My students need snow pants and a sleeping bag to protect them from the Midwest winter chill.
One in 45 children experiences homelessness in America each year. Those children are walking through the door of my classroom. I am on a mission to provide my homeless and economically disadvantaged students with winter gear that will keep them warm during the winter months.
The school I teach at has one of the highest populations of economically disadvantaged students within our large district.
Over 90% of our students receive free or reduced lunch. Additionally, most of the students participate in the morning breakfast program. The majority of our students walk to school every morning since busing services are not available for them. Once the students arrive at school they wait outside for up to 25 minutes. When the weather permits, the students go outside for lunch recess. Since many of our students come to school without essential winter weather gear, many recesses are spent inside during the winter season, which is often met with disappointment. All of my students come from families who live paycheck-to-paycheck or without any stable paycheck coming in at all. I have had, and currently have, students who are homeless.
The wish within my heart is for all of our students to have snow pants. Last year, many of our students were fortunate to have received coats and gloves thanks to donations by a local fire department, a middle school, and a church. Having a pair of snow pants would enable my students to walk comfortably to school in the winter weather. They will also be able to spend more time outdoors to enjoy winter activities like sledding, building snowmen, and making snow angels. By spending more time outdoors, the students will be able to stay physically active during the winter months.
I am not able to see inside their homes, but it would be comforting to know that my students are snug and cozy in their beds (or sofa, or floor, in some cases) if they were each to receive a sleeping bag.
I am thrilled that it may be possible to provide my students with a pair of snow pants and a sleeping bag to cover up with against the Midwest chill. I extend a warm and hearty "thank you" for your consideration of donating to this project to help provide my students with warm, life essentials.
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|Stansport Rectangular Sleeping Bag - Green (2 lb) • Target||$19.99||12||$239.88|
|Faded Glory Boys Performance Ski Bib • Walmart||$15.00||4||$60.00|
|Faded Glory Girls' Performance Ski Bib • Walmart||$18.00||3||$54.00|
|Faded Glory Boys Performance Ski Bib • Walmart||$15.00||3||$45.00|
|Faded Glory Girls' Performance Ski Bib • Walmart||$18.00||1||$18.00|
|Faded Glory Big Men's Ski Bib • Walmart||$12.00||1||$12.00|
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