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Mrs. Casallas-Duffer from Apex NC is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Recyling is Good. Reducing is Even Better!

My students need 35 Decorate-Your-Own Backpacks Sets and 35 glitter painters.

  • $2,010 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

In addition to teaching Kindergarten at my charter school, I am also the ecology coordinator for my K-8 site. In three short years we have gone from just having trash cans to having recycling bins in all classrooms and offices, recycle electronic waste and recycling batteries in a responsible manner. While I am extremely proud of my staff, student body and community involvement that has made this possible, I want to take it a step further. Recycling is a good start in becoming aware of our carbon footprint. Reducing is the next step in making our students aware of what pro-active steps they can take in reducing their carbon footprint. While we do recycle our plastic bags , I want to instill into the students of cutting the plastic altogether and get into the habit of taking their OWN bag when they go shopping with their family. Less than 5% is recycled and the fumes generated from burning it to recycle it is counter productive. This is an ambitious proposal. However, I would like each student at my school , kindergarten through 8th- to design their own canvas bag. By designing it themselves , they will have more buy-in to actually use the bag as opposed to me just giving them one. If we truly want to create social agents of change , then we need to start at the earliest of ages to show that they can make a difference.

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DB231 - Decorate-Your-Own Backpacks - Set of 15 • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 35 $698.25
AA711 - Lakeshore Jumbo Glitter Painters • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 35 $698.25

Materials cost

$1,396.50

Vendor shipping charges

$139.65

State sales tax

$59.35

3rd party payment processing fee

$34.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$1,647.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$361.63

Total project goal

$2,009.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,009.04

1 Donor

-$993.06

Donations toward project cost

-$844.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$148.96

match offer

-$994.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$815.08

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$178.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$36.33

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$0.00

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