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Mrs. Weeks Shoemaker from Phoenix AZ is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hungry Kids Can't Learn!

Help me give my students nourishment. Many times a week my students come to school hungry. Even if they get free or reduced meals, what they eat at school may be all the eat all day.

  • $222 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in Central Phoenix, in a Title I school. We have a large population receiving free or reduced-price lunch, and many of my students can't afford basic school supplies. I work hard at helping my students believe in themselves and setting high expectations in both their academic life and personal life.

My students want to be the best person that they can be.

Our school is often compared to a wealthier school nearby and our kids understand they have monetary limitations their counterparts do not and that often hurts their pride. We, as a school, work hard to help our kids strive for their personal best and help in every way we can.

My Project

I want my students to have the best of everything. That includes food. Many of my students are on the free and reduced meal programs and often the only times they eat each day are at school. I would like to have small snacks to help the kids get through the day. I know sometimes asking for help is difficult for these kids, they are proud. I want them to be able to grab what they need out of the pantry and not feel less about themselves.

If a child is hungry, they cannot learn.

That is a fact. Many of my students have jobs, not to buy clothes and have fun but because their families need the income. If I can do just a little bit to help my kids, it is worth it. Every child deserves to be the best they can be. Hunger should never be an obstacle.

Mrs. Weeks Shoemaker
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Break Box Healthy Snack Mix, Assorted, 37/Box (700-S0005) • Staples Advantage $43.99 1 $43.99
Break Box Party Snack Mix, Assorted, 45/Box (700-S0003) • Staples Advantage $43.99 1 $43.99
Nutri-Grain Bars, Variety, 1.3 oz., 48/Carton (KEE05872) • Staples Advantage $25.99 1 $25.99
Grandma's Cookies, Variety, 36/Carton (FRI14867) • Staples Advantage $16.99 1 $16.99
Austin Cookies & Crackers, Variety, 1.52 oz., 45/Carton (KEE48570) • Staples Advantage $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$145.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$188.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.28

Total project goal

$221.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$221.86

1 Donor

-$62.86

Donations toward project cost

-$62.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$147.91

Match offer toward project cost

-$125.72

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.19

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.09

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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