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Dr. Keefe from Jacksonville FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Suitcases for REL Seniors!

Help me give my students a jump on dorm life with room essentials!

  • $1,002 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"I got in!", "I did it!", "This is the school of my dreams!" These are the things students at my school exclaim when they read their college admissions letters. The college admissions letter represents an opportunity students have worked to create for themselves for years. Parents, teachers, and counselors have supported the students working towards this goal, but it is their sense of determination that is remarkable.

As the students see their hard work paying off with admission letters, a new problem begins to emerge - having the supplies for their new school.

A number of our college-bound seniors are first-generation college students and/or are registered in our Families In Transition program (family meets federal guidelines for homelessness). Colleges will waive various fees for students registered in this program and scholarships will help cover tuition. First-generation students and students in the FIT program struggle to cover other expenses, such as purchasing items for living in a dorm room, school supplies, and school spirit items.

My Project

Our high school's Senior Class has worked hard to exceed expectations. They have a strong chance to beat the previous Class' graduation rate, college admissions, and scholarship award records. Last year's class was awarded over $8 million in scholarships. This year's class has almost $10 million in merit-based awards!

Despite all of their hard work, some obstacles still loom on the horizon!

Some of our college-bound students are considered homeless and need assistance with personal items for their dorm. Each of our hard-working students will receive new bedsheets, a pillow, towel set, laundry hamper, & shower caddy to start things off on the right foot. These are items we have learned our students need, as they move from home into a dorm room where they cannot share items with siblings. Setting up a dorm room allows them to feel comfortable in their new environment and to better focus on their studies.

Dr. Keefe
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HILLFAIR Waffle Grey Twin Bed Blankets – 100% Cotton Blanket– Light Weight Twin Blankets–Super Soft Cotton Blanket– Grey Twin Size Blankets– Cotton Blanket/Bedcovers/Bedspread/Throws for Couch • Amazon Business $25.99 8 $207.92
Bare Home Twin XL Sheet Set - College Dorm Size - Premium 1800 Ultra-Soft Microfiber Sheets Twin Extra Long - Double Brushed - Hypoallergenic - Wrinkle Resistant (Twin XL, Dark Blue) • Amazon Business $24.70 8 $197.60
AmazonBasics Fade-Resistant Towel Set 6-Piece, Navy Blue • Amazon Business $19.99 8 $159.92
Milddreams Pillows for Sleeping 2 Pack Standard Size Gusseted, Set of 2 Bed Pillows, Medium Soft • Amazon Business $24.97 4 $99.88
iPEGTOP Portable Mesh Shower Caddy, Quick Dry Shower Tote Hanging Bath & Toiletry Organizer Bag with 9 Storage Pockets, Double Handles for College Dorm, Travel, Gym & Camping, Black • Amazon Business $7.69 10 $76.90
Household Essentials 2039 Pop-Up Laundry Hamper with Handles and Drawstring Closure, Blue • Amazon Business $8.39 8 $67.12

Materials cost

$809.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$851.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$150.26

Total project goal

$1,001.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,001.74

10 Donors

-$490.49

Donations toward project cost

-$438.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.32

match offer

-$511.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$434.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.69

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.49

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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