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Teacher Thomas from Atlanta GA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student-led project

South Atlanta SkillsUSA Care Closet 2018-2019

Help us get meet the basic needs of our students by providing food and hygiene products for student success!

  • $554 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

About My Students

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. They provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.

SkillsUSA students focus on career awareness, exploration, community involvement, leadership, professional development, and competitive events. Although SAHS students are ALL economically disadvantaged, we understand the importance of giving back ourselves! No child should go hungry or without basic hygiene products.

The CARE Closet is not simply an informational resource. It serves as an immediate and tangible "fix" for a very solvable problem. Each day hundreds of students come to school and leave school hungry or lack the basic hygiene items. Therefore, The CARE Closet at SAHS is a response to an issue that cannot be ignored. Students are unable to concentrate, perform, or focus when their most basic needs are not being met.

SAHS SkillsUSA created this project for the school as a need to our economically disadvantaged population. Students are feed breakfast and lunch daily at no cost or teachers assist with washing clothes, but what happens when they go home or on weekends? CARE Closet addresses these needs and allows identified students weekly to fill a backpack full of snacks, easily prepared meals, and hygiene products. SAHS SkillsUSA students are responsible for re-stocking and maintaining the CARE Closet.

In Their Own Words

SAHS SkillsUSA must ensure that our classmates are able to concentrate, perform, and focus daily by making sure our classmates do not leave school hungry or lack basic hygiene items. CARE Closet helps support students at SAHS and provide them with a basic needs that are absolutely essential for their academic success.

SAHS SkillsUSA realize that teachers can only provide so much support, as we watched teachers bring in food, wash students clothes, allow students to take showers, etc. but realized that we can also help. At SAHS, we are family and we must support each other growth and development. Success is build first by addressing students' basic needs.

We develop leadership skills through the development of this project. As a SkillsUSA members, we are required to participate regularly in community service projects. We researched and organized a specific community service project that would benefit the students of SAHS. CARE Closet met and identified the needs of the students at SAHS.

This project is important to us, as our classmates are our future. It is our responsible as students with the support of teachers, parents, etc. to support our classmates emotionally, physically, mentally, psychologically, academically, and socially. It is not enough to just educate our classmates! If our basic needs are meet, we are more likely to succeed in school.

Teacher Thomas
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dove White Travel Size Bar Soap With Moisturizing Lotion, 2.6 Oz., 36/CT • Staples Advantage $50.99 1 $50.99
Frito Lay Variety Pack, Variety Mix, 60 Bags/Case (FRI52347) • Staples Advantage $34.99 1 $34.99
Powerade Sports Drink, Fruit Punch, 20 oz., 24 Bottles/Pack • Staples Advantage $29.69 1 $29.69
Planters NUT-rition Heart Healthy Mix, 1.5 oz. Bags, 12/Box (220-00496) • Staples Advantage $28.49 1 $28.49
Pirate's Booty Natural Aged White Cheddar Baked Corn Puffs, 0.5 Oz, 36 Count (220-00092) • Staples Advantage $26.99 1 $26.99
Old Spice Red Zone Swagger Antiperspirant and Deodorant .5 oz (01643CT) • Staples Advantage $24.99 1 $24.99
Secret Invisible Solid Antiperspirant and Deodorant, Powder Fresh Scent, 0.5 oz (31384CT) • Staples Advantage $24.99 1 $24.99
Quaker Oatmeal Flavor Variety Box, 52 Count (220-00482) • Staples Advantage $23.99 1 $23.99
Kraft Mac & Cheese Easy Mac Cups 12 Count (02587) • Staples Advantage $23.49 1 $23.49
Acti-Lift Laundry Detergent, Original, 25oz Bottle • Staples Advantage $5.79 4 $23.16
Nature Valley Oats & Honey Granola Bars, 1.5 oz. Packs, 2 Bars/Pack, 28 Packs/Box • Staples Advantage $21.39 1 $21.39
Del Monte 50 Calorie Lite Fruit Cup Cans Variety, 4 oz, 24 Count (220-00748) • Staples Advantage $20.99 1 $20.99
Capri Sun Roarin' Waters Juice, 6 fl. oz. Pouches, Variety Pack, 40/Box (442) • Staples Advantage $17.29 1 $17.29
Nissin Cup Noodles, Chicken, Soup, 2.5 oz (827961) • Staples Advantage $17.03 1 $17.03
Austin Cracker Cookie Variety Pack, 45 count • Staples Advantage $14.99 1 $14.99
Kellogg's Strawberry Flavored Nutri-Grain Bars, 1.3 oz. Bars, 16 Bars/Box • Staples Advantage $12.99 1 $12.99
Alpine Spring Water, 16.9 Oz Bottle, 35/case • Staples Advantage $9.63 1 $9.63

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