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Mrs. Meadows from Shreveport LA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Summer Camp Read-a-Lot

My students need tents and sleeping bags to snuggle in to read during our summer camp "Camp Read-a-Lot".

  • $440 goal

This project expired on June 4, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from a very poor neighborhood. Some are being raised by grandparents or aunts. Very few have both parents in the home. Many have 6 to 13 children living in the home. Most families do not have any form of transportation so other than school and Walmart, they do not get to go anywhere else. We are a Title I school, around 95% qualify for free lunch.

They are so precious to me.

They are also, very well behaved and want to learn all they can. They just want to know they are loved and be given the same opportunities as other children.

My Project

Our theme is Camp Read-a-Lot and we are asking for any kind of child sized camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags, folding chairs, fishing poles, etc) for us to create reading spaces, gift cards, stuffed animals, or anything children would enjoy. We will award any donations at the end of the camp to our top readers. These students (primarily from low-income neighborhoods) who have completed grades 1-5 have never been exposed to the great outdoors, been camping, fishing, etc. because of the low-income area they live in. We want to open the world up to them through reading and special "camping" related activities.

Kids who read over the summer are more likely to leap ahead when they return to school.

Kids who do not read over the summer experience something called the “summer slide.”

The purpose of our camp is to improve students' reading ability by giving them the opportunity to hear stories, interact with others about what they've read, select books of interest, practice reading, and choose books to take home to keep.

Mrs. Meadows
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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26 donors26 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 45 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Marshmallow Fun Company Classic Extreme Blaster • DICK'S Sporting Goods $14.97 4 $59.88
Field & Stream 3 Person Dome Tent • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.98 1 $29.98
Coleman Youth 45 Sleeping Bag (Youth) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $27.99 1 $27.99
Coleman Youth 45 Sleeping Bag (Youth) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $27.99 1 $27.99
Fire Buggz Fishing Pole Marshmallow and Hot Dog Roaster • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 1 $19.99
Field & Stream Youth Recreational 50 Sleeping Bag (Regular) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 1 $19.99
Field & Stream Youth Recreational 50 Sleeping Bag (Regular) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 1 $19.99
Field & Stream Youth Recreational 50 Sleeping Bag (Regular) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 1 $19.99
Quest Junior Chair • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 1 $9.99
Quest Junior Chair • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 1 $9.99
Quest Junior Chair • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 1 $9.99
Quick Chair Youth Foldable Chair • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 1 $9.99
Quest Junior Chair • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 1 $9.99
Quest Junior Chair • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$285.74

Vendor shipping charges

$28.57

State sales tax

$25.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$373.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.93

Total project goal

$439.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$439.53

26 Donors

-$438.35

Donations toward project cost

-$377.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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