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Ms. C. from Los Angeles CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Oh, Baby, It's Cold Outside!

My students need beanies, sweaters, long sleeve shirts, socks, umbrellas, and ponchos to keep them dry and warm.

  • $1,209 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As an elementary teacher, I understand how important it is to teach the skills my students will need for the future. I don’t just teach them what they need to know “now”, but the skills they will need when they become young adults and part of the workforce.

I teach 24 fantastic 3rd-grade students in a low-income/high poverty Title 1 school in central Los Angeles.

At our school, 100% of our students qualify for free breakfast, lunch, and hot supper programs. Each year a handful of my students experience homelessness. Most, if not all, my students live in apartment complexes or multi-family homes. They have an unwavering interest in learning. Their parents are equally enthusiastic and supportive of their education. Unfortunately, they have limited resources.

My students are striving to be critical thinkers, innovative inventors, and problem solvers who will utilize their learning and skills to contribute to society.

My Project

This project will help provide students in my classroom/school with everyday winter necessities. It will provide students with beanies, sweaters, long sleeve shirts, socks, umbrellas and ponchos. There are several homeless and high poverty families within my school that come to school without being prepared. Many rely on school just to provide them with a meal and a safe place to be.

The beanies, sweaters, long sleeve shirts, socks, umbrellas and ponchos that I am requesting will be used throughout our school to assist our needy youth.

Students who are experiencing homelessness find it difficult to come to school when it is cold or raining because they don’t have adequate clothing to keep them warm and dry throughout the day. Most students also walk to and from school on a daily basis. When it rains, many students come to school once the rain stops, which makes them late, or not at all because they do not have gear to keep them dry. The supplies that I have requested will help students attend school on cold and/or rainy days by providing warm and appropriate clothing and protection.

The lives of these students are difficult enough as it is. I want to make their school life as pleasant as possible. This project will address the urgent needs of students by providing supplies so they can come to school with self-confidence and equipped to learn.

Ms. C.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JBM international JBM Travel Umbrella Auto Open Compact Folding Sun & Rain Protection Windproof Portable Umbrella for Kids Women Men (Black, Red, Purple) • Amazon Business $7.99 24 $191.76
Opret Portable Kids Children Rain Poncho, Reusable Raincoat with Hoods and Sleeves, Durable, Lightweight and Perfect for Outdoor Activities (blue&pink) • Amazon Business $9.69 12 $116.28
Gildan Big Kids Full Zip Hooded Youth Sweatshirt, Sport Grey, X-Large • Amazon Business $8.97 7 $62.79
Sock Deal 12 Pack Winter Beanies, Kids, Warm Cold Weather Hats Skull Cap Boys Girls Children (Assorted Solids #2) • Amazon Business $26.99 2 $53.98
Gildan Little Kids Full Zip Hooded Youth Sweatshirt, Sport Grey, Small • Amazon Business $8.97 6 $53.82
Gildan Big Kids Full Zip Hooded Youth Sweatshirt, Sport Grey, Large • Amazon Business $8.97 6 $53.82
Gildan Little Kids Full Zip Hooded Youth Sweatshirt, Sport Grey, Medium • Amazon Business $8.97 5 $44.85
'Beverly Hills Polo Club 3 Pack of Girls\' Long Sleeve Interlock Uniform Polo Shirts, Size 12, White' • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
'Beverly Hills Polo Club 3 Pack of Girls\' Long Sleeve Interlock Uniform Polo Shirts, Size 10, White' • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
'Beverly Hills Polo Club 3 Pack of Girls\' Long Sleeve Interlock Uniform Polo Shirts, Size 7, White' • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
'Beverly Hills Polo Club 3 Pack of Girls\' Long Sleeve Interlock Uniform Polo Shirts, Size 8, White' • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
'Beverly Hills Polo Club 3 Pack of Boys\' Long Sleeve Pique Uniform Polo Shirts, Size 7, White' • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
'Beverly Hills Polo Club 3 Pack of Boys\' Long Sleeve Pique Uniform Polo Shirts, Size 10, White' • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
'Beverly Hills Polo Club 3 Pack of Boys\' Long Sleeve Pique Uniform Polo Shirts, Size 12, White' • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
'Beverly Hills Polo Club 3 Pack of Boys\' Long Sleeve Pique Uniform Polo Shirts, Size 8, White' • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Hanes Ultimate Boys' 12-Pack Crew Socks, White, 9/11/2017/Large • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Hanes Ultimate Boys' 12-Pack Crew Socks, White, 9-2.5/Medium • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Hanes Ultimate Boys' 12-Pack Crew Socks, White, 4.5-8.5/Small • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49

Materials cost

$901.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$82.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,027.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$181.35

Total project goal

$1,208.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,208.98

4 Donors

-$615.69

Donations toward project cost

-$536.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.75

match offer

-$577.28

Match offer toward project cost

-$490.69

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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