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

Mrs. Kerschen from Victorville CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Nutrition to Rock Our State Test!

Help me give my students the food that they need to focus during our state testing!

  • $306 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Please join me in trying to make a better life for our students. Our whole student body receives free or reduced-price lunch. Many students come in begging for the essential items. One of my goals is to help students see that there is a bright future ahead of them and there are so many choices that are available to them. Another goal is to introduce them to the world beyond our CA desert.

A large percentage of our students are in foster care, and several live with family members other than their mom or dad.

Many of these children have had little or no stability in their lives. They are often moved from home to home, with few or no belongings. Many of them have at least one family member who is gang affiliated or in jail in a nearby prison.

Many of these babies have stories that no child should be able to tell. Many times school is the most stable place they know. Thank you in helping me to make their lives more enjoyable and stable while they are learning academically.

My Project

My students often come to school with an empty stomach. Our school provides each student with a healthy breakfast. But, what happens around 9:30am when their tummies start to rumble?

My scholars need snacks during our state test to help them focus!

I would like to see each of my students have the opportunity to enjoy a snack while state testing. This way, their mind is on the test and not thinking about their hungry tummies.

Please help my students get the nutrients they need to do well on their state test! They are amazingly smart and I know they will do well with your help!

Mrs. Kerschen
Grades 3-5
More than half 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 Mrs. Kerschen is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Variety Fun Office Snacks (160 Count) - Bulk Assortment - Over 15 Pounds of Chips Cookies & Candy • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Healthy Snacks Bars Bulk Variety Pack - Office Snacks, School Lunches, Meetings - (Office Snack Station 120 Count) • Amazon Business $71.99 1 $71.99
Pure Protein Bar Variety Pack (6 Chocolate Peanut Butter, 6 Chewy Chocolate Chip, 6 Chocolate Deluxe), (18 Count of 1.76 Oz bars) from Pure Protein • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed, 0.9 Ounce, 80 Count • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Planters Nuts Variety Pack - 24 count • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Matching donations from our partners


Match offers toward project cost


Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Victorville","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5258087],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3899192,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Kerschen","authorIds":{"5258087":{"owner":"Mrs. Kerschen","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3899192],"proposalHash":"-1673655246","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",smart&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1594483547368","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21154895,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTA2OTE5Nw==","NTI1ODA4Nw==","NjM0MjgwNA==","NTkzNTkzOA=="],"teacherId":5258087,"schoolCounty":"San Bernardino","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}