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Mrs. Berry's Butterflies from Orange NJ is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Me Give My Seniors a College Start

Help me give my students a college start. We are in need of essential products needed for dorm life.

  • $675 goal

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My Students

My students are eager and willing to work on change. They take our quote and work with it daily. "Berry Butterflies, Where a Caterpillar becomes her True Self." Our biggest challenge for the year would be staying focused as a group and educating others on how best to treat one another.

My students are young females who have been with the group for 5 years and am graduating High School.

They have successfully completed the work necessary for the butterfly change.

We currently have 58 members in the group, and 12 will be graduating this year. The girls have worked hard to achieve academic excellence and some are already honor roll students. We stress community service and we work on self-awareness, self-confidence and bringing our sisters with us along for the ride toward success. We are in what the state of NJ considers a struggling school in an urban district, so the students face many social and economic challenges, but they want so much more.

My Project

Since Berry's Butterflies started seven years ago, the program has graduated five seniors. This year, we will have double that number by graduating twelve seniors in one year. This record number comes with lots of needs.

The twelve students who will be graduating are in need of some essential supplies, the kind of things all college students need to have a positive jump start.The comforter set alone will give them the main ingredient for the college dorm life.

These students are up against community stress but have risen above the challenges. This jump start will help the families with supplies for their daughters.

Mrs. Berry's Butterflies
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 12 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics 5-Piece Bed-In-A-Bag - Twin/Twin Extra-Long, Navy Simple Plaid, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $104.99 3 $314.97
Magicfly Pop-Up Hamper, Foldable Pop-Up Mesh Hamper with Reinforced Carry Handles, Laundry Mesh Basket Blue, Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $13.99 6 $83.94
COMMERCIAL PREMIUM 6 PIECE BATH TOWEL SET BY MARTEX - 6 Bath Towels, Home, Business, Shower, Tub, Gym, Pool - Machine Washable, Absorbent, Professional Grade, Hotel Quality - GRAY • Amazon Business $33.32 2 $66.64
iPEGTOP Portable Mesh Shower Caddy, Quick Dry Shower Tote Hanging Bath & Toiletry Organizer Bag with 9 Storage Pockets, Double Handles for College Dorm, Travel, Gym & Camping, Black • Amazon Business $4.48 12 $53.76
AmazonBasics Washcloth - Pack of 24, Grey • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

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