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Ms. Brownlee from Indianapolis IN is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need warm clothing like jackets and long sleeve polos, food like goldfish, poptarts, and granola bars. They also need hygiene products like deodorant and convenience kits that include toothpaste, shampoo, toothbrush, and razors.

  • $1,073 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful." Mary Shelley, Frankenstein. I am a Special Education teacher in a large, urban school district. I can tell you that it takes a whole lot of fearless to be a student with a learning disability.

My students are amazing individuals.

They come to school every day knowing that they don't necessarily learn like everyone else, but they put their heart and soul into everything they do. I always tell them that if they are willing to put in the effort, I will make sure that they get everything they need out of their education, and hopefully more. I want my students to learn that hard work is it's own reward, and that a good attitude can get you almost anywhere you want to go.

My Project

I teach 127 middle schoolers ages 10-15. My students on a daily basis come to school without having their basic needs met. They often come to me for snacks because they have not eaten, looking for clean clothes because they weren't able to wash theirs, and for hygiene projects. I try to provide all of these items to kids because I know they cannot learn without having their basic needs met first. I need help providing these essential items to the kids I teach. This project will help provide food, clothes, and hygiene products to 127 kids! The items will be kept in our behavioral facilitators room where the kids feel comfortable and whenever they ask or we see they need an item; they can retrieve it from there. Kids should not have to learn on an empty stomach or worry about finding warm clothes in winter. This project will make a huge difference for the kids at my school. Thank you for your help!

Ms. Brownlee
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
U.S. Polo Assn. Big Boys' Classic Polo Shirt, Black/White, 14/16 • Amazon Business $16.99 5 $84.95
Bienzoe Girl's School Uniforms Stretchy Twill Adjust Waist Flat Front Pants Khaki Size 14 • Amazon Business $18.98 4 $75.92
CONVENIENCE KITS Women’s Pantene Travel Kit, Olay Body Wash, Crest Toothpaste, TSA Approved, Gifts for Women, Travel Size Toiletries, Travel Accessories, Hygiene Kit, Travel Gifts – 10 Piece Kit • Amazon Business $14.95 5 $74.75
Convenience Kits Men's Deluxe, Man On the Go, 9 Piece Travel Kit • Amazon Business $14.50 5 $72.50
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Variety Pack, K-12 Food Service Approved, 0.84 Oz, 58 Count • Amazon Business $13.99 5 $69.95
Columbia Big Boys' Steens Mt II Fleece, Charcoal Heather, Large • Amazon Business $22.52 3 $67.56
U.S. Polo Assn. Boys' Classic Polo Shirt, Engine Red, 10/12 • Amazon Business $16.50 4 $66.00
Columbia Big Boys' Steens Mt II Fleece, Collegiate Navy, Medium • Amazon Business $21.99 3 $65.97
Pop-Tarts Breakfast Toaster Pastries, Frosted Strawberry Flavored, Family Pack, 58.6 oz (32 Count) • Amazon Business $7.33 6 $43.98
Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Crackers, Classic Mix, 29 oz, Variety Pack, Box, Snack Packs, Pack Of 30 • Amazon Business $9.98 4 $39.92
Dickies Big Boys' Short Sleeve Pique Polo Shirt, Dark Navy, Medium (10/12) • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
The Children's Place Big Girls' Uniform Short Sleeve Polo, White 3378, Large/10/12 • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
AXE Antiperspirant Stick for Men, Dark Temptation, 2.7 Oz (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $12.42 2 $24.84
'Beverly Hills Polo Club 3 Pack of Girls\' Long Sleeve Interlock Uniform Polo Shirts, Size 12, Navy' • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
'Beverly Hills Polo Club 3 Pack of Girls\' Long Sleeve Interlock Uniform Polo Shirts, Size 12, Red' • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Secret Original Sheer Clean Scent Women's Invisible Solid Ph Balanced Antiperspirant & Deodorant 2.6 Oz (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $19.74 1 $19.74
Bienzoe Big Boy's School Uniforms Flat Front Adjust Waist Pants Khaki Size 14 • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
Bienzoe Big Boy's School Uniforms Flat Front Adjust Waist Pants Khaki Size 12 • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
AXE Deodorant Body Spray Dark Temptation 150 Ml / 5.07 Oz (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $17.01 1 $17.01
Bienzoe Big Boy's School Uniforms Flat Front Adjust Waist Pants Navy Size 14 • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98

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