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Ms. Rybak from Indianapolis IN is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping Warm in Winter Weather

Help me give my students hats, gloves, blankets, snacks and soup so that they can stay warm this winter!

  • $1,190 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Twenty excited kindergartners burst through my door every school day! Our fast-paced schedule is jam-packed with songs, games, and activities as we learn to read, write and count. At this young age, children are full of curiosity and brimming with enough energy to power the whole city!

I teach in a high-poverty, inner-city public school in Indianapolis.

We are a Title I school with 100% free breakfast, lunch, and snack services for our students. Our school has classes from pre-K through sixth grade. Most of my kindergarteners are English language learners. Our classroom is a wonderful place. When you walk in, you can always hear the busy hum of children in both English and Spanish as they work with each other. Our classroom is an inclusion classroom, and one of my favorite things about teaching is hearing my students help, encourage, and care for their peers with special needs. Throughout the year, we work hard each and every single day. We laugh and learn together, cheer on each other's accomplishments, and encourage each other when the work seems too tough.

My Project

Help me give my kindergarten some resources that will keep them warm in the upcoming winter weather!

Most of my students are facing the challenges of poverty.

It is hard to concentrate on school when you are feeling cold, hungry, or dirty. For many of my students, winter is the harshest of seasons.

For these reasons, I would like to be able to send them home with a hat, gloves, toothpaste, lotion, chapstick, and soap so they can come to school feeling clean and warm. I would also like to provide them with some comforting items to keep them warm and remind them they are loved such as a fleece blanket, soup, and snacks. My plan is to put it all in a plastic container that my students can use to store food in at home without the worry of mice or other critters getting into it.

Every child deserves to be warm in the winter!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sterilite 17531712 15 Quart/14 Liter ClearView Latch Box, Clear with Sweet Plum Latches, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $79.76 2 $159.52
Little Starter Plush Toddler Blanket, Grey Dot • Amazon Business $5.56 20 $111.20
REDESS Kids Winter Warm Fleece Lined Hat, Baby Toddler Children's Beanie Pom Pom Knit Cap for Girls and Boys • Amazon Business $19.99 5 $99.95
REDESS Kids Winter Warm Fleece Lined Hat, Baby Toddler Children's Beanie Pom Pom Knit Cap for Girls and Boys • Amazon Business $19.99 5 $99.95
Dove Sensitive Skin Unscented 16-4 OZ Bar Soaps, 64 OZ • Amazon Business $25.97 2 $51.94
Campbell's Soup on the Go, Classic Tomato, 11.1 Ounce (Pack of 8) • Amazon Business $12.31 3 $36.93
Campbell's Soup on the Go, Chicken & Star Shaped Pasta, 10.75 oz (Pack of 8) • Amazon Business $10.95 3 $32.85
Campbell's Soup on the Go, Creamy Chicken, 10.9 Ounce (Pack of 8) • Amazon Business $10.15 3 $30.45
Snyder's of Hanover Pretzels Variety 100 Calorie Packs, 22 Count (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $29.96 1 $29.96
Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches, 1.35 lb • Amazon Business $14.66 2 $29.32
N'Ice Caps Womens Bulky Cable Knit Hat/Scarf/Converter Glove Set (Womens one size fits all, Black) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
N'Ice Caps Women's Bulky Cable Knit Hat/Scarf/Converter Glove Set (Womens one size fits all, Grey) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Gelante Toddler/Children Winter Knitted Magic Gloves Wholesale Lot 6-12 Pairs 9903-001-(2-6Y) • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
Chapstick Classic Strawberry 0.15oz - Pack of 24 - Skin protectant moisturizer • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
REDESS Women Winter Pom Pom Beanie Hat with Warm Fleece Lined, Thick Slouchy Snow Knit Skull Ski Cap • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Crackers, Classic Mix, 29 oz, Variety Pack, Box, Snack Packs, Pack Of 30 • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
Annie's Chewy Gluten Free Granola Bars, Oatmeal Cookie, 4.9 Ounce(2 Pack) by Annie's Homegrown • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Colgate Total Clean Mint Toothpaste-0.75 oz, Travel Trial size - CASE PACK of 24 tubes • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Keebler Crackers, Pepper Jack (1.38-Ounce Pack), 8-Count Sandwiches (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
ChapStick Limited Edition Cake Batter, 12-Stick Refill Pack • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer, 1 Ounce (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
REDESS Slouchy Beanie Hat for Men and Women 2 Pack Winter Warm Chunky Soft Oversized Cable Knit Cap (Two Packs Black & Light Gray) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
REDESS Women Winter Pom Pom Beanie Hat with Warm Fleece Lined, Thick Slouchy Snow Knit Skull Ski Cap • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
REDESS Women Winter Pom Pom Beanie Hat with Warm Fleece Lined, Thick Slouchy Snow Knit Skull Ski Cap • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Campbell's Soup on the Go Chicken & Mini Round Noodles Soup, 10.75 oz. Cup (Pack of 8) • Amazon Business $12.72 1 $12.72
Cheez-It Baked Snack Cheese Crackers, Original, Single Serve, 1.5 oz Bags (36 Count) • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51

Materials cost

$966.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,011.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$178.48

Total project goal

$1,189.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,189.85

7 Donors

-$237.79

Donations toward project cost

-$202.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.92

match offer

-$951.18

Match offer toward project cost

-$808.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$142.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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