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Mrs. Parlante from Hartford CT is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Self-Care Is an Important Part of Mental Health!

Help me give my students items such as fidget toys and drawing materials that they can utilize outside of my office for self-care. Snacks and drinks are also very helpful for the health clinic!

  • $345 goal

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My Students

Our school is one of the nation's oldest high schools. The students who attend this school are from many different backgrounds, and some are even first-generation immigrants. Day-to-day life for the students is not always easy, so as the mental health clinician, I hope to provide them with some tools they can use for the rest of their lives.

My Project

Returning to school 18 months after not being in the classroom can be stressful for anyone. All the noises, additional people and the worry about the pandemic can lead to feeling overwhelmed very easily.

Having materials that the students can take with them to help with anxiety and other overwhelming feelings is beneficial for everyone involved.

Whether it be a stress ball for them to squeeze when they start to get overwhelmed or having some paper and pencils to draw and get their feelings out, being able to engage in some sort of self-care is important for all.

In addition, snacks and drinks will benefit the school based health clinic that I am part of.

Mrs. Parlante
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 880 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Healthy Snacks To Go Healthy Mixed Snack Box & Snacks Gift Variety Pack (Care Package 66 Count) • Amazon Business $36.79 1 $36.79
Crayola 68-4024 Long Colored Pencils 24 Count (pack of 3) • Amazon Business $10.95 3 $32.85
Snack Box Variety Pack (50 Count) Candy Gift Basket - College Student Care Package, Prime Food Arrangement Chips, Cookies, Bar's - Ultimate Birthday Treat for Women, Men, Adults, Teens, Kids • Amazon Business $31.95 1 $31.95
KLT Sensory Stress Ball Set, 12 Pack Stress Relief Fidget Balls for Kids/Adults to Relax with Water Beads, Hand Exercise, Anxiety Relief, Focus, Squeeze Toys for Autism (Stress Balls) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Mott's 100 percent Apple White Grape Juice, 6.75 fl oz boxes (Pack of 32) • Amazon Business $19.35 1 $19.35
Paper Mate 56047PP Clearpoint 0.7mm Mechanical Pencil Starter Set, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $3.83 5 $19.15
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 24-Count • Amazon Business $17.88 1 $17.88
Protecu Storage Bins - Storage Baskets for Organizing with Cotton Rope Handles | Fabric Baskets for Gifts Empty for Home Office Toys Kids Room Clothes Closet Shelves(Blue, 16.1x12.2x7.9 inch) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
EOOUT 6 Pack Blank Spiral Notebook Soft Cover Unlined Journal, Sketch Book Pad, Diary Notebook Planner with Blank Paper, 100 Pages, 50 Sheets, 5" x 8", for Students and Office Supplies • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Squishy Stress Relief Sensory Toys Fidget Spiky Ball 5 - Pcs Set – Eco-Friendly Squeezy Antistress Toy Balls for Men, Women, Adults, Teens & Children –Ideal for People with OCD, ADHD, ADD & Autism • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
ZNNCO 3PCS Silicone Tie-dye Push pop Bubble Fidget Toy, Autism Special Needs Stress Reliever, Squeeze Sensory Tools to Relieve Emotional Stress for Kids (Square) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
LEERUI Pop Rainbow Bubble Push Sensory Fidget Toy, Pop Educational School Game Crafts Gift, Silicone Stress Reliever, for Kids Teen(4P-Owl+Heart+Round+Octagon) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Nabisco Team Favorites Variety Pack, OREO Mini, CHIPS AHOY! Mini, Teddy Grahams Honey & Barnum's Animal Crackers, School Lunch Box Snacks, 30 Snack Packs • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
NUTTY TOYS Monkey Noodle Sensory Strings 6 Pack; Top Classroom Fidget for Kids, Fine Motor Skills & Learning for Toddlers - Best Boys Girls Tweens Teens & Adult ADHD Birthday Gift Present Idea 2021 • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97

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