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Mrs. Pargas from Albuquerque NM is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Safe Water to Hydrate Kinders!

Help me give my students a water cooler dispenser for safe drinking water and so they may stay hydrated.

  • $227 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The community I serve is composed of Hispanic and Latino students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite their circumstances, my students are full of energy and curiosity for new things and subjects. A large majority of students at my school are being raised by their grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc., because either their parents are not around, or their parents are working multiple jobs or long hours.

Even though many of my students face hardships, they are the sweetest bunch around and are always eager to be at school and learn.

My Project

Over the summer the water at our school was tested. The district had to fix our water system. We have been told that our water is at acceptable levels. However, I would feel so much more comfortable if I was able to provide clean drinking water to my students. My hope is for students to bring water bottles from home and if they need to refill their bottle they would fill it up from the water cooler. This way they may drink as much water as needed to stay hydrated. It is the best way to ensure my students water is safe and give both me and my parents a peace of mind.

Mrs. Pargas
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hamilton Beach Bottom Loading Water Cooler Dispenser, Self Sanitizing - Drink Cooler and Heater for 3 and 5 Gallon Jugs - Innovative Design with Stainless Steel Panel, Indicator Lights and Safety Lock • Amazon Business $159.99 1 $159.99

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