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Ms. Padua from Oakland CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Caring for Future Scientists and Engineers

Help me give my students healthy breakfast and granola bars. Also interested in getting ice packs to help treat student's minor injuries.

  • $1,159 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from very diverse backgrounds and are extremely hardworking. I am amazed by the hard work that they put in on a daily basis.

Despite the many challenges they may face, my students are eager to learn new things, ask questions, and conduct experiments.

We are located in the San Antonio District, east of Lake Merritt, and our demographics reflect those of our neighborhood with approximately 35% Latino, 44% Asian, and 18% African American students. Many of our students have immigrated to the United States, and many more will be the first in their family to attend college. Approximately 40% of our students are English Language Learners, and over 94% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch programs.

My Project

Young people deserve to have their basic needs met. I'm requesting breakfast bars, granola bars, and ice packs for minor injuries. Many students do not eat breakfast or lunch and I believe that providing them with a snack can help get them through the school day.

Hunger is a very real problem for our students.

Many students come to school each day without eating. Our district recently cut our student´s supper program, which gives our students a meal before returning home. The harmful affect of these cuts are made obvious in our increasingly hungry students. Research shows hunger greatly affects a student´s ability to focus and retain learning. Additionally, behavioral difficulties are much more likely to occur when a student is hungry. No child should miss out on their education due to hunger.

I began the year with about 500 granola bars believing they would last me the semester. The granola bars that I had from a previous project lasted about four months. Because our school is located in a food desert, access to healthy snacks is limited. My students love these healthy breakfast bars and are eager to get more! Please help put our care for young people into action by providing healthy breakfast bars and snacks to these awesome students.

Ms. Padua
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 180 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIND Healthy Grains Bars, Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate, Non GMO, Gluten Free, 1.2 oz, 5 Count (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $17.94 6 $107.64
KIND Breakfast Bars, Honey Oat, Gluten Free, Non GMO, 1.8oz, 32 Count • Amazon Business $22.90 4 $91.60
CLIF KID ZBAR - Organic Energy Bar - Chocolate Chip - (1.27 Ounce Snack Bar, 18 Count) • Amazon Business $10.08 7 $70.56
KIND Healthy Grains Bars, Dark Chocolate Chunk, Non GMO, Gluten Free, 1.2 oz, 30 Count • Amazon Business $17.49 4 $69.96
CLIF ENERGY BAR - Value Pack - Chocolate Chip and Crunchy Peanut Butter - (2.4 oz, 6 Count, 6 Pack) • Amazon Business $31.19 2 $62.38
KIND Bars, Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt, Gluten Free, 1.4 Ounce Bars, 12 Count • Amazon Business $14.22 4 $56.88
CLIF KID ZBAR - Organic Energy Bar - Chocolate Brownie - (1.27 Ounce Snack Bar, 18 Count) • Amazon Business $10.49 5 $52.45
Snack Chest Healthy Bars and Snack Package, 65 Count • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, 25% Less Sugar Variety Pack, 58 Bars • Amazon Business $10.99 4 $43.96
KIND Bars, Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate, 8g Protein, Gluten Free, 1.4 Ounce Bars, 12 Count • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
KIND Breakfast Bars Variety Pack, Dark Chocolate Protein & Peanut Butter, Gluten Free, Non GMO, 1.8oz, 16 Count • Amazon Business $16.50 2 $33.00
CLIF KID ZBAR - Organic Energy Bar - Chocolate Brownie - (1.27 Ounce Snack Bar, 18 Count) • Amazon Business $10.49 3 $31.47
CLIF KID ZBAR - Protein Snack Bar - Chocolate Chip (1.27 Ounce Bar, 10 Count) (packaging may vary) • Amazon Business $7.79 4 $31.16
KIND Bars, Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate, 8g Protein, Gluten Free, 1.4 Ounce Bars, 12 Count • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Clif Kid ZBAR Filled - Organic Energy Bar - Chocolate Peanut Butter - (1.06 Ounce Snack Bar, 12 Count) (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $9.26 3 $27.78
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, 25% Less Sugar, Chocolate Chip, 58 Count • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Quaker Breakfast Squares, Soft Baked Bars, Peanut Butter, 5 Bars (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Gel Ice Packs for Injuries (2 Pack) – Soft Reusable Cold/Hot Compress for Injury, Pain Relief, Rehabilitation, Flexible Therapy for Knee, Shoulder, Back, Neck, Ankle • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
CLIF BAR - Energy Bar - Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch - (2.4 Ounce Protein Bar, 12 Count) • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24

Materials cost

$862.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$78.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$984.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$173.80

Total project goal

$1,158.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,158.64

3 Donors

-$229.75

Donations toward project cost

-$203.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.06

match offer

-$919.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$781.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$137.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.89

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$0.00

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