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Mrs. Sawyer from West Jordan UT is requesting materials related to food, clothing & hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Providing Basic Needs for ELLs

Help me give my students POGO reusable water bottles, snacks like Frito-Lay Sweet & Salty Snack Variety Pack and Trendoux Winter Gloves.

  • $569 goal

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My Students

I teach at a middle school in a high-poverty area in West Jordan, UT, with fantastic faculty. We are dedicated to our students and have recently been designated as a National School to Watch. Over 50% of our student population receives free or reduced-price lunch, and we have around 200 English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students. Our school focuses on being positive and growing in learning.

I teach English Language Development and 8th-grade reading to diverse students, many from other countries.

I also work with students in a Latino crew and during after-school sports.

As an ESL lead in my school, my goal is to help our English language learners thrive academically and socially. I love my students and am so impressed with their resilience, as many have gone through many difficult times and still come out fighting.

I have been teaching for 20 years and have found mine forever home at this middle school. I am passionate about reading, books, sports, and service. Many of our teachers volunteer their time to mentor kids after school and give them a safe place to be.

My Project

Many of my English Language Learning students are experiencing a real winter for the first time and need warm gloves for the walk to school. Some of the same students have little at home, so providing reusable water bottles to take from class to class and snacks when they get hungry or after-school tutoring will provide for their basic needs.

When students don't have to worry about basic needs like warmth and hunger, they can focus on learning and completing assignments.

In their households, staples are bought for cooked meals, but snacks for growing teens are not a necessity in the budget. Having snacks available in the classroom helps them feel loved and gives them sustenance that lasts until their evening meal.

Mrs. Sawyer
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Frito-Lay Ultimate Snack Care Package, Variety Assortment of Chips, Cookies, Crackers & More, 40 Count • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Frito-Lay Sweet & Salty Snacks Variety Box, Mix of Cookies, Crackers, Chips & Nuts, 50 Sweet & Salty Care Package ,1 Count • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Pogo BPA-Free Plastic Water Bottle with Chug Lid, Blue Atoll, 32 oz. • Amazon Business $12.42 3 $37.26
TRENDOUX Touch Screen Gloves, Winter Glove for Men Women - Running Driving Texting Phone - Thermal Liners - Anti-Slip Grip - Elastic Cuff - Stretchy Material - Hands Warm in Cold Weather - Navy - L • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
TRENDOUX Driving Gloves, Unisex Knit Winter Touchscreen Glove Men Women Texting Smartphone - Elastic Cuff - Thermal Warm Lining - Stretchy Material Black - L • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Nuts Sweet ‘N Salty Deluxe Trail Mix Snacks- Bulk Pack of 1.5 oz Individual Single Serve Bags (Pack of 18) Sweet 'N Salty Deluxe 1.5 Ounce (Pack of 18) 27.0 Ounce • Amazon Business $14.49 2 $28.98
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Chewy & Dipps Variety Pack, (58 Bars) • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Pogo BPA-Free Tritan Plastic Water Bottle with Chug Lid, 32 Oz, Blue • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Pogo BPA-Free Tritan Plastic Water Bottle with Chug Lid, 32 Oz, Grey • Amazon Business $8.16 3 $24.48
Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed Fruit & Berries 'n Cherries Bulk Variety Pack, Gluten Free, 0.9 oz Individual Single Serve Bags (Pack of 110) • Amazon Business $24.22 1 $24.22
Black Forest Fruit Snacks Juicy Bursts, Mixed Fruit, 0.8 Ounce (40 Count) • Amazon Business $5.75 4 $23.00
Pogo BPA-Free Plastic Water Bottle with Chug Lid, Fuchsia, 32 oz. • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers Big Smiles with Cheddar, Colors, and Pretzel Crackers, Snack Packs, 30 Count Variety Pack Box • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
Pop-Tarts Toaster Pastries, 5 Flavor Variety Pack, Breakfast Foods, Fun Snacks for Kids, 5 Boxes (60 Pop-Tarts) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Variety Pack Includes Original and Teriyaki Beef Jerky, 13g of Protein Per Serving, 94 Percent Fat Free, No Added MSG, (9 Count of 1.25 Oz Bags) 11.25 Oz • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Cheez-It Baked Snack Cheese Crackers, Original, School Lunch Snacks, 1 oz Bag (40 Bags) • Amazon Business $14.64 1 $14.64
Nutri-Grain Soft Baked Breakfast Bars, 3 Flavor Variety Pack, Whole Grain Snacks, Kids Snacks (32 Bars) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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