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Ms. Desanges from Orange NJ is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Snacks, Uniforms, and Book Bags for My Amazing Scholars!

Help me give my students snacks, book bags, hygiene products, and school supplies as they are starting this 2018-2019 school year.

  • $1,923 goal

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My Students

Our school, located in the heart of Orange, New Jersey, is the only middle school in the city. The school uniquely houses students between the ages of 13-15, grades 8th and 9th creating a mixture of struggle, instability and dependency. Our students struggle daily with their social and emotional needs; some unable to attain the basic needs and keep up with the school’s uniform policy. Our students deal with personal, family, social and educational obstacles that make their daily functioning more than difficult to manage.

Some of our students have lost parents and are forced to play the parent and older sibling roles.

For leisure, they find success in joining sports or a book club desperate for a better future for themselves. Over 50% of the school is/are of a Caribbean and/or Hispanic descent. A large portion of those students have parents who cannot guide them through their education. Parents/Guardians are unfamiliar with the culture and struggling financially to support their families with 3 to 4 jobs, most of the time in a single parent household.

My Project

We would like to make our school a one stop shop of necessities for students and their families in need. The uniform policy in our district assists students with being on time, embarrassment not having had the coolest gear or attending school with dirty uniform, many of them cannot afford. Having uniforms available for students during the school day, will relieve the stress of students and their families who cannot afford them. We need a system in place so that our youth can go out into the world looking their best, so they can be their best in the classroom as well as socially, and emotionally among their peers. Imagine wearing the same uniform every day for a week (dirty, odors), or missing school because your mom could not afford to do laundry? We can not neglect the mental and physical health of our students, but shove a book in front of their face.

In today's society bullying, hygiene, and confidence are important factors among middle school students.

Our parents work long hours, throughout the day and overnight in order to support their children. Students have difficulties with arriving to school on time because they don't have a reliable source to wake them up. Having alarm clocks available for our student can decrease the tardiness within our school.

The winter is arriving and we want to make sure our students have weather gear as they walk to and from school.

This project aims to be a sufficient significant help to a community of kids usually counted out. A decent uniform will provide more than just clothes, but days, weeks, and an entire school year of success for our scholars.

