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Mr. Herendeen from Makawao HI is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help My Students Grow

Help me give my students snacks and batteries.

  • $280 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Teaching on a small remote island offers both challenges and advantages. Many of my students have known their classmates and also their classmates' families since before they started first grade. However, accessing the outside world and technology can be very difficult. There is often a difficult adjustment period when traveling to the mainland United States or out of the country.

My high school juniors are a mixture of demographics.

It's a melting pot of ethnicity, economic backgrounds, and ability levels. But we all learn and grow together. Our district draws from the largest area in the state and may live out of wifi range and don't own computers at home.

As a special education teacher at a school where free and reduced lunch hovers near 50%, often times the difference between paying attention and not or completing work or not is hunger.

My Project

Aloha, we've all experienced what it's like to try to concentrate when hungry. For many students, this is a daily concern. Teachers often share parts of their lunch; an apple here or a yogurt there. But students know they are taking from their teachers. They don't like this feeling.

In my classroom, I try to use snacks to motivate and reward learners.

I use it as a way to feed them, but also make them feel like they earned the reward. I try to fill their belly and their heart. Any donation will be much appreciated! Mahalo for your support.

Mr. Herendeen
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Break Box Big Party Snack Mix, Assorted, 75/Pack (700-S0026) • Quill.com $65.44 1 $65.44
Cheez-It Variety Pack, 1.5 oz, 45 Count • Quill.com $24.64 1 $24.64
Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Straws Chips, Variety, 1 Oz., 30/Carton (220-00413) • Quill.com $23.79 1 $23.79
Sunchips Chips, Variety, 1.5 Oz., 30/Carton (295-00009) • Quill.com $21.24 1 $21.24
Duracell Procell Alkaline Batteries, AA, 24/Pack (PC1500BKD01) • Quill.com $21.24 1 $21.24
Quill Brand Medium-Duty Plastic Cutlery Forks, White, 300/Box • Quill.com $11.04 1 $11.04

Materials cost

$167.39

Vendor shipping charges

$30.00

State sales tax

$7.37

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$237.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.87

Total project goal

$279.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$279.14

5 Donors

-$240.00

Donations toward project cost

-$204.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.00

match offer

-$39.14

Match offer toward project cost

-$33.27

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.87

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$0.00

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