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Coach Cruz from Chicago IL is requesting materials related to food, clothing & hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Congrats Grad, You Did It!

Help me give my students a memorable gift package for their 8th Grade Graduation.

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

My student-athletes are from the Southeast side of Chicago. They are inner-city student-athletes with love and passion for the game of Soccer. Our school's soccer program is highly competitive while instilling a fun atmosphere and enforcing good sportsmanship. We teach our student-athletes how to be leaders and prepare them for whatever lies ahead.

We pride ourselves in instilling to our student-athletes the importance of excelling both on and off the field.

We encourage our student-athletes to be just as excited about helping the community as they are for soccer, venturing out, and helping at local food pantries and other community events.

What makes my players special is that despite the overwhelming odds of growing up in a tough neighborhood on the Southside of Chicago, they maintain their energy and love for the sport; there is no challenge they will not take head-on.

My Project

All youth need, is a little motivation and someone who believes in them. Most students haven't been back in the building in over a year and a half, remote learning has taken an enormous toll on students both mentally and physically. This year's graduation will look a little different, and parents and students alike are feeling down about it.

This year's graduating class will miss out on almost all of their traditions, No class trips like roller skating and camping, no 8th grade luncheon/dance - In these hard times, these Graduation packages will make their last days of elementary school a little brighter.

With your help, we can put a smile on my homeroom students' faces during one of the most important and memorable times of their lives.

Coach Cruz
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Weewooday 12 Pieces 2021 Eyeglasses Number Eyeglasses for Graduation Party 2021 New Year Sunglasses LED Light up Eyeglasses Glow in The Dark Eyewear Novel Prop Party Supplies • Amazon Business $22.99 3 $68.97
Atkins Protein Meal Bar, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Keto Friendly, 5 Count • Amazon Business $7.34 6 $44.04
Gatorade 13168 G2Instant Powder Sticks, Fruit Punch, 20 oz. (Pack of 64) • Amazon Business $43.80 1 $43.80
Nutella and Go Snack Packs, Chocolate Hazelnut Spread with Pretzel Sticks, Perfect Bulk Snacks for Kids' Lunch Boxes, 1.9 oz, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $14.58 3 $43.74
Inkstone (12-pack) Be Yourself, Change the World, Create, Dream - Inspirational Silicone Bracelet Wristbands Wholesale Bulk Lot Bundle - Unisex Gifts for Teens Men Women Adults • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90
Frito-Lay Fiery Mix Variety Pack, 40 Count • Amazon Business $16.98 2 $33.96
Graduation Decorations Gift Box, PERFQU 12Pack Graduation Candy Favor Box Gift Box Treat Boxes-Grad Box for Graduation Gift Graduation Party Favors Decor Party Supplies • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Pringles Snack Stacks Potato Crisps Chips, Flavored Variety Pack, Original, Sour Cream and Onion, Cheddar Cheese, BBQ, Pizza, Cheddar and Sour Cream, 19.5 oz (27 Cups) • Amazon Business $8.66 2 $17.32
Pringles Snack Stacks Potato Crisps Chips, Flavored Variety Pack, Original, Sour Cream and Onion, Cheddar Cheese, BBQ, Pizza, Cheddar and Sour Cream, 19.5 oz (27 Cups) • Amazon Business $8.66 2 $17.32
Cheetos Flamin' Hot Variety Pack, 40 Count • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Sports Stress Ball, Mini Foam Sports Ball for School Carnival Reward, Party Bag Gift Fillers (Soccer Ball, 30 Packs) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Inkstone 6-Pack - Success, Achieve, Focus - Motivational Silicone Wristbands with Inspirational Messages - Adult Unisex Size for Men Women Teens • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Inkstone 6-Pack - Success, Achieve, Focus - Motivational Silicone Wristbands with Inspirational Messages - Adult Unisex Size for Men Women Teens • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed Fruit, Gluten Free, Bulk Pack, 0.9 oz Individual Single Serve Bags (Pack of 40) • Amazon Business $7.27 1 $7.27

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