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Mr. Philpot from Chicago IL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Overcoming Limitations: Positive Bold Intelligent Males (PBIM)

Help me give my students grooming materials such as toothpaste, soap, deodorant,socks, shirts and sweaters so they have professional attire for interviews and career readiness as we prepare for our launch event "Something Hot for the Cold."

  • $1,120 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

One of my favorite African proverbs says "The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth." Some of the students stay in broken or single parent households. Some of them live in other facilities for assistance such as the local shelter and some are exposed to gang activity which is a major problem. Some have to travel in dangerous areas to and from school. They want to be embraced, loved and appreciated.

My students live in a poverty stricken neighborhood where its hard to maintain a stable life because of various challenges that can hinder their academic productivity and future success.

In spite of their situation and circumstances, they are dedicated to their studies and seek every opportunity to be active whether it's in sports, academic and mentoring programs. They are committed in helping others and want to be more involved in the community where they live. As African and Hispanic students, they strive for unity, yet want support as well, to help them maintain a life full of joy and stability even while faced with different challenges.

My Project

Many of our students are faced with homeless and financial situations. Some of our males struggle and are made fun of because they dont have nice apparel to wear. They desire to dress professionally but can't afford certain clothing. It's our mission to help them overcome these various limitations of not having certain clothing items to increase their self esteem and to provide a positive sense of self and a different prospective on life. These items were hand picked so that students can have access to materials that they otherwise wouldn't be able to afford.

Not only are we helping them personally, but we are teaching them how to give and have empathy towards others who are in need.

With our launch event, we are feeding the less fortunate this season with hot food that requires paper goods and providing them with toiletries. These students have never been so ready for change and they have embraced those who are willing to help them overcome their struggles.

Mr. Philpot
Grades 6-8
Nearly all 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Coffee, Tea, and Hot Chocolate Variety Sampler Pack for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, 50 Count • Amazon Business $29.75 3 $89.25
Jefferies Socks Boys' Little Fun Colorful Dress Crew 6 Pair Pack, Multi, Medium • Amazon Business $14.99 5 $74.95
Marino Men's Fun Dress Socks - Colorful Funky Socks for Men - Cotton Fashion Patterned Socks - 12 Pack - Cool Collection - 10-13 • Amazon Business $33.99 2 $67.98
Degree Men Original Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant, Cool Rush, Packaging may vary, 2.7 Ounce (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $12.86 5 $64.30
Dixie To Go Hot Beverage Cups & Lids, 12 Oz, 156 count, Assorted Designs, 6 Packs of 26 Count, Disposable Paper Coffee Cups & Lids • Amazon Business $28.14 2 $56.28
Colgate 360 Toothbrush with Tongue and Cheek Cleaner - Soft (6 Count) • Amazon Business $13.94 4 $55.76
Crest Complete Whitening + Scope Toothpaste, Minty Fresh, 6.2oz Triple Pack • Amazon Business $6.92 8 $55.36
Gold Toe Big Boys' 3 Pack Fashion Dress Crew, Black Purple Argyle/Black/Stripe Grey/Heather Purple, Large • Amazon Business $10.00 5 $50.00
BOTVELA Men's Shawl Collar Cardigan Sweater Button Front Solid Knitwear (L, Medium Grey) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Cottonelle FreshCare Flushable Wipes, 336 Flushable Wet Wipes (Eight 42-Count Resealable Soft Packs) (Packaging May Vary), Lightly Scented • Amazon Business $12.24 4 $48.96
Dixie Everyday Paper Bowls, 10 Oz, 324 Count, 9 Packs of 36 Bowls, Dessert or Light Lunch Size Printed Disposable Plates • Amazon Business $22.01 2 $44.02
MIEDEON Mens Casual Stand Collar Cable Knitted Button Down Cardigan Sweater (XL, Grey2) • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Hope & Henry Mens' Navy Sweater with Quarter Zipper Made with Organic Cotton • Amazon Business $35.95 1 $35.95
Kallspin Men’s Relax Fit V-Neck Cardigan Cashmere Wool Blend Button Down with Pockets • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
MIEDEON Mens Casual Stand Collar Cable Knitted Button Down Cardigan Sweater (M, Blue2) • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
AmazonBasics 360-Piece Clear Plastic Cutlery Set • Amazon Business $16.49 2 $32.98
Hope & Henry Boys' Grey Block Stripe Cardigan Sweater Made with Organic Cotton • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Dixie Everyday Paper Plates, 8 1/2", 480 Count, 10 Packs of 48 Plates, Lunch or Light Dinner Size Printed Disposable Plates • Amazon Business $26.09 1 $26.09
Hope & Henry Boys' Navy Cardigan Sweater Made with Organic Cotton • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95

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