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Mrs. Bergeron-Thomas from Bakersfield CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students access to books while they are on quarantine. Some students need basic supplies, such as shampoo and toothbrushes.

  • $524 goal

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My Students

Due to COVID-19, our school was shut down unexpectedly. We were under the impression that we would be back within two weeks. Therefore, very few materials were taken home. I allowed my students to take books from the class library, but they've already read through them all. Fortunately, our district provided one Chromebook per family member. Additionally, our school is offering students free breakfast and lunch. However, they need more materials to succeed academically.

My Project

Many of my students do not have access to books or other learning materials at home. In fact, some students do not have any shampoo to keep clean. Therefore, these items will keep students reading during these scary and unprecedented times. My heart breaks when I hear that my students are bored, but have very little materials to stay busy at home.

By giving students these books, it will allow them to travel, while staying in the comfort and safety of their own home.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you for considering donating to my students.

Mrs. Bergeron-Thomas
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bamboo Toothbrushes Charcoal Bristles- Biodegradable, Natural, Eco-Friendly, Compostable, Vegan Reusable Bamboo Toothbrush (10 Pack) $7.88 5 $39.40
Aveeno Scalp Soothing Rose Water & Chamomile Blend Shampoo, 12 Ounce $5.20 6 $31.20
Aveeno Scalp Soothing Rose Water and Chamomile Blend Conditioner, 12 Ounce $5.20 6 $31.20
The Secret Lake: A children's mystery adventure $7.99 3 $23.97
The Fellowship for Alien Detection $7.59 3 $22.77
Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python, 4E $20.99 1 $20.99
I'm 12 Years Old And I Saved The World $5.99 3 $17.97
Inside Out and Back Again $5.29 3 $15.87
Suave Shampoo and Conditioner for gentle cleaning and detangling Surf's Up hypoallergenic 12 oz 6 ct $14.40 1 $14.40
Greenglass House $6.99 2 $13.98
The Finest Hours (True Rescue Series) $6.78 2 $13.56
Counting by 7s $6.69 2 $13.38
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas $6.39 2 $12.78
Someday $10.99 1 $10.99
Wonder $9.74 1 $9.74
Beyond the Bright Sea $8.99 1 $8.99
The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel $8.71 1 $8.71
The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. (1)) $7.59 1 $7.59
It's Not the End of the World $7.39 1 $7.39
Fever 1793 $7.19 1 $7.19
One Crazy Summer $6.19 1 $6.19
The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again $5.99 1 $5.99
Best Friends (Real Friends) $5.79 1 $5.79
Last Day on Mars (Chronicle of the Dark Star) $5.69 1 $5.69
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story $5.29 1 $5.29
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two $4.99 1 $4.99
The City of Ember (The City of Ember Book 1) $4.89 1 $4.89
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) $4.49 1 $4.49

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