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Ms. Saffar from Washington DC is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Food is Essential for Learning

Help me give my students the fuel they need to feed their brain so they do their class work!

  • $372 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach English as a second language and 8th grade resource English for a public school system. The school I work at provides 100% free lunch. The students I work with are mainly from El Salvador and African Americans. Some of them are separated from their families, and the rest who live with their families have very limited resources, but they love to learn, and they are very appreciative of anything we give them at school (it could be something as simple as a sticker).

Their families are hard labor workers, and they work very long hours.

But they do want the best for their kids and are also very appreciative of what we (teachers) do with their kids at school.

The ESL students are grades 6th, 7th, and 8th. We learn content subjects such as ELA, science, and social studies.

I am also an immigrant to this country as well. English is also my second language, and that's how I connect with my students.

My Project

Snacks will help my students stay awake during first and second reading periods. They never eat breakfast and they can't think when they are hungry which in return means they can't do their class work.

I can't have enough snacks to feed my students who are teenagers and hardly eat at home.

Food to them is a must to help them stay awake and focused on the task assigned in class.

Food to my students is a need, not a want.

Instructions run smoother and faster when students are well fed. Even classroom management runs smooth and fast when kids are well fed. Food is such a big part of the learning equation that without it, the equation is never balanced.

Ms. Saffar
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Capri Sun 100% Juice, 6 fl. oz. Pouches, Variety Pack, 40/Box (00441) • Quill.com $24.29 3 $72.87
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, Letter Size, 200 Pouches (TP3854-200) • Quill.com $39.99 1 $39.99
Break Box Pros Party Snack Mix, Assorted, 45/Pack (700-00003) • Quill.com $38.69 1 $38.69
Juicy Juice, Slim Variety Pack, Apple, Berry, Grape, Punch, 6.75 oz., 32/CT • Quill.com $31.49 1 $31.49
Frito Lay Variety Pack, Variety Mix, 30 Bags/Case • Quill.com $27.89 1 $27.89
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Assorted, 8/Pack (37600PP) • Quill.com $9.26 2 $18.52
Grandma's Cookies, Variety, 36/Carton (FRI14867) • Quill.com $16.01 1 $16.01
Sharpie Pen. Felt Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Ink, 4 Pack (1742662) • Quill.com $10.34 1 $10.34
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Blue, Dozen (37003) • Quill.com $9.89 1 $9.89

Materials cost

$265.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$315.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.70

Total project goal

$371.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$371.32

1 Donor

-$371.32

Donations toward project cost

-$315.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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