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

Drip, Drop... Hydrated Kids Make It to the Top!

Help me give my students water bottles and curriculum on the importance of drinking water and staying hydrated.

  • $410 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When you drive by our school in the morning or when students are let out at the end of the day, you will see them lined up at the gas station across the street. They are purchasing drinks and snacks that have very little nutritional value. Why do they do this? Because it tastes good, it's cheap, it's popular, and it's part of their daily routine.

But what if we taught kids the importance of drinking water and equipped them with the proper tools to make drinking it easy and accessible throughout the school day?

Breaking bad habits starts with education. Middle school students are impressionable. If we can teach them how to make healthier decisions now, one small step at a time, we can have a huge impact on the rest of their lives.

My Project

The resources requested in this project will help to teach students about the importance of hydration and drinking water. The water bottles provided will help make water more accessible. We recently got a hydration station installed, which will allow students to fill up their bottles with filtered water. The bracelets will be used as bottle tags to help distinguish one bottle from another more easily. The book will provide the foundation for delivering curriculum.

This project helps kids make healthy decisions that will have positive impacts on their physical, social, and emotional health.

It is important that we teach our students how to be healthy. What might feel obvious to adults, needs to be taught, practiced, and encouraged with kids. With all of the distractions and negative influences, it can be hard for them to make good decisions on their own.

Ms. Slaton
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sports Water Bottle - Kids Reusable Leakproof 25 Oz 3-pack Plastic Wide Mouth Large Big Drink Bottle BPA & Leak Free With Handle Strap Carrier For Gym Cycling Camping Hiking Yoga Fitness • Amazon Business $15.99 5 $79.95
Kids Water Bottle Milton Plastic 25 Oz Large Sports Water Bottle For Men, Women, Kid Wide Mouth Bottle With Strap Carry Handle For Bike Gym Running Cycling Camping Fitness Multi Color (Duplex Set) • Amazon Business $15.95 5 $79.75
Kids Water Bottle Milton 3 Pack Triton 25 Oz Large Sports Water Bottle For Men, Women, Kid Wide Mouth Water Bottle With Strap Carry Handle For Bike Gym Running Cycling Camping Fitness Multi Color • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
Sports Water Bottle - Milton Kids Reusable Leakproof 25 Oz 4-pack Plastic Wide Mouth Large Big Drink Bottle BPA & Leak Free With Handle Strap Carrier For Cycling Camping Hiking Gym Yoga Fitness • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Water: For Health, for Healing, for Life: You're Not Sick, You're Thirsty! • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Senkary 120 Pieces Silicone Jelly Bracelets Rainbow Glow Bracelets Luminous Hair Ties for Party Favors, Adults, Women, Kids, Girls (10 Colors) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$287.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.32

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$348.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.45

Total project goal

$409.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$409.68

4 Donors

-$329.37

Donations toward project cost

-$288.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.50

match offer

-$69.84

Match offer toward project cost

-$59.36

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.48

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.48

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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