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Mrs. Vadnais from Hartford CT is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Personalized Water Bottles for Hydrating Success!

Help me give my students custom water bottles with their names! Our school environment is dry in the winter and having a reusable water bottle will help minimize distractions in class time by alleviating frequent trips.

  • $882 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 10th grade Algebra II students come from many different math backgrounds, with many transfer students from the Islands. Most students cannot afford school supplies but really like having crisp, new notebooks and fresh markers to create their personalized math notebooks. Adding a personalized custom water bottle will only add to their school pride!

In Hartford, 100% of our students qualify for free lunch and getting supplies proves to be at the bottom of the list when it comes to "needs" vs “wants" within a family budget.

Working in an urban environment definitely poses challenges, but once students "break" their barriers in learning math, the look on their faces says it all!

My Project

My 10th grade Algebra II students come from many different math backgrounds, speak many different languages, use many different modes of transportation, and have many different skills. Many students cannot afford their own school materials and because of all these various factors they often skip class, skip school, and become disengaged with low attendance rates and low test scores. In order to turn disengaged students around, I want to create positive relationships within my Algebra classroom and I also want to create personalization for them so that they want to come to class to learn and gain more skills and knowledge.

Along with providing school supplies, adding a personalized water bottle for each student with their name on it will only add to their school pride and engagement!

I am hopeful that something simple, healthy, and helpful will encourage them to come to class.

Working in an urban environment definitely poses challenges and creates disengaged students for so many reasons, but once students know that I care about them, want to provide them with something personal and unique, and want them to come to class to learn and succeed, we can create more engaged high school students!

Mrs. Vadnais
Grades 9-12
  • HPHS Nursing Academy
  • Hartford, CT
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sports Water Bottle - Milton Kids Reusable Leakproof 25 Oz 4-pack Plastic Wide Mouth Large Big Drink Bottle BPA & Leak Free With Handle Strap Carrier For Cycling Camping Hiking Gym Yoga Fitness • Amazon Business $14.99 35 $524.65
Oracal 651 Glossy Vinyl Roll 12 Inches by 150 Feet - Black • Amazon Business $56.00 1 $56.00
Siser EasyWeed Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV for T-Shirts 12 Inches by 10 Feet Roll (Black Semi Gloss) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Siser EasyWeed Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV for T-Shirts 12 Inches by 10 Feet Roll (Silver) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Siser EasyWeed Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV for T-Shirts 12 Inches by 10 Feet Roll (Burgundy Red) • Amazon Business $20.97 1 $20.97
Siser EasyWeed Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV for T-Shirts 12 Inches by 10 Feet Roll (Dark Green) • Amazon Business $20.67 1 $20.67
Siser EasyWeed Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV for T-Shirts 12 Inches by 6 Feet Roll (Chocolate Brown) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Siser EasyWeed Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV for T-Shirts 12 Inches by 10 Feet Roll (White) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$708.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$748.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$132.15

Total project goal

$881.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$881.02

2 Donors

-$163.67

Donations toward project cost

-$163.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$688.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$585.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$103.27

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$28.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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