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Ms. Johnson from Minneapolis MN is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Problem Solving Toward Success 2017- 2018!!!

My students need basic need and personal hygiene items along with food snacks while they are in transitional housing, homeless shelters, or doubled up with friends.

  • $1,163 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with a bright and beautiful bunch of 9th - 12th grade student in a level III Autism and Life Skills program. Students have been referred to specialized programming because they struggle with academics and socialization and often need more support in their learning.

My students are creative, hard working, motivated, resilient problem solvers!

They have been faced with situations many adults wouldn't know how to handle. Yet they forge on with hope!

My student population is diverse in terms of cultures represented. Our free lunch population is above 90% . Many of my students are designated homeless/highly mobile.

My Project

My students need basic need and personal hygiene items along with food snacks while they are in transitional housing. Having basic needs supplies helps my students, many who are homeless highly/mobile, focus on academic success vs. worrying about hunger or hygiene issues (which our students are VERY sensitive about). When students have their basic needs met, they are more likely to participate and achieve in the school setting. They are more confident and willing to take risks in learning and in developing healthy relationships.

Students will package their own "care packages" in backpacks to take home on weekends or when they are in transition, shelter or doubled up with friends.

Students will also be able to visit their grade level social worker when they arrive to school hungry or in need of personal care items.

Ms. Johnson
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nature's Valley Granola Bars, Crunchy Oats N Honey Bulk Pack of 70 • Amazon Business $19.77 8 $158.16
Slim Jim Smoked Snack Sticks, Original, .28-Ounce, 120 Count • Amazon Business $19.48 8 $155.84
Lip Naturals Lip Balm -120 Count • Amazon Business $58.79 2 $117.58
Lady Speed Stick Antiperspirant Deodorant Invisible Dry Wild Freesia 1.40 oz (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $19.34 3 $58.02
Snyder's of Hanover 100 Calorie Pretzels Variety Pack, 19.8 Ounce • Amazon Business $6.53 8 $52.24
Hanes Women's Jersey Full Zip Hoodie, Black, Medium • Amazon Business $13.71 3 $41.13
Hanes Women's Jersey Full Zip Hoodie, Black, Large • Amazon Business $13.71 3 $41.13
Hanes Men's Full Zip EcoSmart Fleece Hoodie, Black, XX-Large • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Hanes Men's Full Zip EcoSmart Fleece Hoodie, Black, X-Large • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Apple & Eve 100% Juice Variety Pack, 32 Count • Amazon Business $9.35 4 $37.40
Hanes Men's ComfortSoft T-Shirt (Pack of 4), White, XX-Large • Amazon Business $21.80 1 $21.80
Hanes Men's ComfortSoft T-Shirt (Pack of 4), Black, XX-Large • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Squeeze Pod Travel Size Body Wash - 10 Single Use Pods - Leak Proof & TSA Approved. Natural Ingredients. Refreshes & Moisturizes. Easy to Pack, Carry & Use. (SPBW05FPB) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Pop-Tarts Variety Frosted Strawberry and Brown Sugar Cinnamon, 57.50 Ounce • Amazon Business $9.85 2 $19.70
Hanes Men's Ecosmart Fleece Sweatpant, Black, S • Amazon Business $8.00 2 $16.00
Hanes Women's Mid Rise Cinch Bottom Fleece Sweatpant, Ebony, XX-Large • Amazon Business $8.00 2 $16.00
Hanes Men's Ecosmart Fleece Sweatpant, Black, M • Amazon Business $8.00 2 $16.00
Hanes Men's ComfortSoft T-Shirt (Pack of 4), Black, X-Large • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Hanes Men's ComfortSoft T-Shirt (Pack of 4), White, X-Large • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
Hanes Men's Ecosmart Fleece Sweatpant, Navy, 2XL • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
AmazonBasics Cotton Washcloths, 24 - Pack, White • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Squeeze Pod Travel Size Body Wash - 10 Single Use Pods - Leak Proof & TSA Approved. Natural Ingredients. Refreshes & Moisturizes. Easy to Pack, Carry & Use. (SPBW05FPB) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hanes Men's Ecosmart Fleece Sweatpant, Black, 2XL • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$943.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$988.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$174.36

Total project goal

$1,162.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,162.39

15 Donors

-$1,026.53

Donations toward project cost

-$907.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$119.25

match offer

-$95.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$80.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$40.86

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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