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Mrs. Piscitelli from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping Warm at School!

My students need uniform polo shirts and warm zip-up fleece hoodies to stay warm in our school.

  • $697 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My special needs students are diverse, determined, and driven. My students are from Chicago and come from hard-working and loving parents. However, their neighborhood is a high crime poverty area. My school has a 90% poverty rate. Several of my students speak a different language at home.

Every child at my school receives free lunch.

My students may come from a single parent in the home, or not knowing where their next meal is coming from, but they are eager to learn. Many of my students lack the essentials, such as comfortable shirts or warm hoodies for school.

My Project

As a teacher who truly cares about her students, it is my wish to provide them with at least a small portion of essential clothing to wear to school. When I ask some of my students why they don’t wear warm clothing, they will say that their caregiver cannot afford extra clothing. At times, other students will explain that their family is only able to obtain the necessary items such as paying the rent, bills, and buying food. Your generous donation will mean that a child will have a clean shirt or a warm hoodie to come to school to learn.

Every child deserves to have essentials for living.

It breaks my heart to witness them shivering from the cold Chicago weather which is unpredictable. I will be able to provide warm Columbia fleece hoodies to students who need them. I will also distribute the polo shirts to students that are in need of new ones. With your help, at least some of my students will get what are really bare essentials for most of us.

Mrs. Piscitelli
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Columbia Women''s Benton Springs Full Zip Fleece Jacket (S) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $34.99 4 $139.96
Columbia Women''s Benton Springs Full Zip Fleece Jacket (M) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $34.99 4 $139.96
Prince Boys Match Short Sleeve Polo (XL) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $24.99 4 $99.96
Columbia Men's Steens Mountain Full Zip 2.0 Soft Fleece Jacket, Collegiate Navy, Large • Amazon Business $34.00 2 $68.00
Columbia Men's Steens Mountain Full Zip 2.0 Soft Fleece Jacket, Collegiate Navy, Medium • Amazon Business $34.00 2 $68.00

Materials cost

$515.88

Vendor shipping charges

$37.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$591.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.40

Total project goal

$696.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$696.01

4 Donors

-$343.60

Donations toward project cost

-$299.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.04

match offer

-$343.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$292.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.54

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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