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Ms. Taurins from Muskegon MI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Socks and Storage Ensure Students Have Essential Winter Gear

Help me give my students warm socks for cold Michigan winters, and storage bins to store all of our outdoor winter clothing.

  • $399 goal

This project expired on March 25, 2019.

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My Students

My students are curious, passionate, dedicated learners in the 3rd grade. Our academy's goal is to provide a safe and emotionally secure learning environment. In addition, we focus on real-world skills, problem solving, and how to be a good citizen.

My scholars have a ton of potential; my goal is to help them realize this potential by cultivating academic excellence and recognizing their individual strengths.

They are a creative and innovative group. With the right tools, the sky is truly the limit!

My Project

Winter is my students' favorite time of year. They love running in the snow, building snowmen, making snow angels, and building snow forts. Because our town is close to Lake Michigan, we get lots of lake effect snow (many seasons totaling well over 100 inches!).

I hope to be able to provide a 'winter gear clothing closet' in my classroom with enough gloves, hats, snow pants, and socks for each of my students to be able to borrow them whenever they need them.

Recess during snowy Michigan winters can be fun, with priceless memories to be made. Unfortunately, my students do not have the proper winter gear to be able to play outside comfortably when it gets snowy and temperatures stay well below freezing. This year I was able to provide each of my students with a pair of mittens and a winter hat. Through this project, I hope to provide my students with warm socks for times when their feet get wet in the deep snow. The socks will also help students stay comfortable while waiting at the bus stop or walking to school.

I have also requested storage bins to help organize our winter gear: hats, mittens, snow pants, socks, and other essential items. This will make it easy for students to find exactly what they need.

With this project, my students will have the winter gear they need to stay warm and dry outside this winter, and for many Michigan winters to come.

Ms. Taurins
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
IRIS Store-It-All Tote 5 Gallon, 4 Pack, Clear • $31.44 2 $62.88
IRIS Store-It-All Tote 10 Gallon, 2 Pack, Clear • $27.62 2 $55.24
Under Armour Women''s No Show Liner Socks 6 Pack (M) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 2 $39.98
IRIS Store-It-All Tote 18 Gallon, 2 Pack, Clear • $36.80 1 $36.80
adidas Kids Cushioned Stripe Crew Socks 6 Pack (L) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $16.00 2 $32.00
Field & Stream Crew Sock 6 Pack (M) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $14.99 2 $29.98
Under Armour Youth Essential Twist No Show Socks 6 Pack (L) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $18.99 1 $18.99
Under Armour Girls Essential Low Cut Liner Socks 6 Pack (7-9) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $14.97 1 $14.97

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