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Mrs. Boyce from Detroit MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sleep Well, Do Well!

My students need sleeping bags to keep warm in at night in order to get a good night's sleep.

  • $659 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My classroom is a Pre-K classroom consisting of boys and girls that are 4 years old. My students come from economically disadvantaged homes in the inner city of the largest urban school district in the state. The school is over 100 years old! The school is located in a crime-infested area with homes that are in shambles, vacant lots filled with rubbish, and remains of burned out structures. The students, with the help of their parents, somehow rise above it all and come to school daily, eager to learn through play.

A typical day in my classroom is filled with smiles, laughter, and a sense of security.

My students come to school full of energy and ready to learn. They know they are in a safe place with a variety of hands-on activities that keep them on task and out of trouble. There is never a boring moment throughout the day in my classroom!

My Project

Often my pre-k students come to school hungry and tired. The students in my pre-k program are living below the federal poverty guidelines and are given free breakfast, lunch and snack daily at school. I am able to keep their bellies full at school but I cannot keep them warm and comfortable at night in order to get enough rest.

The "tired" part of the equation is because my students are living in over crowded living spaces where families and friends share homes to survive along with sharing beds to sleep.

I know I cannot fix the homelessness of the equation but I would love to see my pre-k babies getting enough sleep at night in their own space. If I could provide them with their own sleeping bag then I know they would be able to keep warm and sleep independently from others crowded in a bed. My students would perform a lot better at school if they were to come to school prepared, which includes enough sleep to function.

Your donation would help my students to rest easy at night in a snug, warm sleeping bag. Your donation would also help my students to succeed in the classroom by being well rested and prepared to learn.

Mrs. Boyce
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Marvel Spiderman Slumber Bag Set • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Drawstring Bag with Sleeping Sack • Amazon Business $31.99 2 $63.98
Disney Cars Slumber Set • Amazon Business $30.84 2 $61.68
Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Retro Slumber Set • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Disney Princess Slumber Bag Set • Amazon Business $17.46 3 $52.38
Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Skye and Everest Drawstring Carry Bag with Nap Mat, Pink • Amazon Business $24.98 2 $49.96
Paw Patrol Girls Sleeping Bag with Carry Sling • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
Disney Frozen Slumber Set • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
Small Toys G04800 Dog Assortment • Amazon Business $20.95 2 $41.90
Disney Minnie Mouse Slumber Bag Set • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$521.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$559.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.76

Total project goal

$658.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$658.38

3 Donors

-$326.98

Donations toward project cost

-$281.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.30

match offer

-$326.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$277.94

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.05

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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