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Ms. Schmidt from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Life Essentials: 5th Graders Made Healthier and Happier

My students need 10 backpacks, 10 packs of hand sanitizers, and snacks including trail mix & fruit snacks.

  • $404 goal

This project expired on April 3, 2016.

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My Students

My students are dedicated scholars. They work hard at everything in their lives. One of biggest challenges my students face is academic equity. They do not have basic supplies, but they need them. Food in their bellies and bags on their backs will help level the playing field for my students.

My students are ethnically diverse.

I have many native Spanish speaking students, Pacific Islanders, and native English speaking students. All of my students come from low income households. My school is on the rough side of town, but my students have hearts of gold.

My Project

The backpacks, hand sanitizers, and snacks like trail mix & fruit snacks will help my students be more successful and healthy. The snacks will be great energy boosters on slow days. The backpacks will help students organize their lives better, so they can bring homework between school and home. My classroom is in a trailer without running water, so the hand sanitizer will help my students stay healthy.

These items will improve my students quality of life here at school.

They will feel more clean because of the sanitizer. The backpacks will make it so students can shuttle things between school and home. The snacks will provide sustenance for students when they are hungry.

Ms. Schmidt
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kellogg's Mixed Berry Fruit Snacks, 48/Ct • Staples Advantage $45.09 2 $90.18
Planters Nuts & Chocolate Trail Mix, 2 oz., 72/Ct • Staples Advantage $62.49 1 $62.49
Targus - Shasta Laptop Backpack - Black • Best Buy Education $11.46 5 $57.30
Sumdex - Venture Laptop Backpack - Red • Best Buy Education $9.90 5 $49.50
Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Gel, Pump, 12 oz., 1/EA • Staples Advantage $4.89 10 $48.90

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