You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Gabzdyl from Seattle WA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Maslow's Closet

Help me give my students pants and long-sleeved shirts to feel comfortable and confident.

  • $667 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my first-grade class are interested in sharks, puzzles, making friends, STEAM, and superheroes. They want to succeed even though there are many forces in this country that fight against their efforts. They speak Spanish, Tigrinya, Somali, Finish, Khmer, Cambodian, Mandarin, Tagalog, and English. My students are inquisitive, hilarious, honest, and ambitious people. Two out of three are living in poverty and every single student has so much drive to learn. Our dual-language program supports native Spanish-speakers along with those with a desire to learn Spanish. With a wonderful diversity of interests and challenges, our school works hard to know each student's name and need.

My Project

At our school, we try every day to be PUMAS: Positive, United, Mindful, Academic, and Safe. In order to be PUMAS, many of my students rely on the support of the community for basic necessities. Many of my students deal with homelessness or housing insecurity. They cannot do their best in class if they are worried about being hungry, properly dressed, clean, and warm. In my classroom, I have a space I refer to as Maslow's Closet which contains supplies to care for those concerns. This space is available to any student or family who is in need.

I consider this to be a positive, united, and mindful strategy to support my students while holding them to high academic and behavioral expectations.

Each one of these items is something that has been requested by a parent or student. Pants and long-sleeved shirts will keep kids warm and feeling confident while they build their skills in school and at home.

Ms. Gabzdyl
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Gabzdyl is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brix Boys' Long Sleeve Tees - Combed Cotton Super Soft 4-pk Crewneck Shirts. 7/8 • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
French Toast Boys' Big Adjustable Waist Relaxed Fit Pleated Pant (Standard & Husky), Black, 8 • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
French Toast Boys' Big Adjustable Waist Relaxed Fit Pleated Pant (Standard & Husky), Navy, 8 • Amazon Business $18.80 2 $37.60
French Toast Little Boys' Pleated Double Knee Pant with Adjustable Waist, Navy, 7 • Amazon Business $15.91 2 $31.82
French Toast Little Boys' Pleated Double Knee Pant with Adjustable Waist, Navy, 6 • Amazon Business $15.91 2 $31.82
Mightly Boys and Girls' Lightning Flash Long-Sleeve Pocket and Raglan Baseball T-Shirt, Organic Cotton 2-Pack Toddler and Kids Clothes Set, Small (6/7) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Mightly Boys and Girls' Red Set Go Long-Sleeve Pocket and Raglan Baseball T-Shirt, Organic Cotton 2-Pack Toddler and Kids Clothes Set, Medium (8) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Mightly Boys and Girls' Surf and Sea Long-Sleeve Pocket and Raglan Baseball T-Shirt, Organic Cotton 2-Pack Toddler and Kids Clothes Set, Large (10) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Mightly Boys and Girls' Blue Bells Long-Sleeve Pocket and Raglan Baseball T-Shirt, Organic Cotton 2-Pack Toddler and Kids Clothes Set, Small (6/7) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Mightly Boys and Girls' Tiger Stripes Long-Sleeve Pocket and Raglan Baseball T-Shirt, Organic Cotton 2-Pack Toddler and Kids Clothes Set, XSmall (4/5) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Mightly Kids Clothing - Night Sky Shirts for Girls and Boys, Organic Cotton, Medium (8), Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
Mightly Kids Clothing - Whales Shirts for Girls and Boys, Organic Cotton, Medium (8), Pack of 2 Green, Navy • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
Mightly Kids Clothing - Under The Sea Shirts for Girls and Boys, Organic Cotton, Small (6/7), Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
Mightly Kids Clothing - in The Band Shirts for Girls and Boys, Organic Cotton, Small (6/7), Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
French Toast Little Boys' Pleated Double Knee Pant with Adjustable Waist, Black, 6 • Amazon Business $13.06 2 $26.12

Materials cost

$482.87

Vendor shipping charges

$4.50

State sales tax

$42.25

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$566.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.03

Total project goal

$666.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$666.89

5 Donors

-$631.60

Donations toward project cost

-$566.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.74

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Seattle","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1572639],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"WA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4678362,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":2,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/maslows-closet/4678362/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":18,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Gabzdyl","authorIds":{"1572639":{"owner":"Ms. Gabzdyl","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4678362],"proposalHash":"2002826940","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp1572639_orig.jpg?crop=720,720,x0,y0&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1633278744512","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20644780,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":288,"proposalURL":"project/this-and-that/5834720/","proposalTitle":"This and That","proposalId":5834720},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTA2Njc3Mg==","MTA5MDEyMQ==","NDk2MjQ3NA==","NzEwNjk4NQ==","NTk1Mjc1Mw=="],"teacherId":1572639,"schoolCounty":"King","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"WA","name":"Washington"}}