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Ms. Hoster from Roxbury MA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Students Get Their Basic Needs Met This Winter

Help me give my students food, warmth, and essentials to support them through their winter and education!

  • $635 goal

This project expired on April 6, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are a group of diverse learners who have faced several barriers in their personal and educational journey. While all of them come from low-income households and have struggled to be successful in traditional high school settings, many of them have also had complex trauma histories and continue to face day-to-day obstacles preventing them from getting their basic needs met. Community violence, caring for younger siblings, witnessing domestic violence, food insecurity, and housing insecurity are among the many challenges our students are all too familiar with.

Despite their adversaries, our students model resilience, integrity, scholarship, and empowerment, and strive to not only achieve a high school diploma, but also goals as a lifelong learner and active member of society.

As a competency-based and trauma-sensitive school, we aim to provide our students with a safe, supportive, and educationally appropriate environment. Our students engage through hybrid learning models to meet students where they are in their learning. They’re able to access the curriculum through challenging and relevant content, experiential education, community service experiences, work-study opportunities, and project-based and capstone assessments. Through this model, our students can access an education and experience success and genuine self-worth.

My Project

As the school adjustment counselor, students often approach me in need of personal hygiene products, clothing, and food, and am seldom able to provide them with all the items they need. Many students often report going without meals, brushing their teeth, routinely bathing or washing their hair, and/or wearing clean socks, as it is their only option. This project would allow me to alleviate some of these necessities that most of us take for granted. Hats, gloves, and wool socks would provide students with the warmth in the upcoming winter months during their commutes to and from school. The food items throughout - cereal, oatmeal, Pop-Tarts, etc.- will be available for the many students that come to school without the opportunity to eat breakfast or otherwise. The various other items, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc. are for students to attend to their personal hygiene and health.

“...Before students can excel at their full potential, we must ensure their basic needs are met,” Tony Kline, Ph.D.

By funding this project, I would be able to help so many of my students with the necessities they need to enter the classroom feeling ready to learn. Furthermore, this project supports our students' physical health, confidence, and overall well-being, which transcends beyond the classroom.

Ms. Hoster
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 65 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PERT PLUS 2IN1 SHAMPOO 1.7 OZ (case of 36) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Carnival Wet Wipes (Pack of 36(v1)) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Personal Wet Wipes, Premium Moist Towelettes Fragrance of Carnival Flowers, Great for Camping & Travel, Personal Hygiene Wipes, Pocket Size (36) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Falari 12 Pairs Thermal Socks Winter Ultra Warm Boot Socks Fits Size 10-15 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Gelante Unisex Beanie Cap Knitted Warm Solid Color Multi-Packs (12 Pack: Black) • Amazon Business $25.95 1 $25.95
Dynarex Adult Hairbrushes, Ivory, 12 Count • Amazon Business $12.50 2 $25.00
Degree Men Ultra Clear Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Black + White Travel Size 0.5 Ounce Pack of 18 • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Degree Shower Clean Dry Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant Stick, 0.5 oz (Pack of 18) • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
Winter Magic Gloves, 12 Pairs Stretchy Warm Knit Bulk Pack Mens Womens, Wholesale (12 Pairs Assorted #3) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Nestle Carnation Breakfast Essentials - Classic French Vanilla - Drink Mix - 30 Servings Value Pack! • Amazon Business $23.50 1 $23.50
12 Pack Winter Beanies, Unisex, Warm Cold Weather Hats Foldover Cuffed Skull Cap Men and Women (12 Pack Assorted Solids) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Crest Pro-Health Whitening Power Smooth Formula 0.85 Oz, Travel Size,PACK OF 36 • Amazon Business $21.81 1 $21.81
Degree Dry Protection Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant, Shower Clean, 0.5 Ounce, 18 Count • Amazon Business $19.86 1 $19.86
Coobey 12 Pairs Winter Magic Gloves Stretchy Warm Knit Gloves with Mesh Storage Bag for Men or Women (Black, Length 8.3 inches) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Halls Honey Lemon Cough Drops - with Menthol - 180 Drops (20 sticks of 9 drops) • Amazon Business $16.59 1 $16.59
Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer, 1 Ounce (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Quaker Instant Oatmeal Variety Pack, Breakfast Cereal, 48 Count • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Austin, Cookies and Crackers, Variety Pack, 68.4 (45 Packs) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Austin, Cookies and Crackers, Variety Pack, 68.4 (45 Packs) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
40 Toothbrushes Lot Wholesale Standard Classic Medium Soft Toothbrush • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Kraft Easy Mac Original Macaroni and Cheese Dinner 18 Microwaveable Single Serve Packets • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
Kraft Easy Mac Original Macaroni and Cheese Dinner 18 Microwaveable Single Serve Packets • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Pop-Tarts Breakfast Toaster Pastries, Flavored Variety Pack, Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon, Frosted Strawberry, 57.5 oz (32 Count) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Quaker Instant Oatmeal Variety Pack, Breakfast Cereal, 48 Count • Amazon Business $10.37 1 $10.37
Advil (50 Packets of 2 Capsules) Pain Reliever / Fever Reducer Coated Tablet, Individually Sealed, 200mg Ibuprofen, Temporary Pain Relief, Travel Pack • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Kellogg's Breakfast Cereal, Assortment Pack, Frosted Flakes, Frosted Mini-Wheats, Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, and Rice Krispies, 32.7 oz Tray (30 Count) • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Kellogg's Breakfast Cereal, Assortment Pack, Frosted Flakes, Frosted Mini-Wheats, Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, and Rice Krispies, 32.7 oz Tray (30 Count) • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Playtex Sport Tampons with Flex-Fit Technology, Regular and Super Multi-Pack, Unscented - 50 Count • Amazon Business $8.68 1 $8.68

Materials cost

$502.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$539.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.24

Total project goal

$634.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$634.93

1 Donor

-$126.99

Donations toward project cost

-$107.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.05

match offer

-$507.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$431.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.19

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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