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

No One Can Learn on an Empty Stomach

Help me give my students healthy snacks like crackers and energy bars that can easily be sent home, will not expire quickly, and can also be consumed without the need to be cooked.

  • $165 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 come from 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

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 kindergartners 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 bookbag for when they are hungry and do not have to be cooked or prepared since they are young. These items will also provide us opportunities to have a snack as a classroom family together.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Clif Kid ZBAR - Organic Granola Bars - Chocolate Brownie - (1.27 Ounce Energy Bars, Kids Snacks, 18 Count) • Amazon Business $9.53 3 $28.59
Pringles Snack Stacks Potato Crisps Chips, Flavored Variety Pack, Original, Cheddar Cheese, and Sour Cream and Onion, 12.9 oz (18 Cups) • Amazon Business $6.48 3 $19.44
Cheez-It Baked Snack Cheese Crackers, Original, Single Serve, 1.5 Oz Pack of 36 • Amazon Business $8.46 2 $16.92
Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookies - 30 Snack Packs (120 Cookies Total) • Amazon Business $16.20 1 $16.20
WELCH's Fruit Snacks, Mixed, 80 Count (Pack of 1), 4.5 Pounds • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Crackers, Classic Mix, 29 oz, Variety Pack, Box, Snack Packs, Pack Of 30 • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98

Materials cost

$102.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$6.14

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$139.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.70

Total project goal

$164.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$164.69

4 Donors

-$83.00

Donations toward project cost

-$70.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.45

match offer

-$81.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$69.44

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.25

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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