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Ms. Hoag from Novato CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Saving the Planet, Saving Water, Saving Interruptions!

Help me give my students long-lasting, high-quality reusable water bottles to keep their minds sharp while also saving the planet!

  • $461 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every morning I greet my thirty-three fourth graders as they come bursting into my classroom ready to learn. They are a lively, energetic bunch, with a range of diverse learning needs. They have different cultures, languages, countries, and skin colors, but we are a family.

My students come from an extremely wide range of economic and family backgrounds.

With low-income housing apartments, a military base affecting property tax revenue, and a highly transient population, funding is a constant struggle. More than half of my students receive a free or reduced-priced lunch every day. Many are living in multiple family households. With all of the challenges many of them face outside of school, I make it my goal to foster a warm, colorful, safe environment for them to learn and create.

My Project

"Class, what is 12 times 5?" ...calls on a raised hand..."Can I get a drink of water?"

Students cannot concentrate on learning when they are thirsty.

This interruption happens multiple times a day. This, or the slapping of a plastic water bottle on the desk or floor, because 4th graders haven't let go of the "bottle flipping" craze yet. Or the frantic rush for paper towels because a broken water bottle lid caused a flood on top of the math book. Or, "My water bottle leaked in my backpack and ruined my homework folder."

Most of the students in my class can't afford things like high-quality water bottles. When disposable plastic is so cheap, this is a luxury. I want to provide my students with a first day of school gift that will last the whole year and keep countless water bottles out of our landfills and oceans.

Ms. Hoag
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Takeya 51241 Actives Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle w/Straw Lid, 32oz Blush • Amazon Business $28.00 1 $28.00
Contigo Jackson Water Bottles, 24oz, Tangerine/Radiant Orchid/Grayed Jade, 3-Pack • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Thermoflask 50063 Double Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Chug Straw Lid, 40 oz, Plum • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Contigo AUTOSPOUT Straw Striker Kids Water Bottle, 20 oz, Charcoal Chevron Arrows • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
Simple Modern Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Double-Walled Wave Bottle, 17oz - Amethyst Purple - Shimmering Collection • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
CamelBak Eddy Water Bottle, 0.6 L, Oxford • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
CamelBak Eddy Water Bottle, 0.6 L, Feathers • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
CamelBak Eddy Water Bottle, 0.6 L, Hipster Skulls • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Simple Modern 17oz Bolt Sports Water Bottle - Stainless Steel - Double Wall Vacuum Insulated - Leak Proof Bottle Pattern: Carrara Marble • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Simple Modern 17oz Bolt Sports Water Bottle - Stainless Steel - Double Wall Vacuum Insulated - Leak Proof Bottle Ombre: Tropical Seas • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Simple Modern 17oz Bolt Sports Water Bottle - Stainless Steel - Double Wall Vacuum Insulated - Leak Proof Bottle Ombre: Pacific Dream • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Simple Modern 17oz Bolt Sports Water Bottle - Stainless Steel - Double Wall Vacuum Insulated - Leak Proof Bottle Pattern: Primrose Marble • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
CamelBak Eddy Water Bottle, Iris.75 L • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
CamelBak Eddy Water Bottle, 0.6 L, Floral Headband • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
Simple Modern 17oz Bolt Sports Water Bottle - Stainless Steel - Double Wall Vacuum Insulated - Leak Proof Bottle -Blush • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Simple Modern 17oz Bolt Sports Water Bottle - Stainless Steel - Double Wall Vacuum Insulated - Leak Proof Bottle -Rose Gold • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Contigo AUTOSEAL Courtney Kids & Tweens Water Bottle, 20 oz, Cerulean • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Polar Bottle Insulated Water Bottle (24-Ounce) (California) • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Contigo AUTOSEAL Cortland Water Bottle, 24 oz., Sangria • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Pogo BPA-Free Plastic Water Bottle with Chug Lid, Teal, 18 oz. • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pogo BPA-Free Plastic Water Bottle with Chug Lid, Blue, 18 oz. • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pogo BPA-Free Plastic Water Bottle with Chug Lid, Fuchsia, 18 oz • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Pogo BPA-Free Plastic Water Bottle with Chug Lid, Purple, 18 oz. • Amazon Business $6.14 1 $6.14

Materials cost

$326.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.87

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$391.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.03

Total project goal

$460.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$460.21

3 Donors

-$231.00

Donations toward project cost

-$196.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.65

match offer

-$229.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$194.83

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.38

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$0.00

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