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Mr. Pitak from Chicago IL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making an Impact on the Environment with Bottles and Straws

Help me give my students the ability to reduce the number of plastics that they use in the class with a class set of aluminum water bottles and straws.

  • $256 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am the Middle School Science and 7th-grade homeroom teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. My students are very aware of the world around them and the impact that they make on the planet. As 6th graders, they were always inquisitive about their assignments, and always had questions about what they were learning.

My students are life long learners who always question the world around them.

Language may be a barrier at times, but their passion to learn, collaborate, and grow is always visible.

My Project

The materials I am asking for will be for my environmentally conscious students next year. My incoming 7th graders are quite aware of the negative impact that plastics have on the planet. What better way to start this journey than with a class set of aluminum waterbottles and aluminum straws (for lunch). To ensure that they go not get lost or damaged, I am also requesting over the door pouches to store these items.

Hydration is key to keeping focused at school.

It is my goal to not only incorporate the science behind hydration but also foster their own passion for keeping the planet healthy. So, let's start by making the 7th-grade homeroom a plastic-free zone!

Mr. Pitak
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 32 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bulk Buys 15-Ounce Aluminum Water Bottle Counter Top Display Case Of 16 • Amazon Business $74.99 2 $149.98
StrawExpert Set of 16 Reusable Stainless Steel Straws with Travel Case Cleaning Brush Silicone Tips Eco Friendly Extra Long Metal Straws Drinking for 20 24 30 oz Fit Yeti Tervis Rtic Tumbler • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
AmazonBasics 20-Pocket Over-the-Door Hanging Large-Size Shoe Organizer • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
ZOBER Over The Door Shoe Organizer - 12 Mesh Pockets, Space Saving Hanging Shoe Holder for Maximizing Shoe Storage, Accessories, Toiletries, Etc. No Assembly Required, Organizer for Shoes 57½” x 12” • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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