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Mrs. Vasquez-Melendez from Bronx NY is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Non- Academic Essentials to Get Through the Day.

My students need non-academic essential to help them push through the day.

  • $558 goal

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My Students

I teach young adults in the 9th-12th grade with a variety of intellectual and social-emotional needs. While many students are focusing their time on school and preparing for life after high school; that looks different for some students in our building. We work with each student individually to help them persevere through adversity such as being homeless or becoming a teen parent, our dealing with the death of a parent.

Our students are looking forward to being as independent and productive as possible after high school not only for themselves but for those that may be depending on them.

Regardless of their circumstances most of my students are looking forward to moving out of their parents' home, working, and being involved in their community when they finish school. Others are looking to continue their education in a college or vocational/trade training program. All the while, some students are forced to deal with those choices before graduating High School.

My Project

When you were in Middle School or High School did you ever worry about where your next meal is going to come from? Did you ever worry about where you were going to lay your head down to sleep for the night?

My students are very unique and each come with their own personal issues in which they are currently struggling with.

They currently attend a high poverty Title I school located in a rough neighborhood in the heart of the South Bronx. Every day they face adversity but regardless of what they are dealing with they show up for some that may be to eat, others it may be to seek comfort and guidance as they transition from children to parents.

This project is to help me help them worry about one less thing so they can successfully take strides to overcome whatever adversity they may be facing at the moment.

Mrs. Vasquez-Melendez
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 320 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HUGGIES Snug & Dry Diapers, Size 2, 246 Count, ECONOMY PLUS (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $42.68 2 $85.36
N'Joy Oatmeal Kit, Morning Harvest, 3.08 oz 8-Count • Amazon Business $23.70 3 $71.10
Kellogg's Favorites Single Serve Breakfast Cereal Cups Variety Pack, 60 Count • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Aveeno Baby Mommy & Me Gift Set, Baby Skin Care Products • Amazon Business $26.78 2 $53.56
Huggies One & Done Scented Baby Wipes, Hypoallergenic, 8 Flip Top Packs, 448 Count Total • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Ramen Variety Pack Sampler, Instant Noodles (24 Count) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Gerber Baby Boys' 5 Pack Onesies, Multi-Sport, 3-6 Months • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Gerber Baby Boys 5 Pack Onesies, Lil' Athlete, 0-3 Months • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Chef Boyardee 12 Piece Variety Pack, 5 Pound • Amazon Business $22.11 1 $22.11
Libbys Vienna Sausage in Chicken Broth 18 Cans 4.6 oz. each • Amazon Business $17.86 1 $17.86
ICE BREAKERS Ice Cubes Sugar Free Gum, Peppermint, 10 Piece (Pack of 8) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

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