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Mrs. Kennedy from Oakland CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Daily Living Skills: I Can Care For Myself

My students need a wardrobe to fold and hang clean laundry, dental kits for oral hygiene, and hand-soap to practice important daily living skills that they need as adults.

  • $628 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Hi friends! The students in my classroom are young adults age 19-22. Our magnificent class focuses on helping students with mod/severe disabilities learn transitional skills to become their most independent and successful selves as they mature into adulthood.

What makes our classroom special is the way we integrate technology to make the curriculum accessible to all students.

All of my students depend on assistive technology to reach the goals and dreams that they have for themselves. Technology is such a gift to my students. It allows them to access mobility, gives them the ability for expressive speech, and more.

On the same token, technology is always advancing. It is up to us to keep up. In an urban school district that is always struggling to provide funding, it is imperative that we raise funds in other ways to pay for the tech items that we so desperately need. Thank you for your time!

My Project

In a Transition Program that serves over 150 adult students who have moderate/severe disAbilities, part of our curriculum is teaching our students how to tend to their daily-living needs independently. This includes teaching them to care for their personal oral hygiene, wash their hands/face, fold/hang/take care of their own clean laundry, and more. Personal hygiene items included in this project are a bulk order of dental kits (toothbrushes and toothpaste), a bulk order of personal hand soaps, and a bulk order of lotion. This project also includes a wardrobe, perfect for teaching students to fold, hang, and take care of their clothing.

By donating to this project, you will be giving my students the gift of independence.

The more they can do for themselves, the more autonomous and self-reliant they can be. Self-care is a very personal thing, and these students deserve the opportunity to care for themselves with dignity and respect.

Thank you!

Mrs. Kennedy
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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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
TK14645367T Dental Kit Boxed 100 PK • Grainger $143.88 1 $143.88
TK14645363T Wardrobe wDrawers Double Door • Grainger $115.40 1 $115.40
TK14645368T Beachmist Body Soap Fresh Fragrance 34 Wrapped Bar 1000 PK • Grainger $95.44 1 $95.44
TK14645369T Nourish Body Lotion Lemongrass Fragrance 0.75 oz. Tube Liquid 200 PK • Grainger $48.40 1 $48.40
TK14645366T Laundry Basket White Plastic 1 bu. • Grainger $4.73 2 $9.46
TK14645365T Wooden Clothespins Spring 100 PK • Grainger $4.85 1 $4.85

Materials cost

$417.43

Vendor shipping charges

$41.74

State sales tax

$38.19

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$533.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.17

Total project goal

$627.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$627.79

5 Donors

-$483.00

Donations toward project cost

-$419.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$134.56

Match offers toward project cost

-$114.38

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.18

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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