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Ms. Curran from Hartford CT is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Staying Focused With Snacks!

My students need small snacks and water bottles to help them succeed during the day!

  • $364 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My ninth grade English students are unique individuals that come from diverse backgrounds. As a low-income, high poverty urban school, my students arrive at our school from diverse backgrounds and circumstances. We have students who have come from approximately 30 different countries and speak at least 23 separate languages. They bring with them their own personalities, histories, and interests that help make our classroom community an energetic place. While my students face multitudes of hardships, their resiliency is inspiring and motivates me to work hard for them. Whether it is through more materials, unique learning experiences, or simple supports, my goal is to do whatever I can to support them.

What makes these students so amazing is their positive attitudes, motivation to improve, and the ability to use their differences as ways to teach each other.

Every year we work together towards group and individual goals to develop ourselves as better readers, writers, students, and humans. On paper, my job as their teacher is to provide them with the literary skills they need to be successful in our world, but I find that through our journey together it grows into so much more.

My Project

My students do their best to stay engaged and work hard throughout the entire day! However, with long periods and a late lunch time, this can become difficult. For many of my students, school is the place they receive the majority of their meals. If they came late and missed breakfast, the late lunch period can seem daunting. With 5 hours between breakfast and lunch, it can be challenging for teenagers to focus on their learning.

All students deserve to feel comfortable and focused during class!

This is why we are requesting snacks to keep in the classroom! The breakfast bars will be kept for students arriving late so they can have a fresh start to the school day. Granola bars, goldfish, and pretzels will be given to students through out the day and during after school activities to keep them going strong! Reusable water bottles will be used to help students stay hydrated and energized! Lastly, we always encourage our students to spread kindness and show gratitude so we are requesting thank you cards.

Ms. Curran
Grades 9-12
  • HPHS Law and Government Academy
  • Hartford, CT
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sports Squeeze Plastic Water Bottles Push/pull Cap 20 Ounce Bpa-free Set 8 • Amazon Business $15.95 4 $63.80
Snyder's of Hanover Mini Pretzels Single-Serve 1.5 Ounce, 48 Count • Amazon Business $25.86 2 $51.72
Kellogg's Cereal Cup Assortment Pack - Favorite, 5 flavors (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $24.00 2 $48.00
CLIF BAR - Energy Bar - Chocolate Chip - (2.4 Ounce Protein Bar, 12 Count) • Amazon Business $11.29 2 $22.58
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Chocolate Chip, 0.84 Ounce Bars, 58 Count • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Quaker Breakfast Squares, Variety Pack, Apple Cinnamon & Strawberry, 5 Count (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $10.07 2 $20.14
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, Crackers, Classic Mix, 29 oz, Variety Pack, Box, Snack Packs, 30-count • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
100 Thank You Cards Bulk - Thank You Notes, Navy Blue & Gold - Blank Note Cards with Envelopes - Perfect for Business, Wedding, Gift Cards, Graduation, Baby Shower, Funeral - 4x6 Photo Size • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Vanity Fair Everyday Napkins, 400 Count, White Paper Napkins, 2 Packs of 200 Napkins • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98

Materials cost

$275.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$309.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.58

Total project goal

$363.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$363.86

2 Donors

-$181.93

Donations toward project cost

-$154.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.29

match offer

-$181.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$154.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.29

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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