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Ms. Lewis from Miami FL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students in Need of Healthy Snacks

My students need healthy snacks to eat after school and to take home.

  • $347 goal

This project expired on July 19, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a school in a low-income area. Many of our students don't have the basic necessities to come to school or the means to purchase necessary supplies. At our school, we often give out vouchers for free school uniforms because parents cannot afford to purchase uniforms. We have given out book bags filled with supplies to the most needy students so that they can have their basic classroom needs met. Other students may start with materials but lose track of them due to many housing moves throughout the year.

My Project

Drinking plenty of water has been linked to many health benefits, and my students are always saying, "I'm thirsty, can I have some water?" I'm sure they don't realize that plenty of water leads to better learning, better thinking, better attitudes, and better overall health, but they do understand one of the basic human needs to eat and drink.

My students are at a crucial stage in their development and staying healthy is at the top of the list of important aspects of their lives.

In addition to a water for hydration afterschool, we will use the healthy snacks to teach about healthy practices in general. They will have access to these snacks daily after science club. My students currently bring unhealthy foods to eat. My students want to be healthy and they want to learn.

After Hurricane Maria my students have lost everything and we are trying to rebuild our program. We are starting over and we can't wait to get things rolling again. My students need these basic essentials so they can excel in school and in life far beyond the classroom. When your basic needs are met, you can begin to think about all the enriching things in life besides mere survival.

Ms. Lewis
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Frito Lay Variety Pack, Variety Mix, 60 Bags/Case • Quill.com $33.99 2 $67.98
Nestle Pure Life Juniors Purified 8 oz. Bottled Water, 24/CS • Quill.com $5.52 10 $55.20
BlueBird 100% Apple Juice, 5.5 oz. Cans, 48/Case • Quill.com $30.59 1 $30.59
Welch's 100% Apple Juice 5.5 oz. Cans, 48/Case • Quill.com $28.89 1 $28.89
Grandma's Cookie Variety Pack, 36 Bags/Box • Quill.com $14.44 2 $28.88
Austin Cracker Cookie Variety Pack, 45 count • Quill.com $13.59 2 $27.18
Combos Snacks Cheddar Cheese Pretzels, 1.80-oz., 18/Box • Quill.com $11.04 2 $22.08

Materials cost

$260.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$294.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.01

Total project goal

$346.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$346.72

1 Donor

-$346.72

Donations toward project cost

-$294.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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