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Ms. Mac from Houston TX is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Life Essentials for Focused Learning

Help me give my students a microwave, snacks such as crackers and juice, hygiene products like toothpaste and shampoo and warm jackets, gloves and hats.

  • $1,770 goal

This project expired on February 6, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a group of fourth grade students who are highly motivated when they know they are cared about.

The school is 100% economically disadvantaged and most of our students rely on the meals and snacks they receive at school because oftentimes, it is all they consume that day.

Many of my students come to school after facing many obstacles in their home lives. Many families are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey and are in need of essential items.

These problems often find their way into the classroom. Some are homeless, some live in shelters, others are latchkey​ kids with no adult home for several hours after they arrive home or they are responsible for taking care of their younger siblings while their parents are working.

My Project

The items in this project will help students on and off campus. Many families were effected by Hurricane Harvey and are still in the process of trying to get back to normalcy. I am requesting a microwave so students can have warm meals when choosing snacks from the pantry. The coats, jackets and hats will be given to students who do not have warm clothing. The cookies, crackers and juice will be used as take home snacks and snacks students can consume during the school day. The personal items like feminine items and deodorant will be used for care packages when students need them.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
IRIS 5 Drawer Storage & Organizer Chest, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $46.99 3 $140.97
Nostalgia RMO7AQ Retro 0.7 Cubic Foot Microwave Oven – Aqua Blue • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Cream of Wheat, Hot Cereal to Go, Maple Brown Sugar Walnut, 2.29 Ounce (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $17.69 4 $70.76
Columbia Big Girl's Switchback Rain Jacket, Grape Gum, M • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Columbia Big Boys' Glennaker Rain Jacket, Black, Large • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
The Polar Club Big Boys' Fleece Varsity Baseball Jacket with Removable Hood (Gray- L/14-16) • Amazon Business $29.11 2 $58.22
Dove Beauty Bar, Pink, 4 oz, 20 bar • Amazon Business $23.48 2 $46.96
Nestle Chocolate Assorted Minis Bag, 40-Ounce • Amazon Business $10.39 4 $41.56
Dixie Everyday Paper Plates,10 1/16" Plate, 220 Count, Amazon Exclusive Design, 5 Packs of 44 Plates, Dinner Size Printed Disposable Plates • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Hefty Party On Plastic Party Cups (Assorted Colors, 16 Ounce, 100 Count, Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $37.97 1 $37.97
Keebler Club Crackers, Snack Stacks, Original, Grab 'N' Go, 2.08 oz Packages (6 Count)(Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $34.56 1 $34.56
FUNacho Nacho Cheese Single Serve Cups (48 count/3.5 oz each) • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Stacy's Pita Chips Variety Pack, 1.5 Ounce (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $16.50 2 $33.00
Columbia Girls' Big Switchback Rain Jacket, Pink ice, L • Amazon Business $32.00 1 $32.00
[200 SETS] 20oz Clear Plastic Disposable Cups with Dome Lids- Premium Large 20 ounces Crystal Clear PET Cup for Cold Drinks Iced Coffee Tea Juices Smoothies Slush Soda Cocktails Beer Sundae Kids Safe • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Totes Kid's Clear Bubble Umbrella with Easy Grip Handle, Dots • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Just Love 98503-BLK-14/16 Solid Polar Fleece Girls Jacket • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Vbiger 3 in 1 School Bag Waterproof Nylon Shoulder Daypack Polka Dot Bookbags Backpacks Cell Phone Messenger Bags Pencil Case (Dark Blue) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Crown Coast Camouflage, 8-Rib, Baby Boy's Umbrella • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Columbia Girls' Big Benton Springs Fleece Jacket, Pacific Rim, X-Large • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Hitarget African Head Wrap Women Wrap Scarf HT62 (Red and Yellow) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Goldfish Fudge Graham Brownie Flavor 6.6 Oz. (3 Pack) • Amazon Business $22.64 1 $22.64
Always Xtra Protection Daily Liners, Regular Feminine Panty Liners, 50 Count - Pack of 6 (300 Total Count) • Amazon Business $22.47 1 $22.47
Girl's 3 Piece Knit Hat, Scarf & Gloves Set (Pink-Black), OSFM • Amazon Business $10.98 2 $21.96
Always Infinity Size 1 Feminine Pads with Wings, Regular Absorbency, Unscented, 36 Count - Pack of 3 (108 Total Count) (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $20.91 1 $20.91
