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Ms. Nelson from Gaithersburg MD is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Brain Food: Snacks Fuel Hungry Readers

Help me give my students snacks which will keep them fueled and engaged in reading and participating in group discussions.

  • $220 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school presently serves a multi-ethnic student population of 2,339 students, representing 55 countries. The rich multicultural diversity of our school creates a sense of awareness in our students, instilling tolerance, appreciation of other cultures, and respect for one another. Our school serves a significant number of low income, first-generation immigrants. Our Book Club has 28 active members, all of whom are taking honors and advanced placement courses, and have a combined GPA of 3.43.

89% of our members are from minority ethnic backgrounds (29% Hispanic, 44% Black, 7% Asian, 19% White), 44% receive free or reduced lunch, and 22% are former English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students who completed the program.

They are an amazing group of young adults who are eager to learn and love to read. Despite the challenges each faces day by day they rise above it. Our students demonstrate openness to and empathy for the views, feelings, and perspectives of others.

Their level of enthusiasm and energy is infectious; they actively participant in our meetings, facilitating group discussions and supporting their peers. They ask thought-provoking questions and express their opinions and ideas respectfully. These young people have the potential to do great things.

My Project

Students get easily distracted when they are focused on hunger. Having snacks on hand will help my students stay engaged and maintain the energy they need to be successful.

Our students come from low-income households, and some only get the meals provided by free and reduced lunch and breakfast.

We urgently need funding to purchase snacks (water, chips, bars) for the kids. These snacks will keep them focused on the work they are doing while at school.

With your support, we will be able to give our students the water and snacks that will keep them going during afternoon activities.

Ms. Nelson
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quaker Chewy Bars, Variety, 0.84 oz., 60/Box (220-00434) • Staples Advantage $26.99 1 $26.99
Sunchips Chips, Variety, 1.5 Oz., 30/Carton (295-00009) • Staples Advantage $26.99 1 $26.99
Nutri-Grain Bars, Variety, 1.3 oz., 48/Carton (KEE05872) • Staples Advantage $25.99 1 $25.99
Nabisco Cookie Variety Pack, 60 Count (04615) • Staples Advantage $22.99 1 $22.99
Grandma's Cookies, Variety, 36/Carton (FRI14867) • Staples Advantage $16.99 1 $16.99
Nabisco Savory Mix Variety Snack Pack, Pack of 20 (MOZ04585) • Staples Advantage $14.59 1 $14.59
Rice Krispies Treats Sweets, Marshmallow, 0.39 oz., 50/Box (KEE12346) • Staples Advantage $11.49 1 $11.49

Materials cost

$146.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.76

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$186.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.00

Total project goal

$219.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$219.98

2 Donors

-$123.00

Donations toward project cost

-$104.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.45

match offer

-$96.98

Match offer toward project cost

-$82.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.55

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$0.00

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