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Ms. Shaw from Hartford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

So Fresh and so Clean Volume Two

My students need uniform pants and shirts so that they may come to school feeling clean, confident, and ready to learn.

  • $209 goal

This project expired on November 28, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from diverse backgrounds, a number of whom are English language learners, many with physical and mental health needs, and many living below the poverty line. My students face challenges daily that make it difficult to get to school, including lack of transportation, access to clean uniforms, and caring for younger siblings. All children at my school receive free or reduced price breakfast and lunch daily. Despite many of the challenges they face, my students come to school filled with energy, curiosity, and the desire to succeed.

My students are resilient, strong leaders looking for opportunities to express themselves and have their voices heard.

Many of my students do not have access to supplies or technology at home as a result of financial strain so I strive to provide my students fun and unique learning opportunities that emphasize STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) collaboration, and creativity.

My Project

Many of my students are living below the poverty line and do not have access to basic care items. Good hygiene and feeling clean gives students confidence to face their peers and take on the academic challenges of the school day.

Many students miss school and avoid classes because of lack of clean uniforms, warm clothing during winter, and poor hygiene.

This project will provide warm clothing that is compliant with our schools uniform policy. Many students are out of uniform and therefore avoid class, simply because they do not have clean uniforms at home or lack funds for additional clothing items beyond the basic uniform shirt. Poor hygiene and lack of uniform can exacerbate feelings of insecurity and can affect student confidence. This project will give students access to basic needs that they do not have available at home and in turn increase student time in the classroom.

Ms. Shaw
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 105 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dickies Girl Junior's Worker Bootcut Pant with 2 Back Pockets,Khaki,15 • Amazon Business $22.21 3 $66.63
Dickies Big Girls' Super Skinny Stretch Pant, Rinsed Dark Navy, 16 • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
French Toast Big Boys' Long-Sleeve Pique Polo Shirt, Navy, X-Large/14-16 • Amazon Business $11.18 3 $33.54

Materials cost

$145.14

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$177.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.29

Total project goal

$208.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$208.61

3 Donors

-$147.41

Donations toward project cost

-$125.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.11

match offer

-$61.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$52.01

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.18

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$0.00

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