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Ms. Morales from Waterbury CT is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Soothing, Safe, & Clean Environment in Ms. Morales' Room.

Help me give my students a clean, soothing, sensory filled environment during counseling.

  • $306 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come to school, despite dealing with the many challenges of coming from a low income/high poverty area. Some come to school hungry, with little sleep, and at times dealing with past trauma that makes it hard for them to learn.

For many of our students, my counseling sessions are the only chance they have at learning appropriate coping skills.

These sessions teach them how to identify and deal with their emotions, with hopes to find ways to appropriately handle them while in the classroom.

My Project

Our student's deal with so much adversity outside our school doors. At times, they just need a safe, calm place to learn how to express their emotions.

In addition, students come to me at lunch in order to learn social skills and positive coping skills.

Many times they do not know how to eat properly and I spend many times between groups wiping down tables and ensuring they clean their hands before eating. I spend much of my own money ensuring my room is clean and safe for them to eat and play during groups.

Kids seek my office during times of crisis and when they're feeling overwhelmed, at times just needing a sensory break. I want to give them a welcoming, safe, and hygienic place by providing a wobbly chair, fidgets, relaxing smells from the diffuser, and sanitary products as needed.

Ms. Morales
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Kore Wobble Chair 14" - Blue • Amazon Business $62.98 1 $62.98
Natrogix Nirvana Essential Oils - Top 18 Essential Oil Set 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade 18/10ml Incl. Lavender, Moroccan Rosemary, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass and 13 More w/Free E-Book • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Pure Enrichment PureSpa XL - Extra-Large Premium Aroma Diffuser with 2,000ml Tank - 3-in-1 Unit Also Functions as a Single-Room Humidifier and Intelligent Mood Light • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
WALIKI TOYS Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 20"/50CM, Blue) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Kleenex Ultra Soft & Strong Facial Tissues, 70 Tissues per Flat Box (12 count) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Stress Balls Puffer Stress Relief Toys Value Assortment Bulk 1 Dozen Stress Relax Toy Balls, Squeeze Ball Puffer Ball Assortment Most Popular Selection of Hand Exercise Balls & Therapy Balls • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer Gel, Refreshing Aloe, Design Series, 8 fl oz Hand Sanitizer Counter Top Pump Bottle (Pack of 4) - 9674-06-ECDECO • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Crisp Lemon and Fresh Scent - 3 Pack - 75 Each • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$225.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$259.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.75

Total project goal

$305.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$305.02

4 Donors

-$241.52

Donations toward project cost

-$229.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$35.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$29.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$28.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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