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Ms. Parr from Camden NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Life Essentials for Littles

My students need tissues, hand soap, and cleaning supplies to learn how to take care of themselves and their belongings. They also need academic and play based activities to take home to take home to enhance learning!

  • $971 goal

This project expired on December 22, 2018.

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My Students

My students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day. Our classroom is their safe place, where they come every day to escape from some harsh realities they live in at home. They bring so much joy into my life and I want them to know how much I believe in their ability to do anything they put their mind to!

I teach in Camden, NJ, ranked one of the most dangerous and deadliest cities in America.

All of my students receive free breakfast and lunch, and some of them don't see a meal until they come into school the next morning. They have many hardships for such a young age, but they still try hard, every single day, to be the best they can be. Our curriculum uses teaching guides, that follow hands-on studies, that are relevant to children’s daily lives. Through studies, which are hands-on, project-based investigations, I am building children’s confidence, creativity and critical thinking skills and promoting positive outcomes.

My Project

This proposed project will help provide students in my classroom with everyday basic necessities that they don’t have. There are several homeless and high poverty families within my classroom that come to school without being prepared. Several of them rely on school just to provide them with a meal, and a safe place to be. The request is for items such as food to send home with them to assist with the lack of food or tissues when they are sick. Some of the others are items that are necessary to help with hygiene and assist with teaching cleanliness, like hand soap, Clorox wipes, and baby wipes. These are all things that many people have as basic needs and on a regular basis, but for many of my families they are luxuries. I also am requesting some basic family activities that parents or family members can enhance learning at home. Some families struggle with how to support their child and these materials have easy instructions and a fun activity to go along with math and literacy. This project will address the urgent needs of the students by providing materials so they can come to school with self-confidence, equipped to learn and set up for success.

Ms. Parr
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG650X - Family Engagement Math Packs - Preschool-Kindergarten - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
GG640X - Family Engagement Language Packs - Preschool-Kindergarten - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
LC856 - Alphabet Sounds Teaching Tubs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
Kellogg's Classic Assortment Cereal, 60/CT • $106.24 1 $106.24
Kleenex Flat Box Facial Tissue, 2-Ply, 100 Sheets/Box, 36 Boxes/Case • $42.07 1 $42.07
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Fresh Scent and Citrus Blend, 75 Wipes/Canister, 3 Canisters/Value Pack (30208) • $12.74 3 $38.22
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish 58 oz. • $23.62 1 $23.62
Pirate's Booty Natural Aged White Cheddar Baked Corn Puffs, 0.5 Oz, 36 Count (220-00092) • $19.20 1 $19.20
Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner, 1 Gallon • $16.14 1 $16.14
Professional Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Aerosol, Crisp Linen Scent, 19 oz. (74828) • $6.79 2 $13.58
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Hand Soap Refill, Lemon Verbena, 33 fl oz (651327) • $6.45 2 $12.90
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Hand Soap Refill, Lavender, 33 fl oz (651318) • $6.45 2 $12.90
Febreze AIR Freshener with Gain, Original Scent, 8.8 Oz., 2 Count • $5.94 2 $11.88
Lysol All-Purpose Cleaner, Spray, Lemon Breeze, 32 oz. (75352) • $3.82 3 $11.46
Snyders Old Fashioned Mini Pretzel Canister, 32 oz • $7.64 1 $7.64
Clorox Concentrated Germicidal Bleach, 121 oz. • $6.37 1 $6.37
Arm & Hammer Carpet & Room Allergen Reducer & Odor Eliminator Shaker Box • $5.94 1 $5.94
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Hand Soap, Lavender, 12.5 fl oz (651311) • $3.90 1 $3.90
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Hand Soap, Lemon Verbena, 12.5 fl oz (651321) • $3.90 1 $3.90

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