Ms. Desanges
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
High School Backpack, Laptop Backpack RFID College Bag for Women Men, Anti theft Travel Business Laptop Bag w/USB Charging Port, Mancro Slim Water Resistant Polyester Daypack Fit 15.6" Notebook, Black • Amazon Business $30.79 6 $184.74
Speed Stick Men's Deodorant, Ocean Surf - 3 ounce (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $13.86 8 $110.88
KEXIN 10 Pack 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Bulk Thumb Drive Memory Stick Jump Drive Zip Drive, 5 Colors (Black, Blue, Green, White, Red) • Amazon Business $36.25 3 $108.75
Lady Speed Stick Antiperspirant Deodorant, Stainguard, Powder Fresh - 2.3 oz (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $13.02 8 $104.16
Flash Drive 16GB USB 2.0 10 Pack Swivel blank Memory Stick Pnstaw bulk Thumb Drive Pen Drives Jump Drive for Data Storage, File Sharing(10 Pack,Multi-Color) (16GB) • Amazon Business $32.99 3 $98.97
Kellogg’s Favorites Single Serve Breakfast Cereal Cups Assortment Variety Pack, 96 Count • Amazon Business $44.93 2 $89.86
Frito Lay Variety Pack, Variety Mix, 60 Bags/Case (FRI52347) • Staples Advantage $34.99 2 $69.98
Laptop Backpack, Travel Computer Bag for Women & Men, Anti Theft Water Resistant College School Bookbag, Slim Business Backpack w/USB Charging Port Fits UNDER 17" Laptop & Notebook by Mancro (Grey) • Amazon Business $28.99 2 $57.98
hito 4" Black Silent Alarm Clock Battery Operated Night Light Extra Loud Alarm for Heavy Sleepers Kids • Amazon Business $8.49 6 $50.94
Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed Fruit, 5 oz. Bags, 12 Bags/Box (PIM05098) • $15.29 3 $45.87
Secret Original Shower Fresh Scent Women's Invisible Solid Ph Balanced Antiperspirant & Deodorant 2.6 Oz (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $14.94 3 $44.82
Winter Gloves Black Magic Gloves Wholesale 12 Pairs- One Size Fits Most (black) • Amazon Business $20.95 2 $41.90
Nestle Pure Life Juniors Purified 8 oz. Bottled Water, 24/CS • $5.52 7 $38.64
Special K Cereal, Original, 0.63-Ounce Individual-Serving Bowls (Pack of 96) • Amazon Business $38.02 1 $38.02
Special K Cereal, Original, 0.63-Ounce Individual-Serving Bowls (Pack of 96) • Amazon Business $38.02 1 $38.02
Welch's Mixed Fruits Snacks, 0.9 Oz, 66 Count (209-00320) • Staples Advantage $31.49 1 $31.49
Gelante Unisex Beanie Cap Knitted Warm Solid Color Multi-Packs (12 Pack: Black) • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
Gelante Unisex Beanie Cap Knitted Warm Solid Color Multi-Packs (12 Pack: Black) • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry, & Strawberry, 48/Case • Staples Advantage $22.99 1 $22.99
Grandma's Cookie Variety Pack, 36 Bags/Box (FRI14867) • Staples Advantage $10.95 2 $21.90
Gain Flings 3-in-1 Laundry Detergent Pods, Original, 72 Flings/Pack • $21.84 1 $21.84
Cheez-It Original Cracker, 45/Ct • $20.99 1 $20.99
Secret Original Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant, Invisible Solid, Powder Fresh, 2.6 Ounces (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $20.13 1 $20.13
Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Crackers, Classic Mix, 29 oz, Variety Pack, Box, Snack Packs, Pack Of 30 • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
Tide PODS Free & Gentle HE Laundry Detergent, 72 Pods/Pack • $19.54 1 $19.54
Tide PODS HE Laundry Detergent with Febreze Botanical Rain, 54 Pods/Pack • $19.29 1 $19.29
Rice Krispies Treats Minis, 50/Box • Staples Advantage $9.49 2 $18.98
Lady Speed Stick Antiperspirant Deodorant, Power, Powder Fresh -2.3 oz (6 pack) • Amazon Business $18.78 1 $18.78
Quaker Chewy Granola Bar Chocolate Chip & Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Variety Pack 60 Count (220-00434) • $17.84 1 $17.84
Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Variety Pack 48 Count (56173) • $15.72 1 $15.72
AXE Antiperspirant Deodorant Stick for Men, Apollo, 2.7 oz, 4 count • Amazon Business $15.52 1 $15.52
Dove Men+Care Antiperspirant Stick, Sensitive Shield, 2.7 Ounce (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Kellogg's Nutri-Grain, Soft Baked Breakfast Bars, Strawberry, Made with Whole Grain, Value Pack, 3 Packages of 20.8 oz ( 16 Count) • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed, 80 counts, 4.5 Pounds • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Frito-Lay Classic Mix Variety Pack, 35 Count • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Speed Stick Men's Deodorant, Ocean Surf - 3 ounce (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
Lady Speed Stick Antiperspirant Deodorant, Stainguard, Powder Fresh - 2.3 oz (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $13.02 1 $13.02
Tropicana 100% Juice Box, Apple Juice, 4.23oz, 44 Count • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Deluxe Original Cheddar Single Serve Cup, 2.39 Ounce (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Ocean Spray 100% Orange Juice, 4.2 Ounce Juice Box (Pack of 40) • Amazon Business $8.86 1 $8.86
Kraft Easy Mac Original Cheese, 2.05-Ounce Microwavable Cups (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49

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