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Ms. Trussell from Milton FL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learners Gotta Learn!

My students need snacks to keep their stomachs full, band-aids because sometimes accidents happen, and hard candies for when we have nervous testing tummies!

  • $413 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students at our school have worked hard to excel and aim for excellence. We have brought our school grade up in the past few years while overcoming great odds. Each year the community supports where they can but, unfortunately, finances are tight in our area.

Compared to the rest of the county, our school has twice the average percentage of students with special needs, twice the average percentage of students who are homeless, and has the highest poverty rate in the county as 88% of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch.

My Project

The little things. When we go on trips, we often forget those. When preparing for classrooms, those are the things we run out of and find students are asking for most frequently.

My students need simple snacks, quality band-aids, and hard candies for testing to feel comfortable and cared for in our classroom, so that they feel safe to learn.

Because many of our students are getting on the bus before 6:30am, and are not eating lunch until after 11:30am, they get hungry in between. Having snacks available for those students who are eligible for the free/reduced lunch plan, or those who sometimes forget allows me to keep their bodies fueled while they learn so that they are not distracted by a growling stomach.

A wet paper towel followed by a dry off then a good band-aid really is a cure for most classroom ailments. (Please know that I do utilize the school nurse, but sometimes students become frequent flyers to her office!) Having quality band-aids that stick prevents us from going through near as many band-aids in general!

Some days students come to me with nervous stomachs. A dog may have run away, or a parent is traveling, or they are worried about their big test. When this happens, often a piece of hard candy and a good pep talk will ease those nerves and help them feel more confident to conquer the day.Having individually prepacked foods also allows our school to utilize a “Friday Friends” program where our students who are designated as homeless can take home easy to eat, or minimal preparation needed, food in their backpacks for themselves and younger siblings. Small items such as toiletries and bandages can sometimes be added to these care packages as well, if we know there is a need, on a case by case basis, because unfortunately, these items are harder to come by for the schools too.

Ms. Trussell
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rold Gold Tiny Twists Pretzels, 1 oz. Bags, 88 Bags/Box • Quill.com $38.24 3 $114.72
BAND-AID Brand Flexible Fabric Adhesive Bandages, Assorted Sizes, 100 Count/Box (Model:115078) • Quill.com $7.19 10 $71.90
Welch's Mixed Fruits Snacks, 0.9 Oz, 66 Count (209-00320) • Quill.com $23.79 3 $71.37
Candy Jar Hard Candy Party Mix, 5 Lb (220-00039) • Quill.com $19.20 3 $57.60

Materials cost

$315.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$350.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.82

Total project goal

$412.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$412.14

28 Donors

-$258.84

Donations toward project cost

-$221.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.87

Matching donations from our partners

-$151.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$128.35

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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