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Ms. E. from Chicago IL is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Send my kids to Springfield!

The cost of transportation to and from Springfield, Illinois is $1475, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,475 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My wonderful class of seventh graders on the South Side of Chicago has been hard at work all year learning about American government and politics. They followed Election 2004 closely, designed their own political campaign, and studied for and passed the U.S. and Illinois Constitution tests. As an end-of-year trip, my students want to go to Springfield, Illinois to visit the state capital and other historic sites that we have been studying. We are planning our trip for the end of May to coincide with a state-wide service-learning competition that we are participating in. Currently, my students are researching and trying to solve the problem of unhealthy food in our community. In May, their project portfolio will be sent to Springfield to be judged by lawyers and legislators. It would be really exciting for my students to see their hard work on display in the state capital! Unfortunately, my school's budget is very tight, and my students' families can not afford to pay for the cost of the trip themselves. I need your help to pay the cost of the school bus. Please help my students participate in the trip of a lifetime; it will be the perfect end to a productive learning year!

Ms. E.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Destination Partipants Total
State Capital, Springfield, Illinois
(not applicable )
40 students and 6 chaperones $1,163.00

Trip cost

$1,163.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$1,209.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$265.50

Total project goal

$1,475.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,475.00

6 Donors

-$1,334.26

Donations toward project cost

-$1,209.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$124.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$141.04

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$0.00

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