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Mrs. Garcia from Bronx NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Homelessness Should Not Deter High Performance in School

Help me give my students much-needed resources to function in school while minimizing the negative effects of homelessness. Students will explore emotions, learn skills to cope, and receive basic materials to enhance their learning experience.

  • $571 goal

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My Students

I work in an underprivileged neighborhood where most of my students come from low-income households and lack basic necessities. A lot of them have gone through traumatic events, which include: homelessness, emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse; domestic violence; family history of substance abuse or mental illness; divorce; abandonment; foster care placement, etc.

My school is located in an area in the Bronx, where a great number of families experience homelessness, and many of our students lack basic necessities due to their housing situation, which intensifies the traumas they've gone through.

Many of them come to school tired, hungry and some look disheveled. This interferes with their concentration, and their ability to learn and maintain meaningful relationships with peers.

My Project

The articles requested will help my students perform socially and academically even through the huddle of homelessness.

The books and poppets will be used to build social, emotional mechanisms to cope or help others cope with their current situation, as well as build interpersonal relationships despite their traumatic events in order to avoid withdrawal or feelings of inadequacy in the mist of their circumstances.

Other basic toiletries will be given to students so they do self-care in order to prevent poor hygiene due to lack of resources. School supplies, such as notebooks, book bags will be used to enhance their ability to perform in the classroom.

Mrs. Garcia
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR650X - Let’s Talk! Kid Puppets - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
LC168 - Jumbo People Shapes™ • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
AA708 - Moods & Emotions Mirrors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Social Skills Board Games, 6 • AKJ Education $26.97 1 $26.97
TRAVELWELL Individually Wrapped 30ml Shampoo & Conditioner 2 in 1, 25 Bottles + 30ml Body Lotion, 25 Bottles + Round Tissue Pleated 28g Cleaning Travel Soap In Bulk, 25 Bars • Amazon Business $22.98 1 $22.98
Freshmint Toothpaste, Unboxed, Metallic Tube, 0.6 oz, 144 Case • Amazon Business $22.38 1 $22.38
Mead Composition Books/Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", Fashion, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack (73389) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! Activity Guide for Teachers • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Social Skills Games& Activities for Kids With Autism • AKJ Education $16.02 1 $16.02
Degree Men Original Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant, Cool Rush, 2.7 oz, 4 count • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
Medline MDS136000 Latex Free Individually Wrapped Adult Toothbrushes (Pack of 144) • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack - Fresh Scent and Citrus Blend - 3 Canisters - 75 Wipes each • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
Trailmaker Multi-Color Backpack For Boys & Men With Padded Straps (Black) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Trailmaker Multi-Color Backpack For Boys & Men With Padded Straps (Navy) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Trailmaker Multi-Color Backpack With Padded Straps (Biscay Green) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Trailmaker Multi-Color Backpack With Padded Straps (Dusk Blue) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Peer Pressure Gauge • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
Forgive and Let Go! • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Accept And Value Each Person • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Sargent Art Premium Coloring Pencils, Pack of 50 Assorted Colors, 22-7251 • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
Friendship is Like a Seesaw • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Fill a Bucket • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Honesty • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Winning by Teamwork • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Miremos el lado positivo (Look On The Bright Side) • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53

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