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Mrs. Gauci from E Palo Alto CA is requesting materials related to food, clothing & hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Puzzles, Books, and Bandages in My Color

Help me give my students multiracial puzzles, books, and bandages, and soap to keep us clean.

  • $363 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

My students are energetic kids eager to learn. Over 90% of our students come from low-income households. A large percentage of our families meet the definition of homeless, living in garages or multiple families in one residence. My kids' parents are struggling to pay rent and get food on the table. And yet, our children still want to create, read, write, and learn!

My students are excited to come to school to explore, learn and grow.

I am working to meet my students' needs emotionally, as well as academically, especially during this pandemic. I want them to be safe and stay healthy as they work hard to learn to read, learn to use technology, and at the same time, learn language arts, math, science, and social studies.

My Project

I would like to support my kids in the classroom by helping them to see themselves in our puzzles, books, and also in our health care items, like bandages. "That looks just like me!" Puzzles with pictures of black and brown kids are exciting to see in a classroom and relatable to my little ones. Sienna and taupe bandages need to look just like my kids, too! Books about kids that look like my kids would be wonderful! I am also supporting businesses that looks just like my students. The products that I am requesting are from BIMPOC-Owned companies (Black, Indigenous, Multiracial, and People of Color), and other diverse creators and products.

Puzzles and books that are a visual representation of my students will inspire my kids to learn by seeing themselves in the books and materials we read and play with.

Bandages that are the same skin color as my kids will help them to blend in with their boo-boo's, because all shades of brown are beautiful!

I hope to inspire my students with problem-solving skills that puzzles help to promote. I love the bandages in student-color! What a better way to show kids you care than to show that you SEE THEM!

Thank you for helping me to support my kids and my classroom.

Mrs. Gauci
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dial Liquid Hand Soap Spring Water Case of 12 • Dial Soap & Featured Brands $15.48 2 $30.96
Beautiful Curly Me Signed by Author • Dial Soap & Featured Brands $25.00 1 $25.00
Puzzle Huddle Shapes and Learning FLOOR 32 Pieces • Dial Soap & Featured Brands $24.95 1 $24.95
Can You Touch a Color • Dial Soap & Featured Brands $18.00 1 $18.00
Little Likes Kids Camping Outdoors Memory Game • Dial Soap & Featured Brands $16.00 1 $16.00
Little Likes Kids Barbershop Memory Game • Dial Soap & Featured Brands $16.00 1 $16.00
Puzzle Huddle Space Explorer 42 Pieces • Dial Soap & Featured Brands $15.95 1 $15.95
Puzzle Huddle Ballerina Love 42 Pieces • Dial Soap & Featured Brands $15.95 1 $15.95
Urban Intellectuals Black History Flashcards Volume 3 • Dial Soap & Featured Brands $15.00 1 $15.00
Like Me Leaders • Dial Soap & Featured Brands $14.00 1 $14.00
Just Ask Be Different Be Brave Be You • Dial Soap & Featured Brands $14.00 1 $14.00
Change Sings • Dial Soap & Featured Brands $12.00 1 $12.00
Puzzle Huddle Future Chefs Kids 15 Pieces • Dial Soap & Featured Brands $11.95 1 $11.95
Brown Boy Joy • Dial Soap & Featured Brands $11.00 1 $11.00
My Brown Skin • Dial Soap & Featured Brands $11.00 1 $11.00
Callaloo A Jazz Folktale • Dial Soap & Featured Brands $9.00 1 $9.00
Browndages Assorted Skin Tone Bandages • Dial Soap & Featured Brands $3.99 2 $7.98

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