidas Alliance II Sack Pack, One Size, Shock Pink • Amazon Business $18.00 3 $54.00
adidas Team Issue Sackpack, One Size, Bold Blue/Black • Amazon Business $22.00 2 $44.00
adidas Alliance II Sack Pack, One Size, Black/Onix/Blue • Amazon Business $19.49 2 $38.98
adidas Alliance Ii Sackpack • Amazon Business $18.00 2 $36.00
Dannyrober Waterproof Drawstring Sport Bag Backpack For Men Women (Purple) • Amazon Business $16.95 2 $33.90
adidas Team Issue Sackpack, One Size, Bold Blue/Black • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
adidas Team Issue Sackpack, One Size, Bold Blue/Black • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
adidas Alliance II Sack Pack, One Size, Black/Onix/Blue • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
adidas Alliance II Sack Pack, One Size, Light Flash Purple/Grey/Energy Aqua • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
adidas Alliance II Sack Pack, One Size, Onix Looper/Black/Blaze Orange • Amazon Business $17.96 1 $17.96
adidas Alliance II Sack Pack, One Size, Onix Looper/Black/Blaze Orange • Amazon Business $17.96 1 $17.96
Dannyrober Waterproof Drawstring Sport Bag Backpack For Men Women (Blue) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Dannyrober Waterproof Drawstring Sport Bag Backpack For Men Women (Rose Red) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Dannyrober Waterproof Drawstring Sport Bag Backpack For Men Women (Black) • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
adidas Alliance Ii Sackpack, Bright Cyan/Black/White, One Size • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
adidas Alliance Ii Sackpack, Bright Cyan/Black/White, One Size • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$892.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$81.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,017.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$179.57

Total project goal

$1,197.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,197.12

1 Donor

-$239.42

Donations toward project cost

-$203.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.91

match offer

-$957.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$814.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$143.65

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$0.00

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