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Mrs. Penn from San Diego CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dress for Success: Uniforms for Children in Need

My students need two clean sets of school uniforms they can wear throughout the school week.

  • $1,939 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in the heart of San Diego, and our students represent the diverse cultures that inhabit the community of City Heights. Our students come from low socio-economic backgrounds and 100% of them qualify for free/reduced lunch, yet they come to school eager to learn and grow.

Our students face many unique challenges that affect their ability to come to school every day.

A large percentage of our students are refugees escaping violence from their home countries. Many of them have no permanent residence, bouncing between relatives, motels, and/or shelters. The vast majority come from families who are struggling to make ends meet. Our goal is to assist our families and community so that these students can not just survive, but thrive.

My Project

Students who lack stable housing face many challenges outside the classroom, resulting in lower attendance, academic achievement, and feelings of belonging. We want to support these students by providing them each with two sets of clean uniforms (white or light blue collared shirts with navy blue bottoms) to wear throughout the school week. The resources listed were requested specifically by students and parents, and we know exactly who will be receiving each item.

Your contribution will go not only towards clothing, but towards a sense of pride and belonging for our most vulnerable students.

We believe that all students deserve to feel confident, comfortable, and safe at school. Our aim is to alleviate our students' anxiety and worry by providing for their basic needs, freeing them to focus on their learning and education.

Mrs. Penn
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
French Toast Big Boys' Flat Front Double Knee Pant with Adjacent Waist, Navy, 10 • Amazon Business $14.37 7 $100.59
French Toast Big Boys' Flat Front Double Knee Pant with Adjacent Waist, Navy, 8 • Amazon Business $15.51 5 $77.55
French Toast Big Boys' Flat Front Double Knee Pant with Adjacent Waist, Navy, 12 • Amazon Business $15.74 4 $62.96
French Toast Big Girls Short Sleeve Picot Collar Interlock Polo, Light Blue, Medium/7/8 • Amazon Business $10.94 5 $54.70
French Toast Little Boys' Flat Front Double Knee Pant with Adjustable Waist, Navy, 4 • Amazon Business $13.00 4 $52.00
French Toast Little Boys Short Sleeve Pique Polo, Light Blue, Small/6/7 • Amazon Business $9.47 5 $47.35
French Toast Big Boys Short Sleeve Pique Polo, Light Blue, Large/10/12 • Amazon Business $9.47 5 $47.35
French Toast Big Boys Short Sleeve Pique Polo, White, Medium/8 • Amazon Business $9.47 5 $47.35
French Toast Big Girls Short Sleeve Picot Collar Interlock Polo, White, Medium/7/8 • Amazon Business $9.38 5 $46.90
French Toast Big Girls' Two-Tab Pleated Scooter, Navy, 7 • Amazon Business $11.53 4 $46.12
French Toast Boys' Little Short Sleeve Pique Polo, White, S (6/7) • Amazon Business $8.98 5 $44.90
French Toast Big Girls' Two-Tab Pleated Scooter, Navy, 8 • Amazon Business $11.18 4 $44.72
French Toast Big Boys Short Sleeve Pique Polo, Light Blue, Medium/8 • Amazon Business $10.61 4 $42.44
French Toast Little Boys Short Sleeve Pique Polo, Light Blue, X-Small/4/5 • Amazon Business $10.13 4 $40.52
French Toast Big Boys Short Sleeve Pique Polo, White, Large/10/12 • Amazon Business $7.99 5 $39.95
French Toast Little Boys' Flat Front Double Knee Pant with Adjustable Waist, Navy, 5 • Amazon Business $12.97 3 $38.91
French Toast Big Boys' Flat Front Double Knee Pant with Adjacent Waist, Navy, 14 • Amazon Business $12.94 3 $38.82
French Toast Little Boys' Flat Front Double Knee Pant with Adjustable Waist, Navy, 6 • Amazon Business $12.39 3 $37.17
The Children's Place Big Girls' Skinny Uniform Pants, Tidal 5419, 12 • Amazon Business $8.00 4 $32.00
French Toast Boys' Big Short Sleeve Pique Polo, Light Blue, XL (14/16) • Amazon Business $10.61 3 $31.83
French Toast Big Girls' Short Sleeve Interlock Polo with Picot Collar, Light Blue, X-Large/14/16 • Amazon Business $10.34 3 $31.02
French Toast Big Boys Short Sleeve Pique Polo, White, X-Large/14/16 • Amazon Business $9.85 3 $29.55
French Toast Big Girls' Pleated Hem Jumper with Ribbon, Navy, 14 • Amazon Business $13.69 2 $27.38
French Toast Big Girls' Short Sleeve Interlock Polo with Picot Collar, White, X-Large/14/16 • Amazon Business $9.02 3 $27.06
French Toast Big Girls Adjustable Waist Bermuda Short, Navy, 16 • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
French Toast Boys' Little Short Sleeve Pique Polo, White, XS (4/5) • Amazon Business $8.44 3 $25.32
The Children's Place Big Girls' Skinny Uniform Pants, Tidal 5419, 14 • Amazon Business $8.00 3 $24.00
French Toast Big Girls' Two-Tab Pleated Scooter, Navy, 12 • Amazon Business $11.53 2 $23.06
French Toast Big Girls' Two-Tab Pleated Scooter, Navy, 16 • Amazon Business $11.53 2 $23.06
French Toast Big Girls' Two-Tab Pleated Scooter, Navy, 14 • Amazon Business $11.53 2 $23.06
French Toast Big Girls' Two-Tab Pleated Scooter, Navy, 10 • Amazon Business $11.18 2 $22.36
French Toast Little Girls' Two-tab Pleated Scooter, Navy, 6 • Amazon Business $11.18 2 $22.36
French Toast Little Girls Short Sleeve Picot Collar Interlock Polo, Light Blue, Small/6/6x • Amazon Business $10.68 2 $21.36
French Toast Little Girls' Short Sleeve Interlock Polo with Picot Collar, Light Blue, X-Small/4/5 • Amazon Business $10.66 2 $21.32
French Toast Little Girls' Two-tab Pleated Scooter, Navy, 4 • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
French Toast Big Girls' Short Sleeve Interlock Polo with Picot Collar, White, Large/10/12 • Amazon Business $9.02 2 $18.04
French Toast Little Girls' Short Sleeve Interlock Polo with Picot Collar, White, X-Small/4/5 • Amazon Business $9.00 2 $18.00
French Toast Big Girls' Short Sleeve Interlock Polo with Picot Collar, Light Blue, Large/10/12 • Amazon Business $8.97 2 $17.94
French Toast Little Girls Short Sleeve Picot Collar Interlock Polo, White, Small/6/6x • Amazon Business $8.49 2 $16.98
French Toast Big Girls Twill Boot Cut Pant, Navy, 16 • Amazon Business $15.40 1 $15.40
French Toast Girls' Big Pleated Ribbon Bow Jumper, Navy, 8 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
French Toast Little Girls' Pleated Hem Jumper, Navy, 6 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
French Toast Little Girls' Pleated Hem Jumper, Navy, 4 • Amazon Business $10.34 1 $10.34

Materials cost

$1,461.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$133.74

3rd party payment processing fee

$21.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,647.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$290.71

Total project goal

$1,938.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,938.06

9 Donors

-$1,490.65

Donations toward project cost

-$1,270.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$219.85

match offer

-$443.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$376.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.45

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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