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Ms. Mercon from Chicago IL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooks R Us! Promoting Healthy Minds and Bodies for Life!

My students need cleaning supplies, paper products,snacks and drinks to continue with their healthy eating and cooking units.

  • $792 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am in a low-income/high poverty school district where students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom on a daily basis. My goal each and everyday is to provide consistency in their lives and to shower them with positive praise and wonderful experiences.

My classroom is the only one of its kind in the school.

It is a Self-Contained Low-Incidence Special Needs Classroom consisting of students that require a significantly modified curriculum and exhibit severe social emotional disorders as well. Due the nature of their disabilities it is important to provide the students with hands on learning activities and skills that will help them to become self-sufficient and lifelong learners outside of the classroom as well.

I take pride in the way I teach my students on a daily basis and am very proud of each and every one of their accomplishments no matter how small or big they may be. Each of my students is unique and have qualities that make them special and wonderful in their own ways.

My Project

These essentials and supplies will give my special needs students the opportunity to learn to eat healthy snacks to improve their minds and bodies. Many of them come from impoverished homes and the only healthy meals are the ones they consume in school.

By cooking weekly and by eating healthy in our classroom, my special needs students will learn the importance of eating right everyday.

They will also be able to take some of their finished products home to enjoy.

The supplies I am requesting will be utilized on a daily basis. The disinfecting wipes and paper towels will be used to make sure the students know the importance of preparing the cooking area to be cleaned and sanitary. The healthy food and drinks will be used to feed my disadvantaged students while instilling in them the importance of good eating habits.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bounty Select-A-Size Paper Towels, 2-Ply, White, 83 Sheets/Roll, 12 Giant Rolls/Carton (74795) • Quill.com $21.24 4 $84.96
Ocean Spray 100% Apple Juice, 48 count • Quill.com $28.04 2 $56.08
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Fresh Scent and Citrus Blend, 75 Wipes/Canister, 3 Canisters/Value Pack (30208) • Quill.com $12.74 4 $50.96
Nature Valley Oats 'n Honey Granola Bars, 49 Count (220-00457) • Quill.com $22.94 2 $45.88
Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Straws Variety Pack, 1 Oz, 30 Count (220-00413) • Quill.com $20.39 2 $40.78
Capri Sun Juice, 6 fl. oz. Pouches, Variety Pack, 40/Box (00444) • Quill.com $19.20 2 $38.40
Nature Valley Oats & Honey Granola Bars, 1.5 oz. Packs 48 Bars/Box • Quill.com $18.18 2 $36.36
Slim Jim, Meat Sticks, Original, 0.28 Oz., 100/Box • Quill.com $29.74 1 $29.74
Welch's 100% Grape Juice 5.5 oz. Cans, 48/Case • Quill.com $28.89 1 $28.89
Planters Nut Variety Pack, 1.7 oz. Bags, 24/Box (220-00423) • Quill.com $28.55 1 $28.55
Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail, 48 count • Quill.com $28.04 1 $28.04
Ocean Spray 100% Orange Juice, 48 count • Quill.com $28.04 1 $28.04
Minute Maid Lemonade, 12 oz. Cans, 24/Pack • Quill.com $12.74 2 $25.48
Honey Maid Lil' Squares Honey Graham Crackers, 1.06 oz. Bags, 72 Bags/Carton • Quill.com $24.64 1 $24.64
Bounty Quilted Napkins, 1-Ply, 400/Pack • Quill.com $6.79 3 $20.37
Pop Secret Premium Popcorn Movie Theater Butter, 3 oz, 30 Count • Quill.com $19.20 1 $19.20
Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars Peanut, 1.2 Oz, 48 Count (GEM16879) • Quill.com $16.99 1 $16.99
Jif To Go Creamy Peanut Butter, 1.5 oz. Cups, 8 Cups/Box (5150024136) • Quill.com $3.05 5 $15.25
Nabisco Fig Newtons, 2 oz. Packs, 12 Packs/Box • Quill.com $7.39 2 $14.78

Materials cost

$633.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$672.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$118.75

Total project goal

$791.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$791.64

4 Donors

-$186.33

Donations toward project cost

-$160.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

match offer

-$603.31

Match offer toward project cost

-$512.81

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.00

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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