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Mrs. Drewry from Waterbury CT is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Essentials

My students need book-bags, umbrellas, sweatshirts, tights, rain ponchos, and ready made breakfast and snack foods to help start the school year off right.

  • $764 goal

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My Students

My students love to come to school and they love to learn. However, teaching in urban district which is a low-income area where over ninety-five percent of our students receive free lunch can be a struggle. Students come from single parent homes where they struggle to make ends meet. Each day our students come to school after getting themselves dressed, fed (some) and to the bus on time with little adult support. They still manage to walk through our doors with a SMILE and ready to learn.

"One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world" is a favorite quote of mine from Buddah.

The barriers our students need to hurdle are vast.

When our kids walk through the door you never know what challenges they have already faced that morning. A gentle hello, hug, smile and listening ear is almost ALWAYS needed. Sometimes we are the most consistent and loving relationship they have. I want to help our student population feel loved and cared for while helping them reach their fullest potential.

My Project

Many of my students come from single parent homes where basic necessities are scarce. With the new school year and Fall weather approaching each year I want my students to be prepared and less worried about the cold, rainy weather. I often supply clothing and necessities for the changing weather and the students that are exposed to the elements on their daily walk to and from school. This year I would like to be prepared in advance with book-bags, t-shirts, sweatshirts, tights, rain ponchos and umbrellas. No child should have to be wet and cold before even starting their day. Many of these children wait at bus stops or walk very early. I would also like to have easy take home foods readily available. Many students don't get meals beyond the school walls. They often take home extra fruit and snacks from the day. I have brought cereal and nonperishable food to their houses or sent it home in book bags. I know all these things would help the all around student. No child should have to go without or worry about the basics and then be expected to perform in the classroom. Please help me make this possible!

Mrs. Drewry
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tiagogear Umbrella - Windproof Travel Umbrella - Compact One-Handed Auto Open/Close … • Amazon Business $9.92 5 $49.60
Hanes Men's FreshIQ ComfortSoft Crewneck T-Shirt (Bonus Pack), White, Large • Amazon Business $23.21 2 $46.42
Kid Nation Kids' Solid Brushed Fleece Zip Hooded Sweatshirt in 8 Color L Navy • Amazon Business $14.95 3 $44.85
Hanes Big Girls' ComfortSoft EcoSmart Full-Zip Fleece Hoodie, Navy, M • Amazon Business $11.53 3 $34.59
Kid Nation Kids' Solid Brushed Fleece Zip Hooded Sweatshirt in 8 Color XL Navy • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
Children Rain Ponchos, 2 Pack Portable Reusable Raincoats For 6-12 Years Old • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Brinch 15 - 15.6 Inch Multi-functional Suit Fabric Portable Laptop Sleeve Case Shoulder Messenger Bag Briefcase for Laptop, Tablet, Macbook, Notebook - Grey-Green • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Pixy Stix Giant Straws - 85/.42 Oz. Straws • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Ballet Tights Ultra Soft Transition Convertible Dance Tights for Girls (White - 2 Tights, 5-7 Years) • Amazon Business $12.88 2 $25.76
Nutri-Grain Kellogg's Cereal Bars Variety Pack, 48 Count • Amazon Business $23.98 1 $23.98
Hanes Men's Full Zip EcoSmart Fleece Hoodie, Black, Medium • Amazon Business $11.20 2 $22.40
Hanes Men's Full Zip EcoSmart Fleece Hoodie, Black, Large • Amazon Business $11.20 2 $22.40
Hanes Men's Full Zip EcoSmart Fleece Hoodie, Black, X-Large • Amazon Business $11.20 2 $22.40
Hanes Men's ComfortSoft T-Shirt (Pack of 6), White, Medium • Amazon Business $21.21 1 $21.21
Country Kids Little Girls' School Uniform Shimmer Dot Cotton Rich Footed Warm Winter Tights, Fits 3-5 years, Navy • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00
Zukie Girls Tights for Children & Teens, Warm Winter Leggings, Perfect for School Uniforms, Small (4-6 Years), White • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Snyders | Old Fashioned Pretzel Sticks 3 pounds 7 ounces • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
TeeHee Kids Girls Fashion Cotton Tights 3 Pair Pack (9-10 Years, Stripes) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Clorox Scentiva Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Hawaiian Sunshine, 140 Count • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Eddie Bauer Little Girls' Sweater (More Styles Available), Navy-PRHA, 5/6 • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Tropicana 100% Juice Box, Apple Juice, 4.23oz, 44 Count • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Trailmaker Classic Backpack (Grey) • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
17" Trailmaker Backpack Bookbag (Stripes, One Size) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed, 80 counts, 4.5 Pounds • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
17" Trailmaker Backpack Bookbag (Peach Blush, One Size) • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
Trail maker Super Popular Boys Backpack for School, Summer Camp, Travel and Outdoors! Sharks • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
Rice Krispies Kellogg’s, Treats Crispy Marshmallow Mini-Squares, Original, Single Serve, Display Box Caddy, 0.39 oz Bars (50 Count) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Health Shield Essential Oil (100% PURE THERAPEUTIC GRADE) by Healing Solutions - 10ml • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79

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