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Mrs. MacKenzie from Hayward CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Empowering with Natural, Health Conscious Wellness

Help me give my students information for healthy eating, cooking with whole foods, improving mental health, and home remedies!

  • $616 goal

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My Students

Our students are a full spectrum with a diverse campus in race, culture, socioeconomic status and interests. Our campus serves approximately 635 students, grades 7th thru 8th and between the ages of 12 to 14. Ethnically our students are approximately 87% minorities with 45% being Latin American, 26% African American, and 13% Asian and Pacific Islander. 25% of our students are currently an English Language Learner.

Over 75% of our students come from low-socioeconomic background but their thirst for knowledge is fierce!

My Project

As a group of students who are mostly in the low-socioeconomic range, health and health education is something that is not always on the top of priorities of practicing nor learning about. One way to prevent poor health in the future is, to begin with, know how to heal and keep healthy with the food you eat, the way you live and how to manage your self.

Please help my students be empowered to find wellness, healthy eating, and home remedies with free information in books they can pick up in their library.

Weed out the junk food with books on healthy whole food cooking. How to grow their own plants, make their own wellness teas. Books on how to get their own mind on the path to mental wellness and emotional health. Help give them a chance to make changes now for the best and brightest possible future.

Mrs. MacKenzie
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies • Amazon Business $43.17 1 $43.17
Chocolate: From Simple Cookies to Extravagant Showstoppers • Amazon Business $39.06 1 $39.06
Eat Real Food or Else: A Low Sugar, Low Carb, Gluten Free, High Nutrition Cookbook for the 21st Century • Amazon Business $31.60 1 $31.60
American Horticultural Society Plant Propagation: The Fully Illustrated Plant-by-Plant Manual of Practical Techniques • Amazon Business $24.45 1 $24.45
No Peanuts, No Problem!: Easy and Delicious Nut-Free Recipes for Kids With Allergies (Allergy Aware Cookbooks) • Amazon Business $24.28 1 $24.28
The Home Cook: Recipes to Know by Heart • Amazon Business $22.91 1 $22.91
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking • Amazon Business $22.19 1 $22.19
Nick Malgieris Pastry: Foolproof Recipes for the Home Cook • Amazon Business $21.38 1 $21.38
Teen Speak: A how-to guide for real talks with teens about sex, drugs and other risky behaviors • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Creating Sanctuary: Sacred Garden Spaces, Plant-Based Medicine, and Daily Practices to Achieve Happiness and Well-Being • Amazon Business $16.34 1 $16.34
How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Illustrated Herbiary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Bewitching Botanicals • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
A Teen's Guide to Wellness, Purpose and Abundance • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Eating Mindfully for Teens: A Workbook to Help You Make Healthy Choices, End Emotional Eating, and Feel Great (An Instant Help Book for Teens) • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Criticism and Embrace Who You Are • Amazon Business $13.61 1 $13.61
Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens: A Workbook to Break the Nine Thought Habits That Are Holding You Back • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety: A Workbook for Overcoming Anxiety at Home, at School, and Everywhere Else • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
The Anxiety Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anxiety and Worry • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
Depression: A Teen’s Guide to Survive and Thrive • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
I would, but my DAMN MIND won't let me!: a teen's guide to controlling their thoughts and feelings (Words of Wisdom for Teens) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $12.57 1 $12.57
Stuff That Sucks: A Teen's Guide to Accepting What You Can't Change and Committing to What You Can (The Instant Help Solutions Series) • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00

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