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Mrs. Raygoza from Watsonville CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Who are Homeless Need a Great Start!

Help me give my students backpack full of the basic supplies needed for the school year-including crayons, folders, laminating sheets, snack bags, socks, and paper bags to pack their snacks with a stapler.

  • $419 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In our low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom. To combat the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students are creative, clever, and very spontaneous.

They like to move. They love to read, and they love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single-parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical."

From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

Our school would like to provide for those students in need with a backpack and school supplies. We are going to give crayons, folders, and pencils. These school supplies can get very expensive depending on the number of children you might have and worst if you are homeless. In our school we have many families who are transitioning from very difficult situations and become homeless. Many students come to school hungry and would like a snack through out the day. It's important to be able to have a paper bag full of snacks. They asked me sometimes if I have granola bars or snacks in my classroom. It's really sad when I don't have any snacks available to share with them.

They are able to pick some snacks to take them with them for after school.

Many of our students attend after school until very late and they become hungry. They get a small snack but it may be their dinner.

We would love to conserve their art projects by using the laminating sheets since many projects don't get saved. We need staplers to be able to staple the snack bags that they can take with them.

Mrs. Raygoza
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
C-Line Recycled Two-Pocket Paper Portfolio with Prongs, 1 Case of 100 Folders, Assorted Colors (05320-100) • Amazon Business $44.27 1 $44.27
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Chocolate Chip, 58 Count • Amazon Business $10.99 4 $43.96
Crystal Clear Thermal Laminating Pouches - Pack of 200 Sheets (9" x 11.5") • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Crayola Crayons Bulk, 24 Box Classpack, 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
5 Pound White Paper Bag - Pack Of 500 Bags - 5.25" x 3.25" x 10.75" - Lunch Bags • Amazon Business $28.08 1 $28.08
Swingline Stapler, 747, 25 Sheet Capacity, Chrome (74720) • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
bago Lightweight Backpack. Water Resistant Collapsible Rucksack for Travel and Sports. Foldable and Packable Daypack for Adults, Men and Women, Teens and Children (PURPLE) • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
bago Lightweight Backpack. Water Resistant Collapsible Rucksack for Travel and Sports. Foldable and Packable Daypack for Adults, Men and Women, Teens and Children (BLACK) • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Kettle Brand Potato Chips, Individual Single Serve Bags, Many Different Flavors Sampler Variety Pack (12 Count) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Bekahizar 20L Ultra Lightweight Backpack Foldable Hiking Daypack Water Resistant Travel Day Bag Packable for Kids Men Women Outdoor Sports Camping Day Trips Walking Cycling (Blue) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Cheez-It Baked Snack Cheese Crackers, Original, Single Serve, 1.5 oz Bags (36 Count) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39

Materials cost

$294.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.95

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$355.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.81

Total project goal

$418.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$418.71

4 Donors

-$209.36

Donations toward project cost

-$177.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.40

match offer

-$209.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$177.94

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.40

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$0.00

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