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Ms. O from Hercules CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Needs Pantry

Help me give my students basic needs supplies such as food, hygiene kits, and menstrual products so they can focus on their academics!

  • $811 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are motivated, high achieving, and resilient. I have the pleasure of working directly with first-generation, low-income students in matriculating to higher education and other post-secondary pathways. Our "classroom" is the College and Career Center and, as their College Adviser, I team with our two Counselors to help them achieve their goals by working together to improve their academics, get involved in extracurriculars on and off-campus, and translate all their activities, barriers, and experiences into their college applications. Students are able to find purpose, support, and viable pathways in the Center. It's through their belief in themselves and the power of education that our center is able to support every student who walks through the door.

My Project

Many students on campus struggle with access to the most basic of necessities. It is difficult to focus on academics and extracurriculars when you are worried about your menstrual cycle, haven't been able to clean yourself properly, and/or haven't had any food. As students are young and often concerned about what others will say, they don't always ask for the extra help they may need. When students do work up the courage to ask for help, our campus staff isn't always equipped with the resources to provide students with material support.

We cannot discuss college and career preparation until we've met students' most basic needs!

With the creation of the student pantry in the College & Career Center, we will further de-stigmatize the simple act of asking for help, empower students to use their agency, and create a campus environment where students can focus on what matters most - their education!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bulk Case of Wholesale Basic Hygiene & Toiletry Kits for Men, Women, Travel, Charity … (24 - Kits) • Amazon Business $27.98 3 $83.94
Arm & Hammer Ultra Max Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant, Powder Fresh, 1 Ounce Travel Size (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $14.48 4 $57.92
Kellogg’s Favorites Single Serve Breakfast Cereal Cups Assortment Variety Pack, 96 Count • Amazon Business $42.25 1 $42.25
DOLE FRUIT BOWLS Mandarins In Orange Gel, 4 Count (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $12.36 3 $37.08
Campbell's Condensed Vegetable Beef Soup, 10.5 oz. Can (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $17.76 2 $35.52
Chef Boyardee Mini-Bites Spaghetti Rings & Meatballs, 7.5 Oz. (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $15.48 2 $30.96
PURELL Hand Sanitizing Alcohol Formula Wipes, Fragrance Free, 300 Count Individually Wrapped Portable Wipes Packets (Pack of 300) – 9020-06-EC • Amazon Business $14.88 2 $29.76
Campbell's Soup, Creamy Tomato, 15.4 Ounce (Pack of 8) • Amazon Business $14.32 2 $28.64
Campbell's Soup, Chicken Noodle, 15.4 oz (Pack of 8) • Amazon Business $14.32 2 $28.64
U by Kotex Security Ultra Thin Pads, Heavy Flow, Long, Unscented, 56 Count • Amazon Business $6.98 4 $27.92
Quaker Instant Oatmeal, 4 Flavor Variety Pack, Individual Packets (48 Pack) • Amazon Business $11.98 2 $23.96
Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli, 7.5-Ounce Microwavable Bowls (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $11.76 2 $23.52
Mott's Unsweetened Applesauce, 3.9 Ounce Cup, 36 Count per box, 140.4 Ounce • Amazon Business $11.56 2 $23.12
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Chocolate Chip, 58 Bars • Amazon Business $11.28 2 $22.56
Kraft Easy Mac Original Flavor Mac & Cheese Dinner (2.05 oz Cups, Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $7.50 3 $22.50
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Cheddar Crackers, 45 Ounce • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
Maruchan Instant Lunch Chicken Flavor, 2.25 Oz, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $4.20 4 $16.80
Playtex Sport Tampons with Flex-Fit Technology, Regular & Super Multi Pack, Unscented - 50Count • Amazon Business $8.13 2 $16.26
5 Oz Clear Plastic Cups by Framo, For Any Occasion, BPA-Free Disposable Transparent Ice Tea, Juice, Soda, and Coffee Glasses for Party, Picnic, BBQ, Travel, and Events, (300, clear) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Party Dimensions 300 Count Cutlery Combo Box, Clear • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59

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