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Mrs. Burke from Bronx NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Homeless Children Need Necessities!

My students need basic necessities like breakfast, snacks, notebooks and pencils!

  • $198 goal

This project expired on December 2, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students I work with are in a low-income area, with not many resources readily provided for them. Many of my students live in the local homeless shelters because of their unfortunate family situations. They want to learn and do well, but unfortunately, sometimes their circumstances do not allow for it. Many of my students are new to the country and are ELL students. They come from families where English is not often spoken. For many of my students, their first experience in America is in my class.

My students are very special and unique because they not only have to learn to adapt to living in a new country, but they also need to figure out how to be educated in an American school and adapt to living in shelters until their families can afford a proper home.

My Project

Many of my students live in a very poor neighborhood and come from families that have very sad and tragic backgrounds. Many of my students are homeless and live with one parent and many siblings in the local homeless shelters. They are hungry when they come to school because they did not have dinner the night before. The granola bars and healthy snacks will help them get through the day. I will often send them home with some snacks as well. Being they can't even afford food, they certainly can't afford to purchase necessities for doing well in school like notebooks and pencils. The supplies in this project will help my students do well physically and academically.

Mrs. Burke
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Composition Book, Wide Rule, 9 3/4 X 7 1/2, White, 100 Sheets, 12/pk • Staples Advantage $54.99 1 $54.99
Healthy Low Calorie Snack Box (700-00005) • Staples Advantage $39.99 1 $39.99
Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry, & Strawberry, 48/Case • Staples Advantage $22.99 1 $22.99
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • Staples Advantage $17.49 1 $17.49

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