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

College Dreaming

My students need college t-shirts to be motivated to reach their wildest dreams! They are AVID students who are eager learners and are researching future colleges.

  • $897 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is an AVID elementary and we serve a community where homelessness, poverty and gang violence is rampant. My scholars come from homes where their parents are illiterate or are too busy working to spend time with their children. At the beginning of the school year, each classroom selects a university. Each scholar knows their university. When teachers pick up their students after lunch or recess, the often call them by the university. For example, "UC Santa Cruz line up" and the scholars respond. This week we had college week and we had all sorts of activities for the students. We had dress for success day, and career day. On one of the days, we asked the scholars to wear college t-shirts.

A 2nd grader who comes from a single parent household had cut out the word "College," and taped it to his shirt, he wore it proudly all day.

This then motivated me to go buy a shirt that reflected his classroom university. I asked his classroom teacher to raffle it off. To my surprise, the student who had inspired me, won the shirt! He was ecstatic and put it on immediately, with tag and all.

My Project

We constantly remind the scholars that the possibilities are endless and that they can achieve their wildest dreams. We recently hosted a college t-shirt day, many of the students unfortunately did not participate as they cannot afford college t-shirts. Many of them used their creativity and created signs that they taped to their regular t-shirts.

The daily challenges my students face will not stop them from attending college.

This was evident on college t-shirt day where kids had drawn college names and mascots and wore them proudly during the event. They were so proud of their shirts. They posed for pictures, told any adult that would walk by to look at their college t-shirt.

I did my own mini raffle with one shirt in a classroom. The students were excited and were thinking positive thoughts to win the t-shirt. When one got selected, the rest were happy but also disappointed that they did not get the t-shirt. Seeing the look on their faces broke my heart and made me wish I had more college t-shirts for my scholars. I had the idea that we could raffle off college t-shirts to scholars who are being safe, respectful and responsible. I hope I can reach the 50 scholars by planting a small seed of hope using the college t-shirts.

Ms. Viana
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
NCAA NYU Violets Boys Diagonal Sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Purple,Purple • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
NCAA UC Davis Aggies Boys Diagonal Sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Navy,Navy • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
NCAA Fresno State Bulldogs Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Medium,Black • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
NCAA Houston Cougars Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Medium,Red • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
NCAA Fresno State Bulldogs Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Large,Black • Amazon Business $19.15 1 $19.15
NCAA Oregon Ducks "Gridiron" Hero Short Sleeve Tee, Hunter Green, Medium (10-12) • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
NCAA Penn State Nittany Lions "Gridiron" Hero Short Sleeve Tee, Navy, Medium (10-12) • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
NCAA Yale Bulldogs "Gridiron" Hero Short Sleeve Tee, Dark Navy, X-Large (18) • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
NCAA Oregon Ducks "Gridiron" Hero Short Sleeve Tee, Hunter Green, Large (14-16) • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
NCAA Yale Bulldogs "Gridiron" Hero Short Sleeve Tee, Dark Navy, Large (14-16) • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
NCAA Yale Bulldogs "Gridiron" Hero Short Sleeve Tee, Dark Navy, Medium (10-12) • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
NCAA Washington Huskies "Gridiron" Hero Short Sleeve Tee, Purple, X-Large (18) • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
NCAA Washington Huskies "Gridiron" Hero Short Sleeve Tee, Purple, Medium (10-12) • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
NCAA Washington Huskies "Gridiron" Hero Short Sleeve Tee, Purple, Large (14-16) • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
NCAA Ucla Bruins "Gridiron" Hero Short Sleeve Tee, Strong Blue, Large (14-16) • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
NCAA Ucla Bruins "Gridiron" Hero Short Sleeve Tee, Strong Blue, Medium (10-12) • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
NCAA NYU Violets Boys Diagonal Sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Purple,Purple • Amazon Business $17.75 1 $17.75
NCAA Arizona State Sun Devils Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Large,Maroon • Amazon Business $14.87 1 $14.87
NCAA Cal State Fullerton Titans Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Large,Orange • Amazon Business $12.27 1 $12.27
NCAA Boston University Terriers Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Medium,Red • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
NCAA Arizona State Sun Devils Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Medium,Maroon • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
NCAA Cal Poly Mustangs Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Medium,ForestGreen • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
NCAA Cal Poly Mustangs Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Large,ForestGreen • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
NCAA Nebraska Cornhuskers Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Large,Red • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
NCAA Pepperdine Waves Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Large,Navy • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
NCAA San Diego State Aztecs Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Large,Red • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
NCAA Cal State Northridge Matadors Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Small,Red • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
NCAA Baylor Bears Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Large,ForestGreen • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
NCAA Stanford Cardinal Youth Boys Offsides Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Medium,Black • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
NCAA Baylor Bears Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Medium,ForestGreen • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
NCAA Houston Cougars Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth X-Large,Red • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
NCAA Houston Cougars Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Large,Red • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
NCAA Pepperdine Waves Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Medium,Navy • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
NCAA Stanford Cardinal Youth Boys Offsides Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Large,Black • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
NCAA UC Davis Aggies Boys Diagonal Sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Navy,Navy • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
NCAA Penn State Nittany Lions "Gridiron" Hero Short Sleeve Tee, Navy, Large (14-16) • Amazon Business $10.80 1 $10.80
NCAA Boston University Terriers Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Large,Red • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
NCAA Nebraska Cornhuskers Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Medium,Red • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
NCAA Cal State Northridge Matadors Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Large,Red • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
NCAA Cal State Northridge Matadors Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Medium,Red • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
NCAA Rutgers Scarlet Knights Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Large,Red • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
NCAA Cal State Sacramento Hornets Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Medium,ForestGreen • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
NCAA Cal State Fullerton Titans Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Medium,Orange • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
NCAA California Golden Bears Youth Boys Champion Short sleeve Jersey T-Shirt, Large, Gold • Amazon Business $8.11 1 $8.11
NCAA California Golden Bears Youth Boys Champion Short sleeve Jersey T-Shirt, Medium, Gold • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
NCAA San Diego State Aztecs Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Medium,Red • Amazon Business $7.45 1 $7.45
NCAA Cal State Sacramento Hornets Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Large,ForestGreen • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26
NCAA San Diego Toreros Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Medium,Navy • Amazon Business $5.44 1 $5.44
NCAA Rutgers Scarlet Knights Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Medium,Red • Amazon Business $5.15 1 $5.15
NCAA San Diego Toreros Youth Boys Diagonal Short sleeve Polyester Competitor T-Shirt, Youth Large,Navy • Amazon Business $5.15 1 $5.15

Materials cost

$661.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$60.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$761.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$134.45

Total project goal

$896.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$896.33

2 Donors

-$896.33

Donations toward project cost

-$761.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$134.45

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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