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Ms. Ovalle from Chicago IL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Starting School With Confidence (Part II)

Help me give my students personal care items, clothing, supplies and snacks to get them through the school day with confidence.

  • $1,027 goal

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My Students

"If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger." ~ Buzz Aldrin

As diverse students with disabilities, it is important that students are able to come to school with the basic essentials needed to be ready to learn.

My students are energetic and fun inner-city high school students. My students have a range of disabilities including learning disabilities, visual impairments, autism and intellectual disabilities. A majority of them are also English Language Learners. My students show greater enthusiasm when they have a clean and safe learning environment and when they are not hungry.

My school is located in a large, urban city. Of our 3,100 students, 94% are low-income, 10% of the students have disabilities, and 8% are English Language Learners. More than 75% of my particular students are low-income, have disabilities and/or are English Language Learners. I teach my students not to let their ethnicity, personal home situations, English Language Learner status or disabilities hinder their academic or social-emotional growth.

My Project

My students need to restock the snacks including granola bars, fruit snacks, and popcorn. I am also requesting personal care items (travel kits that contain everything they may need) and clothing for the cooling weather to continue the school year with confidence. I am adding basic supplies as their beginning of the year supplies need replenishing and many students can't afford new ones. This project allows students to have access to basic personal care items, supplies and snacks to get them through the school day. Many students leave their homes before 7:00 a.m. and return home after 5:00 p.m. due to lengthy bus or public transportation rides and participation in after school programs. It is important for students to have essential personal care and dietary items to support their energy and motivation throughout the day.

Students deserve to have appropriate snacks, supplies, clothing and personal hygiene items to get them through the day.

Most of my students are from low-income families and often times don't have the resources they need at home. Many times they say they are hungry or don't have a personal care item available; with this project I will readily be able to provide these resources for them. By having their hunger and personal hygiene needs met through being able to have access to basic supplies, students are more likely to feel confident and prepared to put in their best effort throughout the day.

Ms. Ovalle
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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

This project will reach 100 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EasySnacks Snack Box, 125/BX • Staples Advantage $99.99 1 $99.99
Convenience Kits Women’s Premium 20-Piece Necessities Travel Kit, Featuring: Fructis Hair Products • Amazon Business $18.56 5 $92.80
Convenience Kits Men’s Premium 20-Piece Necessities Travel Kit, Featuring: Dove Men & Care Products • Amazon Business $16.87 5 $84.35
Skinny Pop 100 Calorie Popcorn Snack, 0.65 Oz, 24 Count (220-00408) • Staples Advantage $40.49 2 $80.98
Frito Lay Variety Pack, Variety Mix, 60 Bags/Case (FRI52347) • Staples Advantage $34.99 2 $69.98
Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry, & Strawberry, 48/Case • Staples Advantage $22.99 2 $45.98
Healthy Low Calorie Snack Box (700-00005) • Staples Advantage $41.49 1 $41.49
Grandma's Big Chocolate Chip Cookies, 2/Pk, 2.5 oz., 60/Ct • Staples Advantage $34.49 1 $34.49
Welch's Mixed Fruit Snacks, 80 Calorie Pouches, Pack of 66 (PIM69866) • Staples Advantage $16.99 2 $33.98
Nulibenna Womens Pullover Sweaters Knit Long Sleeve Cable Heart Patch Jumper Tops • Amazon Business $28.98 1 $28.98
Famous Amos Club Pack, Chocolate Chip Cookies, 2-oz., 36/Case • Staples Advantage $13.35 2 $26.70
JD Apaprel Premium Heavyweight Two-Tone Raglan Sleeve Pullover Hoodie S Heather grey black • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Grandma's Cookie Variety Pack, 36 Bags/Box (FRI14867) • Staples Advantage $10.95 2 $21.90
Wonderful Roasted & Salted Pistachios, 1.25 oz., 12/BX • Staples Advantage $21.09 1 $21.09
Lance Variety Pack Snack Crackers/Cookies, Vanilla, Chocolate, Peanut Butter Pack, 1.65 oz., 24 / Box • Staples Advantage $19.19 1 $19.19
Shawhuwa Womens Long Sleeve Sweatshirt Loose T-Shirt Blouses Tops S Black • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Pepperidge Farms Milano Dark Chocolate Cookies 2-Packs, 20 Count (220-00088) • Staples Advantage $18.19 1 $18.19
SweatyRocks Women's Sweatshirts Pullover Fleece Drop Shoulder Striped Hoodie Burgundy M • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars, .84 oz. Bars, 8 Bars/Box • Staples Advantage $2.99 5 $14.95
Emerald 100 Calorie Pack Walnuts and Almonds, .56 oz. Packs, 7 Packs/Box • Staples Advantage $6.99 2 $13.98
Kellogg's Pop-Tarts, Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon, 3.52 oz. Packs, 6 Packs/Box • Staples Advantage $6.49 2 $12.98
Emerald 100 Calorie Pack Dark Chocolate Cocoa Roast Almonds, .63 oz. Packs, 7 Packs/Box • Staples Advantage $6.99 1 $6.99

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