Tostitos Crispy Rounds Tortilla Chips, 3 Ounce (Pack of 28) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
French Toast Girls' Big Belted 2-Pleat Scooter, Khaki, 16 • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Chien Multi-color Urban Ladies Hair Accessory Headband,Bazin Wax Print Wrap Tie Scarf, African Head Scarf Gele Ipele (Black) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Degree Men Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Invisible Stick, Extreme Blast 2.70 oz ( Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
Jumbo Drinking Straws - 300 Pack - Extra Wide - With Recipe E-Book - BPA-Free Straws - Bright Colors - Works for Smoothies, Juices, Protein Shakes, Cocktails and More - By FUMCare • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Aneco 24 Pairs Clip-on Crystal Earrings Girls Play Earrings Princess Clip on Earrings Set for Party Favor Packed in 3 Clear Boxes with Different Styles • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Headwrap Sista Earrings / Natural Hair / African American Woman Earring / Wood Jewelry (Black) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Variety Bag Original, Teriyaki 9ct 1.25oz Single-serve Bags • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Gold Toe Big Girls' Flat Knit No Show Socks, 6 Pairs, Wild Aster, Red Orange, Spectrum Blue, Ceramic, Sulphur Spring, Pink, Shoe Size: 4-10 • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Emoji Pens for Kids – 6 Different Designs, Light-Up Non-Smudge Writing Pens, Great As Gifts, Party Favors & Classroom Reward, By 4E’s Novelty, • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Aryellys Novelty Jungle Animals Boxing Pen 4 Pack Set • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
SoftSheen-Carson Let's Jam! Shining and Conditioning Gel - Extra Hold, 14 oz • Amazon Business $6.67 2 $13.34
Tifara Beauty 42-pack 7" Flexible Curling Rods • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
PinkSeep Beaded Bracelets for Kids- 12 Pack 36 PC, Little Girl Plastic Bracelets, Flower Butterfly Pink Bracelet, Party Favor • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Gatorade Thirst Quencher, Fruit Punch and Cool Blue Variety Pack, 12 Ounce (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Hanes Girls' 10 Pack Crew Socks, Assorted Shoe Size, 4-10 • Amazon Business $6.00 2 $12.00
Frito-Lay Cheesy Mix Variety Pack, 40 Count • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Pepperidge Farms Vanilla Cupcake Goldfish Baked Grahams, 2 Pack • Amazon Business $11.18 1 $11.18
JOYIN 12 Pack Deluxe Feather Boa Marabou Pens Set Girls Party Favor • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Always Ultra Thin Overnight Feminine Pads with Wings, Unscented, 38 Count • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
Fruit of the Loom Boys' Big 6-Pair Half Cushion Ankle Socks, Gray assort, Shoe Size: 3–9 (Large) • Amazon Business $5.32 2 $10.64
Fun Express Marabou Pens (2 Dozen) | Childrenâ€s School Supplies & Party Favors • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Fruit of the Loom Girls' Big Cushion No Show with Arch Support 6 Pack Sock, Black Assorted, 4-10 • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
PinkSheep Little Girl Jewel Rings in Box, Adjustable, No duplication, Girl Pretend Play and Dress Up Rings (36 Jewel Ring) • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Fruit of the Loom Little Girls' Brief, Assorted, 14(Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Always Ultra Thin, Size 2, Super Pads With Wings, Unscented, 32 Count • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
Party Dixie Everyday Disposable Paper Bowls, 10 oz, 42 count • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Goody Women's Ouchless Thin Hair Flat Narrow Headwrap, Black, 6 Count • Amazon Business $4.69 2 $9.38
V8 Splash Tropical Blend, 12 oz. Bottle (2 packs of 6, Total of 12) • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Diane D6800 Ponytail Hooks 5-pack • Amazon Business $3.49 2 $6.98
Summer's Eve Cleansing Wash | Lavender | 12 Ounce | Pack of 1 | pH-Balanced, Dermatologist & Gynecologist Tested • Amazon Business $5.86 1 $5.86
Goody Ouchless Women's Braided Elastic Thick, Black, 27 Count, 4MM for Medium Hair • Amazon Business $4.98 1 $4.98
Summer's Eve Cleansing Cloths | Lavender | 32 Count | Pack of 1 | pH-Balanced | Dermatologist & Gynecologist Tested • Amazon Business $4.98 1 $4.98

Materials cost

$1,452.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$21.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,504.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$265.46

Total project goal

$1,769.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,769.74

3 Donors

-$1,619.74

Donations toward project cost

-$1,376.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$242.96

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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