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Mrs. Aldridge from Crystal Lake IL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Our Kindness Club Make an Impact

My students need your support to purchase hygiene and food products to make and deliver packages to those that are experiencing homelessness around Crystal Lake.

  • $301 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I would like to take a few minutes to introduce my students and this special project we are hoping you can help us fund!

My students are 5th graders who have chosen to be part of the Kindness Club.

We are a school in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Over half of the student population lives in a low-income household. However, that does not stop them from wanting to make a difference right in their own neighborhoods. With this funded project, students will help those that are less fortunate. Students will use the items that are funded, to make bags for those that are experiencing homelessness.

Many of my fifth grade students might not have an abundance of financial resources, but what they do have is an abundance of curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and helping others.

My Project

I am running an after-school Kindness Club. The students involved in the club will be making our school and local community better, by helping others through Random Acts of Kindness. One "mission" that our club will be working on, is collecting hygiene essentials for students that, unfortunately, do not have them at home, as well as those that are at the local homeless shelter.

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

We are asking for your support to purchase hygiene and food products to make and deliver packages to homeless people around Crystal Lake so they can stay clean and healthy!

We believe that supporting our local homeless shelter and disadvantaged families will give them strength to have a better day and better life!

We need hygiene products such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, wash clothes, and soap. We are also asking for healthy snacks for those that are less fortunate.

We will be putting together packages and making cards that contain inspirational messages to instill belief in the less fortunate that they are valuable and they deserve basic necessities!

Mrs. Aldridge
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sahale Snacks Grab and Go Pecans Glazed Mix Gluten-Free Snack, Banana Rum, 18 Count • Amazon Business $30.70 1 $30.70
Royal Wash Cloth Towels by, 60-Pack, 100% Natural Cotton, 12 x 12, Soft and Absorbent, Machine Washable, White (60-Pack) • Amazon Business $27.49 1 $27.49
Snack Variety Pack, Healthy Bars Sampler & Care Package in an elegant Blue Ribbon Gift Box (30 count) by Blue Ribbon • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
BERGMAN KELLY Travel Soap Bars, Hotel Size Bulk Toiletries (1 Oz, 100 Pack); Small Individual Wrap Soap in Travel Sizes for AirBnB, Motel, Guest Bathroom, Travel Size Luxury Bulk Hotel Bar Soap • Amazon Business $22.89 1 $22.89
Freshmint Toothpaste, Unboxed, Metallic Tube, 0.6 oz, 144 Case • Amazon Business $22.38 1 $22.38
100 Toothbrush Standard Classic Medium Soft Individually wrapped • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Pacon Kraft Bags, 6”x3-5/8”x11”, White, 100 bags/pack, (72020) • Amazon Business $9.38 2 $18.76
Sahale Snacks All Natural Nut Blends Grab And Go Variety Pack (1.5 oz x 12 Packs) with 2 x 2" Snack Clips • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
BERGMAN KELLY Hotel Shampoo, Hotel Toiletries Bulk (100 Pack, 0.5 Fl Oz) Bulk Travel Size Shampoo Amenities for Guest Hospitality, Motel, Air BnB, Gym; Mini Luxury Shampoo, Small Sample Toiletries • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
KIND Bars, Nuts and Spices Variety Pack, Gluten Free, Low Sugar, 1.4 Ounce Bars, 12 Count • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Planters Nut 24 Count-Variety Pack, 2 Lb 8.5 Ounce • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89

Materials cost

$222.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$255.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.08

Total project goal

$300.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$300.56

2 Donors

-$150.00

Donations toward project cost

-$127.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

match offer

-$150.56

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.98

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.58

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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