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Mrs. Drewry from Waterbury CT is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Family Fuel

Help me give my students snacks and easy foods for breakfast in the morning, snacks at home at night and on the weekend.

  • $299 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students love to come to school and they love to learn. However, teaching in an urban district which is a low-income area where over 95% of our students receive free or reduced price breakfast/lunch can be challenging. Most of my students come from a background of trauma and require not only academic support, but social and emotional support throughout the day. My goal is to make their school experience meaningful and fun while also setting high expectations and providing a safe, loving environment for all of my students no matter their circumstances. Each day our students come to school after getting themselves dressed, to the bus on time with little adult support and many times empty tummies. They still manage to walk through our doors with a SMILE and ready to learn. I want them to experience the same opportunities and advantages that other children experience.

It's pretty hard to focus on multiplication and learning how to read over the sounds of a grumbling tummy.

My hope is to have ready made snacks and breakfast foods to give them when they arrive and something to take home at night.

My Project

Just this morning, during our circle time, one of my students raised his hand to comment about the question that was asked, "If you were President what is one thing you would do to help others?" His response broke my heart. He stated that he would help Moms pay their bills and feed their children. Having known this student's family for a while, I asked him to tell me more. He proceeded to tell me that the electricity was shut off and they had no food. In fact he stated that they had Pringles for dinner. This is not exclusive to this one student. On any given week my colleagues and I hear that their homes have no food, they have no money or electricity etc. It is my hope, that by sending home nightly and weekend bags, my kids won't be hungry. Today I ran down to the grocery store and purchased boxes of cereal, milk, pasta, pretzels, bread and peanut butter to help this special family make it until Mom was able to get more. I wish I could do this for all of them but I can't. I do the best I can when I can. However, I know with the generosity of others, my kids will have full bellies and know that they are cared for and not alone.

Mrs. Drewry
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bulk 50 Assorted Value "One-Time-Use" Baseball Caps Hats (Kids Sized) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Kellogg's Breakfast Cereal Assortment Variety Pack, Single Serve Boxes, 72 Count • Amazon Business $33.58 1 $33.58
GoGo squeeZ Applesauce on the Go, Variety Pack (Apple Apple/GIMME 5), 3.2 Ounce Portable BPA-Free Pouches, Gluten-Free, 72 Total Pouches (6 Boxes with 12 Pouches Each) • Amazon Business $32.94 1 $32.94
Brown Kraft Paper Gift Bags Bulk with Flat Handles 100Pc [ Ideal for Shopping, Packaging, Retail, Party, Craft, Gifts, Wedding, Recycled, Business, Goody and Merchandise Bag] • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Rold Gold Tiny Twists Pretzels, 1 Ounce (Pack of 40) • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed, 80 counts, 4.5 Pounds • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Rice a Roni Cups, Chicken, Individual Cup, 1.97 Ounce (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $12.44 1 $12.44
Kraft Easy Mac Original Macaroni and Cheese Dinner 18 Microwaveable Single Serve Packets • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Pop-Tarts Breakfast Toaster Pastries, Flavored Variety Pack, Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon, Frosted Strawberry, 57.5 oz (32 Count) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Variety Pack, 58 Count • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Kellogg’s, Rice Krispies Treats Crispy Marshmallow Mini-Squares, Original, Single Serve, Display Box Caddy, 0.39 oz Bars (50 Count) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49

Materials cost

$220.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$254.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.84

Total project goal

$298.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$298.92

5 Donors

-$276.58

Donations toward project cost

-$254.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.34

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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