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Ms. Gamboa from Chicago IL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Support for Teen Moms

My students need diapers, board books, and educational toys for their children.

  • $481 goal

This project expired on May 17, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach students at a small, alternative school. The school is located in a struggling inner-city community. Previous schools have not been a good fit for my students for various reasons, but they are reaching for success at my school.

My students are strong-willed and dedicated.

They have encountered many obstacles in their education process, but have come back to take control of their own destiny. Our goal as teachers is not only to educate them, but to meet them where other schools did not in the past.

My Project

Our teen moms work hard every day. They come to school and work for 7 hours. Then they go home and take care of their child. Sometimes they work all weekend to try to pay for essentials for their kid. With limited resources, they make tough decisions, like whether to buy food or diapers for their babies. Toys, books, and other educational materials are a luxury and our teen moms are often sad to not be able to provide those things for their children.

Providing essentials for a teenager's child can give her huge opportunities.

It might allow her to save money for school (for herself or for her child). It might ease her mind when she's wondering when she'll need to buy diapers again. It might help her with new books to read with her child before bed. With teen moms frequently taking on most of the responsibilities for their child, many opportunities are lost for them. This project hopes to give back some of that opportunity through meeting basic needs and educational fun for their children.

Ms. Gamboa
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pampers Baby-Dry Disposable Diapers Size 2, 222 Count, ECONOMY PACK PLUS • Amazon Business $46.94 1 $46.94
Pampers Baby-Dry Disposable Diapers Size 5, 160 Count, ECONOMY PACK PLUS • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Pampers Baby-Dry Disposable Diapers Size 4, 180 Count, ECONOMY PACK PLUS • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Pampers Baby-Dry Disposable Diapers Size 3, 204 Count, ECONOMY PACK PLUS • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Pampers Baby-Dry Disposable Diapers Size 1, 252 Count, ECONOMY PACK PLUS • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Baby Einstein Explore and Discover Soft Block Toys • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Baby Touch and Feel: Splish! Splash! (Baby Touch & Feel) • Amazon Business $4.79 2 $9.58
Baby Touch and Feel: Things That Go (Baby Touch & Feel) • Amazon Business $4.54 2 $9.08
Baby Touch and Feel: Animals • Amazon Business $4.19 2 $8.38
Bright Starts Snuggle Teether Assorted • Amazon Business $4.00 2 $8.00
The First Years Stacking Up Cups • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Baby Touch and Feel: Colors and Shapes (Baby Touch & Feel) • Amazon Business $3.94 2 $7.88
Baby Touch and Feel: Cuddly Animals (Baby Touch & Feel) • Amazon Business $3.93 2 $7.86
Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys • Amazon Business $3.88 2 $7.76
Baby Einstein Rollar Pillar Activity Balls • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
Baby Touch and Feel: Puppies and Kittens (Baby Touch & Feel) • Amazon Business $3.76 2 $7.52
Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy • Amazon Business $7.47 1 $7.47
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
The Grouchy Ladybug • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Touch and Feel: Farm (Touch & Feel) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Baby Touch and Feel: Numbers (Baby Touch & Feel) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Bright Starts Grab and Spin Rattle • Amazon Business $2.97 2 $5.94
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (Brown Bear and Friends) • Amazon Business $5.76 1 $5.76
Baby Touch and Feel: Park (Baby Touch & Feel) • Amazon Business $5.73 1 $5.73
Giraffes Can't Dance • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Baby Einstein Bendy Ball • Amazon Business $4.36 1 $4.36

Materials cost

$373.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$408.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.11

Total project goal

$480.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$480.76

4 Donors

-$335.37

Donations toward project cost

-$285.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.30

match offer

-$145.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$123.58

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.81

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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