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Mrs. Madrigal from Sun Valley CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Back-to-School Essentials & Care Package for Teens in Crisis

Help me give my students a complete care package of food staples, personal hygiene products, and back-to-school essentials to help families in need who have been impacted by the pandemic.

  • $619 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

COVID-19 has upended our world and although the present is bleak, I am hopeful because I know my students are resilient.

My students are all new arrivals to the US and are 1st and 2nd generation children of immigrants, and this experience of staying at home and doing “distant learning” has been doubly difficult for them.

For many students, they are here in this country without their parents. They are cared for by their extended families, aunts/uncles or older siblings. For others, the fear of deportation and the inability to apply for federal aid has made food insecurity a dire situation at home.

Many of my students have jobs and work longer hours now that physical school presence is not required. They work to help their families survive because many have undocumented family members or families who have lost a job.

I remain hopeful because, in the face of such adversity, my students have made efforts to attend Zoom, reach out to ask for help which is why I'm turning to you now.

My Project

I've selected a variety of food staples that I hope students can stock their cupboards since many of them have daily food insecurity. Since the school closed and quarantine began, many of my students have had to be resourceful. I've selected a variety of different personal hygiene products to complete the care package and to help boost teen self-esteem during distance learning.

Our high school has been greatly impacted by the pandemic and many of our families seek help in local pantries and with the Los Angeles Unified School District's Grab N' Go program that not only feeds students but their families as well.

I hope that the selected items can help students who have expressed concern about unemployment stress and food insecurity at home. The personal hygiene products will help students to also know that the world still cares about them and that there are still kind folks out there looking out for their best interest.

Although my students are practicing social distancing, my teens still care about their personal hygiene and your contribution could help make a world of difference in these students' lives. The project includes products they can use to boost their self-esteem!

My students also care about starting off right in school and with your donation, you can help assure that they do. The project includes school supplies that can help them be successful as we continue with distance-learning in the fall.

Thank you for your time and for your help! It's greatly appreciated!

Mrs. Madrigal
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 5 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pantene Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner for Dry Hair, Daily Moisture Renewal, Bundle Pack • Amazon Business $13.68 3 $41.04
Five Star Spiral College Ruled Notebook, 5 Subject, Wired Note Book with Pockets, 200 Lined Sheets, Writing Journal, Home School Supplies for College Students or K-12, 11" x 8-1/2", Black (72081) • Amazon Business $8.00 5 $40.00
El Mexicano Peruvian Beans (2lb) • Amazon Business $10.25 3 $30.75
Dynasty BG12244 Dynasty Jasmine Rice - 2LB by Dynasty • Amazon Business $9.98 3 $29.94
Annie's Organic Mac & Cheese Variety Pack (6 oz. box, 12 ct.) • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
Garofalo Organic Pasta, Variety Pack, 17.6 oz, 6-count-Delicious,Organic,Healthy, Nu·tri·tious.easy to prepare • Amazon Business $25.89 1 $25.89
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars • Amazon Business $11.26 2 $22.52
Bumble Bee Solid White Albacore in Water (5 oz. can, 8 pk.) • Amazon Business $22.40 1 $22.40
Old El Paso Flour Tortillas, Soft Tacos and Fajitas, 10 Count (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $20.88 1 $20.88
Knorr Chicken Bouillon Granulated, Beef Bouillon, Tomato Bouillon with Chicken Flavor, 3 X 7.9 Oz, Bundle • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Bertolli Alfredo Sauce, 3 ct./15 oz. • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Utopia Towels Cotton White Washcloths Set - Pack of 24 - 100% Ring Spun Cotton, Premium Quality Flannel Face Cloths, Highly Absorbent and Soft Feel Fingertip Towels • Amazon Business $17.94 1 $17.94
Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant For Sweat Block Cool Essentials 48-Hour Deodorant Protection 2.6 oz 4 Count • Amazon Business $17.06 1 $17.06
Degree Men Antiperspirant Deodorant Stick Cool Rush 48 Hour Protection 2.7 oz (pack of 6) • Amazon Business $14.37 1 $14.37
Smucker's Squeeze Grape Jelly & Strawberry Fruit Spread, 20 oz bottles • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
BARILLA Tomato & Basil and Traditional Premium Pasta Sauce Variety Pack, 24 Ounce Jars (Pack of 4) | No Artificial Colors, Flavors or Preservatives | Non-GMO Project Verified • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Keebler, Cookies and Crackers, Variety Pack, 31.2 Oz (30 Count) • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Skippy Super Chunk Peanut Butter, 64 Ounce (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67
Colgate Cavity Protection Toothpaste with Fluoride - 6 Ounce (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
Zebra Pen Z-Grip Retractable Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, 1.0mm, Black Ink - 24 Pieces (Packaging may vary) • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Dove Beauty Bar For Softer Skin Coconut Milk More Moisturizing Than Bar Soap, (6 Count of 3.75 oz Bars) 22.5 oz • Amazon Business $6.88 1 $6.88
Aveeno Stress Relief Moisturizing Body Lotion with Lavender, Natural Oatmeal and Chamomile & Ylang-Ylang Essential Oils to Calm & Relax, 12 fl. oz • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58
Colgate Toothbrushes Premier Extra Clean ( 12 Toothbrushes) • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
Paper Mate InkJoy 100RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Assorted, 20 Pack (1951396) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
DOLE FRUIT BOWLS, Yellow Cling Diced Peaches in 100% Fruit Juice, 4 Ounce, 12 Count (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
AmazonBasics Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Ink Highlighters, Assorted Colors - Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $4.58 1 $4.58

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