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Mrs. Garcia from Evanston IL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Caring Cougar T-Shirts!

Help me give my students a community they can be excited for and proud of!

  • $3,272 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

At Oakton Elementary, the energy of the students is intoxicating!

When given a fair opportunity to showcase their brilliance, these little Cougars will pounce on your heart.

More than 60% of the students at Oakton are labeled as low income (identified as eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunches, live in substitute care, or whose families receive public aid).

The student population is comprised of over 35% Black students, 28% Latinx students.

While our school is located in a suburb, we in a the part of the suburb that struggles the most. We come from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, but our common thread is our desire to grow and learn!

My Project

At Oakton Elementary, we have completely revamped our perspective on PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports). As a staff we are no longer focusing on little trinkets or items from the toy aisle at a store. We are instead facilitating authentic experiences for students. Ranging from creating their own calming jars with a social worker to shooting hoops with the principal, these experiences have shifted the culture of our school in more ways than one.

When students are excited, they're capable of anything.

As we enter our second year with our experiential perspective, we're looking to take things a step further!

To continue the growth of a communal, school-based experience we're starting a t-shirt campaign. But not just the same shirt for the entire school, we're talking about a different colored shirt for EVERY GRADE LEVEL!

Kindergarten - Tie-Dye

1st Grade - Yellow

2nd Grade - Blue

3rd Grade - Green

4th Grade - Orange & White

5th Grade - Black & Grey

With the help of Chicago's very own "Strange Cargo Tees", this can be one of the most colorful school years the Oakton Cougars have ever experienced! Help us bring excitement, school pride and smiles in our hallways for years to come!

Mrs. Garcia
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Baseball Sleeve Shirt • Strange Cargo Tees $8.75 130 $1,137.50
Solid T-Shirts • Strange Cargo Tees $4.75 195 $926.25
Tie-Dye Shirt • Strange Cargo Tees $9.95 65 $646.75

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