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Ms. Camany from Salinas CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Homeless Students Living in Encampments and Cars Need Basic Necessities

My students need basic necessities such as laundry detergent, hygiene items, and snacks to help them come to school ready to learn with more confidence.

  • $992 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Salinas City Elementary School District has a Family Resource Center that serves homeless and foster youth. Last school year, 2017-2018, our staff identified 3,335 homeless students. This is 37% of our district!

Students receive school clothing or uniforms, sweater or coat, socks, shoes, belts, backpacks, school supplies, personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush/comb, soap/washcloth, reading books, non-perishable food, blankets, tarps, umbrellas, alarm clocks, bus passes, shower passes, and other resources to help ensure success and continuity in their educational process.

Hope is also an important aspect of what our Family Resource Center provides to these needy families. Hope creates an idea that goals can be achieved. The Center provides a seed of hope to the children creating a desire in them to do their best in school and understand that they too have an opportunity to go to college, to have a career, and to end the poverty they are experiencing as children when they are adults. This supporting environment helps children to understand their self-worth and heighten their self-esteem. The program offers a truth to homeless/foster children that they desperately need to know...that every child in America has a right & opportunity to achieve their dreams through education.

My Project

Many homeless and foster children fall behind in school. This creates frustration in the children, the feeling of inadequacy, truancy, anger, and a downhill slope in self-esteem and school grades. It is the goal of our program to lift these children up by providing them with basic school supplies, uniforms, shoes, and support that will level the field for them at school. We are specifically requesting laundry, hygiene, and snack items for our homeless students living in encampments and cars.

Students attending school fully equipped experience a huge boost in morale overall.

Homeless and foster children are then less self-conscious and can focus their energy on learning.

Just like many other organizations we have also received extreme budget cuts. We reach out to the community for the sake of our homeless and foster children in Salinas. Partners like you help us to make a difference in the lives of people in great need. For that and your heart, we are so very thankful.

Ms. Camany
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tide PODS Free & Gentle HE Laundry Detergent, 72 Pods/Pack • Quill.com $17.84 10 $178.40
Tide PODS Spring Meadow HE Laundry Detergent, 72 Pods/Pack (PGC 50978) • Quill.com $17.84 8 $142.72
Blue Diamond Almonds Grab & Go Bags, 32 Count (220-00512) • Quill.com $23.79 5 $118.95
Biscoff Cookies, .22 oz. Packs, 100 Packs/Box • Quill.com $17.84 4 $71.36
Premium Plus Adult Toothbrush Blank • Quill.com $0.49 144 $70.56
Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars Peanut, 1.2 Oz, 48 Count (GEM16879) • Quill.com $16.99 4 $67.96
Junior Classic Toothbrush Blank • Quill.com $0.29 144 $41.76
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Fresh Scent and Citrus Blend, 35 Wipes/Canister, 3 Canisters/Value Pack (CLO 30112) • Quill.com $7.99 3 $23.97
Kleenex Go Pack Facial Tissues, 3-Ply, 10 Sheets/Pouch, 3 Pouches/Pack • Quill.com $1.27 15 $19.05

Materials cost

$734.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$67.23

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$842.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.76

Total project goal

$991.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$991.74

1 Donor

-$495.87

Donations toward project cost

-$421.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.38

match offer

-$495.87

Match offer toward project cost

-$421.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.38

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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