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Mrs. Rodriguez from Brooklyn NY is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Help me give my students a hat and glove set along with socks to keep them warm in New York cold weather.

  • $360 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Tucked away between public housing, private homes, a high school, and the subway sits a wonderful Title I school. The children in my class come from very diverse socioeconomic households which include everything from "traditional" family units to foster family homes to those who struggle with homelessness. We are a very diverse school with many different backgrounds in one. Many students come in not speaking any English and some parents require translators to communicate.

"All kids need is a little help, a little hope and someone who believes in them." Magic Johnson.

As for my children, some have disabilities varying from physical and cognitive delays to children who receive an array of services. From the moment they walk into the classroom, it is transformed. They enter eager, full with the desire to learn the answers to a million burning questions and have so many things to share. It is then that our classroom transforms into a curious, exciting, and warm place to be!

My Project

It is true what they say- kids say the darnest things. However when you hear a child say, "My nose is cold, and my tail is cold too." You want to laugh.... you may even be smiling now, but then you stop and think. In a single moment you realize that this five year old is already feeling cold and has not yet worn a warm winter coat to school or perhaps last years coat that is too tight. You begin to wonder! The weather here in the North East is only going to get worse and these little ones need to be kept warm and healthy. All too quickly I knew what I had to do. Each year I surprise my class with a holiday gift. Even if they do not celebrate a specific holiday because all children love receiving gifts and the smile upon their faces, the wonder and the eagerness to open and find out what is inside- it brings joy and warm to my heart. The hat, gloves and socks will make for the perfect gift for this holiday season as it will help keep the children of OUR future happy and healthy.

Adding a little holiday cheer and keeping my children safe and healthy is all that I want to do.

I am certain that the children will appreciate their gift. I know I can not heal the world but I can certainly try to make it a better place for my children. Please consider helping spread some holiday cheer and put a smile on the faces of my children. No one can heal the world, but we can all try to make it a better place one child at a time!

Mrs. Rodriguez
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nickelodeon JoJo Siwa Dance It Out Winter Hat and Glove Set [4015] Black • Amazon Business $12.99 5 $64.95
Nickelodeon Little Boys Paw Patrol Character Hat and 2 Pairs of Mittens or Gloves Cold Weather Set, Age 2-7 (Blue Design - Age 4-7 - Gloves Set) • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
Nickelodeon Girls' Little JoJo Siwa Hat and Gloves Cold Weather Set, black/pink, Age 4-7 • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
Nickelodeon Little Boys Paw Patrol Character Hat and 2 Pairs of Mittens or Gloves Cold Weather Set, Age 2-7 (Grey Design - Age 4-7 - Gloves Set) • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Paw Patrol Toddler Boys 5 Pack Crew Style Socks Set (4-6 Toddler (Shoe: 7-10), 5 Pack Crew) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Nickelodeon JoJo Siwa Hugs & Bows Girls Winter Hat and Gloves Cold Weather Set, Age 4-7 • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Disney Little Boys Mickey Mouse Hat and 2 Pair Gloves or Mittens Cold Weather Accessory Set, Ages 2-7 (Little Boys Age 4-7 Hat & 2 Pair Gloves Set, Blue) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
FURTALK Kids Girls Boys Winter Knit Beanie Hats Faux Fur Pom Pom Hat Bobble Ski Cap Toddler Baby Hats 1-6 Years Old • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Jojo Siwa Big Nickelodeon Girls 5 Pack, Assorted Shorty, Fits Sock Size 9-11 Fits Shoe Size 4-10.5 • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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