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Ms. Polk-Johnson from Memphis TN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

KIPPsters Transitioning To and Through College

My students need comforter sets, mattress protectors, microwaves, storage bins, laundry bags, backpacks, and towel sets.

  • $1,812 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students work hard to accomplish big things in life. They have high expectations when it comes to learning and advancing to college to reach their personal and professional goals.

KIPPsters defy statistics and odds everyday.

Being the first in their family to go to college can be challenging, but my students are determined to reach their highest potential.

They work hard academically in high school to get accepted to their school of choice but struggle to afford some of the basic items needed for a smooth transition to college.

My Project

KIPP Memphis Collegiate High School is part of the KIPP (Knowlege is Power Program) non-profit national network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle and high school students. KIPP is a leader in re-envisioning how to support students from educationally underserved communities all the way to and through college. Getting kids to college is just one part of the puzzle. We also need help to support them so they persist all the way through college.

Our students need help purchasing some of their basic dorm room and college items that are required for a smooth transition to campus.

After working hard all summer to save money for books, many students still find themselves struggling to make ends meet to purchase all of the necessary supplies. The quantity of items listed below represents the number of students who have the highest need for financial support.

KIPP Through College (KTC) counselors and advisors support students as they prepare for and select the right college and career for their needs and interests. We would like to ease the burden of college costs by donating some of the essential items, including, but not limited to, comforter sets, mattress protectors, backpacks, microwaves, storage bins, laundry bags and towel sets.

Ms. Polk-Johnson
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Counter Top Rotary Microwave Oven 0.6 Cubic Feet, 600 Watt, Black, WCM660B by Westinghouse • Amazon Business $59.51 7 $416.57
Homz Plastic Underbed Storage, Stackable Storage Bins with Blue Latching Handles, 60 Quart, Clear, 2-Pack • Amazon Business $37.99 7 $265.93
Tzowla Business Laptop Backpack Water Resistant Anti-theft College Backpack with USB Charging Port and Lock 15.6 Inch Computer Backpacks for Women Men, Casual Hiking Travel Daypack (Black) • Amazon Business $24.99 7 $174.93
AmazonBasics 5-Piece Bed-In-A-Bag - Twin/Twin Extra-Long, Navy Simple Plaid • Amazon Business $38.99 4 $155.96
AmazonBasics Hypoallergenic Waterproof Fitted Mattress Protector, Twin-XL • Amazon Business $20.99 7 $146.93
AmazonBasics Fade-Resistant 6-Piece Cotton Towel Set, Navy Blue • Amazon Business $17.99 7 $125.93
AmazonBasics 5-Piece Bed-In-A-Bag - Twin/Twin Extra-Long, Black Aztec • Amazon Business $38.99 3 $116.97
Carry Handy Laundry Bag 『30”X23”』, VDS Hanging Laundry Backpack with Adjustable Shoulder Straps Durable Nylon Laundry Washing Backpack for College Students Apartment Dorm Laundry(Blue) • Amazon Business $11.99 7 $83.93

Materials cost

$1,487.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$22.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,539.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$271.67

Total project goal

$1,811.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,811.13

8 Donors

-$1,768.48

Donations toward project cost

-$1,518.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$250.27

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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