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Ms. Stoica from Bronx NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Feeding Hungry Minds

My students need water, healthy snacks, and a refrigerator to store them in for our tutoring and homework club.

  • $593 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

To say that my students have led challenging lives is an understatement. My students come from a district where the high school drop-out rate is well above 50%, yet they have succeeded in reaching their final years of high school and have given themselves the goal of going on to college.

Many of my students will be the first in their family to go to college, and some will be the first to graduate high school.

These students enrolled in chemistry to challenge themselves and to develop the problem-solving skills necessary for college. Some even have goals of working in chemistry-based fields such as forensics and medical sciences. Many of them work to make ends meet at home, and don't have time or money to contribute to fundraising.

My Project

Despite these challenges, my students are enthusiastic and eager to learn. They working hard and are dedicated to doing their best, often staying several hours after school for tutoring and "homework club," but they lack healthy snacks to keep them going.

Many students come to tutoring hungry, and are unable to afford snacks.

Providing snacks, water, and a refrigerator to store them in will allow my students to get the energy they need to keep them going and help them focus on their studies instead of their growling stomachs! A freezer will allow us to store ice--both for our chemistry experiments, and also to help keep us cool in hot weather.

Ms. Stoica
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Avanti RA3136SST 3.1 CF Two Door Counterhigh Refrigerator/Freezer - Black w/Stainless Steel Doors • Staples Advantage $259.99 1 $259.99
Organic Variety Snack Box, 27/Bx • Staples Advantage $29.99 2 $59.98
Honey Maid Lil' Squares Honey Graham Crackers, 1.06 oz. Bags, 72 Bags/Carton (MOZ001932000166) • Staples Advantage $31.99 1 $31.99
Austin Cracker Cookie Variety Pack, 45 count • Staples Advantage $14.99 2 $29.98
KIND Healthy Grains Dark Chocolate Chunk Granola Bar, 1.2 oz., 12 Bars/Box • Staples Advantage $12.99 2 $25.98
KIND Healthy Grains Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Granola Bar, 1.2 oz., 12 Bars/Box • Staples Advantage $12.99 2 $25.98
Kar's Variety Pack, 24 Bags/Box (KAR08361) • Staples Advantage $22.49 1 $22.49
Nestlé Pure Life Purified Bottled Water, 16.9 fl. oz. Bottles, 24/Case (110109) • Staples Advantage $9.99 1 $9.99

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