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Mrs. McGowan from Ft Washington MD is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

No One Can Learn on an Empty Stomach

My students need healthy snacks that can easily be sent home and will not expire quickly but can also be consumed without the need to be cooked.

  • $171 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the greatest group of five and six year-olds. With high energy levels and enthusiasm, my class always comes to school so eager to learn. My class is very diverse with some families being more fortunate than others.

The twenty-five students in my class have varying walks of life, but together, we have created one community.

Kindergarten is often my students' first year of school. It is so crucial to build their excitement toward learning and encourage them to achieve great things in the classroom.

My Project

My students come from a lower income area where they do not always have the best home life. Five-year-olds can only take care of themselves to a certain extent but unfortunately, that does not include providing food or snacks when home. It is truly astounding the number of students who consume their only meals at school. At my school, free breakfast is provided for all students, and those students who qualify will receive free or reduced lunch. The number of kindergarteners that come in and say that their stomach hurts because they are hungry is heart breaking. This project will allow me to have some healthy and substantial snacks on hand that can be put into their book bag for when they are hungry and do not have to be cooked or prepared since they are young.

Mrs. McGowan
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CLIF KID ZBAR - Organic Energy Bar - Chocolate Brownie - (1.27 Ounce Snack Bar, 18 Count) • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95
Annie's Organic Variety Pack, Cheddar Bunnies and Bunny Graham Crackers Snack Packs, 36 Pouches, 1 oz Each • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Cheez-It Baked Snack Cheese Crackers, Original, Single Serve, 1.5 oz Bags (36 Count) • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Snyder's of Hanover Pretzel Variety Pack, 36 Count • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, Crackers, Classic Mix, 29 oz, Variety Pack, Box, Snack Packs, 30-count • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
WELCH'S Berries 'n Cherries Fruit Snacks, 0.9 Ounce, 40 Count • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Welch's Mixed Fruit Snacks, 0.9 Ounce, 40 Count • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

Materials cost

$106.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$6.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$144.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.52

Total project goal

$170.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$170.11

1 Donor

-$170.11

Donations toward project cost

-$144.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.52

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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