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Ms. Sra. Gil from Seattle WA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Backpack for the Weekend With Clean Uniforms and More!

My students need a backpack with a set of clean uniforms, essential clothes and hygiene items to get them to school everyday!!

  • $1,940 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come excited to learn in two languages, as part of our Spanish Immersion Program that was adapted ten years ago to meet the need of our cultural and linguistic diversity in our district. Six years ago, parents got organized and successfully implemented uniforms at our school. This has helped our students to stay focused on learning and it has provided a positive learning environment for each student.

I am enriched and blessed by my students' diverse cultural, linguistic, and economic background.

More than 85% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

All of my kindergarten students get the amazing and unique opportunity to start learning in English and Spanish from K to 12. Close to 25% of my students' first language is English, and 50% of my students' first language is Spanish, and 25% speak another language. They share the journey to be able to graduate from high school bicultural, bilingual, and bi-literate; it all begins in my kindergarten classroom.

My Project

Uniforms are expected for all of my students everyday. It provides the opportunity for disadvantaged students to not stand out nor to feel pressured to have expensive or certain brand of clothes at school. For some of my homeless students, coming to school in clean clothes is a constant struggle that often prevents them from being at school because of the lack of access to washers and dryers to have their uniforms washed on a timely manner. They may only have one or two sets of uniforms and must wear the same uniform for the week.

My project is about having backpacks ready-to-go as needed for any of my 48 student who are experiencing homelessness during the school year.

Each backpack will be ready with a set of uniforms, including a pair of socks, underwear, a hair comb, gloves and a hat as needed. I will also include a laundry bag and other essential items.

I have noticed an increased of absenteeism coming back from the weekend or a long break, so the backpack will go with the child on weekends and before a break. They will bring back the backpack with the dirty uniform and families may keep the rest. With the help of parents volunteers, backpacks will get refilled and ready to go again.

Please help me provide much needed resources for my students experiencing homelessness . We rank 4th in the state with the highest number of homeless students in our school district. Not having access to be able to wash their clothes regularly and not having enough uniforms for the week is a struggle many of our families have to endure.

Missing school because they do not have the right clothes due to homelessness, it is something you can help me prevent. Learning happens when students are at school.

Ms. Sra. Gil
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Colgate Kids Fluoride Toothpaste, Minions - 4.6 ounce (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $35.52 5 $177.60
17" Wholesale Backpacks in 4 Assorted Colors - Bulk Case of 24 Bookbags • Amazon Business $153.90 1 $153.90
French Toast Little Boys' Flat Front Double Knee Pant with Adjustable Waist, Navy, 7 • Amazon Business $13.99 8 $111.92
French Toast Little Boys' Basic Flat Front Short with Adjustable Waist, Navy, 7 • Amazon Business $13.46 8 $107.68
French Toast Little Girls Ruffle Pique Polo Dress, Navy, Small/6/6x • Amazon Business $13.89 5 $69.45
Popular Girl's Cotton Capri Crop Leggings - 2 Pack Black - S (6/6x) • Amazon Business $13.98 4 $55.92
Popular Girl's Cotton Capri Crop Leggings - White and Navy - S (6/6x) • Amazon Business $13.98 4 $55.92
Popular Girl's Cotton Capri Crop Leggings - White and Navy - M (8) • Amazon Business $13.98 4 $55.92
French Toast Big Girls Short Sleeve Picot Collar Interlock Polo, Navy, Medium/7/8 • Amazon Business $9.02 6 $54.12
7-Pack Boys Superhero Briefs,Multi, S (4-6) • Amazon Business $12.98 4 $51.92
French Toast Big Boys' Short Sleeve Pique Polo, Navy, Medium/8 • Amazon Business $10.38 5 $51.90
Set of 12 Warm Knit Gloves Unisex Lots of Styles - Black Fuzzy • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
French Toast Little Girls' Pleated Scooter with Grosgrain Ribbon, Khaki, 6X • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
Carter's Little Girls' 6-Pack Underwear, Multi Animals Green, 6-6X • Amazon Business $11.99 4 $47.96
Goody (Family Set of 6 Combs) ([Assorted Colors & Styles) ([4-Pack) • Amazon Business $11.87 4 $47.48
Hefty Onezip Slider Bags, Jumbo 2.5 Gallon Multi-purpose, 12 Count (Pack of 5) 60 Bags Total • Amazon Business $40.00 1 $40.00
unik Girl's Uniform Polo Shirt Short Sleeve, Sky Blue Size 10 • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
French Toast Toddler Girls' Short Sleeve Ruffle Placket Polo Dress, Navy, 4T • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
French Toast Little Boys Short Sleeve Pique Polo, Light Blue, Small/6/7 • Amazon Business $6.50 5 $32.50
Gelante Unisex Beanie Cap Knitted Warm Solid Color Multi-Packs (12 Pack: Style 141) • Amazon Business $15.95 2 $31.90
Trimfit Girls' 100% Cotton Tagless colorful Hipsters 10-Pack, Medium (6-8) • Amazon Business $14.98 2 $29.96
Trimfit Girls' 100% Cotton Tagless colorful Hipsters 10-Pack, S (4-6) • Amazon Business $13.98 2 $27.96
Fruit of the Loom Little Boys' 10-Pair Half Cushion No Show Socks, White Assort, Shoe Size: 9–2.5 (Medium) • Amazon Business $9.03 3 $27.09
French Toast Big Girls' Twill Bootcut Pull-on Pant, Khaki, 10 • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Fruit of the Loom Little Girls' Half Cushion Low Cut 10 Pack Sock, White Assorted, 10.5-4 • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Goody Girls Ouchless Elastic Hair Ties, 180 Count, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
GUM Crayola Neon Marker Kids Toothbrush, NEW METALLIC COLORS, Children Ages 5+ Years Old, Suction Cup Base, Soft - Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97

Materials cost

$1,467.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$128.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$22.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,648.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$290.88

Total project goal

$1,939.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,939.22

2 Donors

-$969.61

Donations toward project cost

-$824.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$145.44

match offer

-$969.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$824.17

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$145.44

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$0.00

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