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Mrs. Fernandez from Chicago IL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Staying Warm in Cold Chicago

My students need black gloves, socks, scarves, and hats to stay warm in the winter. The items must be black to comply with their JROTC uniform requirements.

  • $746 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students travel from throughout the city, mostly from unsafe, under-served neighborhoods to our Level 1 Plus school. In addition, over 95% of the students receive free and reduced lunch, which means money for new sports equipment is not available at home.

Unfortunately, the neighborhood our school is in is extremely dangerous which hinders our activities before and after school for safety reasons.

Despite the transportation and neighborhood issues, the students are dedicated to the betterment of their school. Students arrive very early, most often when it is still dark and cold out, and leave well after the sun has gone down and the temperature has dropped. Despite having JROTC uniforms, students often lack scarves, hats, gloves and boots needed for Chicago winters.

My Project

The requested socks, gloves, scarves, and hats will be distributed to students who are in temporary living situations, homeless and/or who travel over an hour on public transportation to and from school. Unfortunately many of our students come from homes that cannot provide sufficient cold weather gear.

These students often wait for long periods of time outside with little protection from the strong Chicago winds!

Chicago winters are brutal, with temperatures dipping below zero several times throughout the winter.

Unfortunately our students cannot afford to purchase clothing that complies with their Junior ROTC issued uniforms. This will provide them with the cold-weather accessories every Chicagoan needs.

Mrs. Fernandez
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
2 Pack Arctic Extreme Thick Heat Trapping Thermal Insulated Fleece Lined Neck Warmers Gaiters Unisex Cold Weather Gear Winter Face Mask, Black, One Size • Amazon Business $19.99 5 $99.95
2 Pairs of Thick Heat Trapping Insulated Heated Boot Thermal Socks, Black, (L) Shoe Size: Men's 9-12; Women's 10.5-13 • Amazon Business $19.99 5 $99.95
Classy Premium Unisex Scarf -BLACK • Amazon Business $9.99 10 $99.90
Spikerking Mens Winter Knitting Wool Warm Hat Daily Slouchy Beanie Skull Cap,Black • Amazon Business $8.99 10 $89.90
OZERO Deerskin Suede Leather Palm and Polar Fleece Back with Heatlok Insulated Cotton Layer Thermal Gloves, Medium - Denim-Black • Amazon Business $13.99 5 $69.95
Fantastic Zone Men Winter Gloves, -20°F Cold Proof Thermal Gloves, Deerskin Suede Leather Palm and Polar Fleece Back with Heatlok Insulated Cotton Layer - Keep Warm in Cold Weather • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Fantastic Zone Men Winter Gloves, -20°F Cold Proof Thermal Gloves, Deerskin Suede Leather Palm and Polar Fleece Back with Heatlok Insulated Cotton Layer - Keep Warm in Cold Weather • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Fantastic Zone Men Winter Gloves, -20°F Cold Proof Thermal Gloves, Deerskin Suede Leather Palm and Polar Fleece Back with Heatlok Insulated Cotton Layer - Keep Warm in Cold Weather • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97

Materials cost

$594.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$633.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.79

Total project goal

$745.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$745.27

2 Donors

-$372.63

Donations toward project cost

-$316.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.89

match offer

-$372.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$316.74

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.90

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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