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Ms. Ricart from Bridgeport CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Winter Boots for EL Students

Help me give my students winter boots so that they are able to walk to school during winter months. This will keep them in school and engaged.

  • $561 goal

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My Students

I am an ESL teacher in Bridgeport, CT. My students are English Language Learners. Nearly all of my students have been in the United States for less than a year. One hundred percent of the student population qualifies for free lunch. Students face the everyday challenges of living in a low-income community. Students in Bridgeport experience the harmful effects of living in poverty such as a cultural disconnect.

Students in low-income neighborhoods are four times as likely to engage in chronic absenteeism.

The EL students that I work with face the pitfalls associated with low income and the challenge of transitioning to a new country. They push through to learn a new language, to become bi-cultural and bi-literate. In addition to the economic, academic and social challenges, students also face the task of coming to school with little or no resources.

My Project

Most students walk to school. The only students being bused are students that live more than 2 miles from the school or suffer a physical or health disability. Student attendance is impacted by the winter season.

Weather is definitely a factor in our school attendance when the winter hits.

Although students take their education seriously, students face the task of walking to school during the winter months without adequate attire. This past school year, almost half of our student body attended less than 85% of our calendared school days. They stop attending school because they do not have the proper winter clothes. Winter shoes are especially expensive.

This donation will help to mitigate the absenteeism issues and will increase student engagement.

Ms. Ricart
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GLOBALWIN Women's Black/Camel Winter Snow Boots 8.5 M US • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
GLOBALWIN Women's Grey Winter Snow Boots 8M US • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
GLOBALWIN Women's Black Winter Snow Boots 7M US • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
GLOBALWIN Women's Black Winter Snow Boots 7.5M US • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Globalwin Women's 1841 Black Winter Snow Boots 9M • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
NORTIV 8 Men's 180411 Black Insulated Waterproof Construction Hiking Winter Snow Boots Size 9.5 M US • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
DREAM PAIRS Women's Monte_01 Grey Mid Calf Winter Snow Boots Size 8 M US • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
totes Mens Mike Duck Boot, Brown, 11 • Amazon Business $35.94 1 $35.94
DREAM PAIRS Women's River_2 Black Mid Calf Winter Snow Boots Size 9 M US • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Globalwin Women's 1819 Black Winter Fashion Boots 8.5M • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99

Materials cost

$439.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$476.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.08

Total project goal

$560.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$560.53

4 Donors

-$560.53

Donations toward project cost

-$476.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.08

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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