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Ms. Swanson from Kenner LA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Support the Bear Necessities Shop

Help me give my students an on campus supply center they can rely on to have the essentials they need to be warm, healthy and clean.

  • $509 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our Bruins are spirited, talented and resilient. We are a high school with about 1,400 students in Louisiana. We have a diverse student body with students from all over the world, many new to our country and learning English for the first time.

On the announcements every day we are reminded, "Once a Bruin, always a Bruin because here, we are the difference." We have a unique environment where students are invested in our school and feel empowered to make a difference when they see a need.

We have a wide range of talents and interests across our campus: from students enrolled in our nursing or automotive programs to students leading the way for our district in Restorative Practices and Leadership classes to students building and designing sets for our impressive Bruin Theater Alliance, to our many talented student-athletes that lead beyond the field and court.

My Project

This on-campus supply center at our school, the Bear Necessities Shop, is a student-led initiative that continues to grow and make an impact on our students. We have a goal of creating a sustainable program that supports students with food, hygiene, school, and clothing supplies. When students have their basic necessities met they can focus better on becoming our future leaders.

Provide on-going support to our students by filling our shelves with shelf-stable food, hygiene supplies, and school necessities.

With the leadership of our student restorative facilitators, we have developed a system for distributing supplies to students who need them that preserves their dignity and builds the dialog about food scarcity on campus. Our students are not only supporting their peers but developing empathy and leadership skills. We are continuously growing the service we offer and the number of students we support and we need your help to do this.

Ms. Swanson
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Healthy Snacks To Go Healthy Mixed Snack Box & Snacks Gift Variety Pack (Care Package 66 Count) • Amazon Business $36.79 1 $36.79
Horizon Organic 1 % Low Fat Milk, 8-Ounce Aseptic Cartons (Pack of 18) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Amazon Essentials Men's Full-Zip Fleece Mock Neck Sweatshirt, Black, Medium • Amazon Business $15.20 2 $30.40
BIC Xtra-Smooth Mechanical Pencil, Medium Point (0.7 mm), 40-Count • Amazon Business $9.88 3 $29.64
Success Boil in Bag Brown Rice, 14-Ounce • Amazon Business $2.12 12 $25.44
Cardinal Economy 3-Ring Binders, 1", Round Rings, Holds 225 Sheets, ClearVue Presentation View, Non-Stick, White, Carton of 12 (90621) • Amazon Business $22.39 1 $22.39
Lipton Soup Secrets Instant Soup Mix For a Warm Bowl of Soup Extra Noodle Soup Made With Real Chicken Broth Flavor 4.9 oz 12 Count • Amazon Business $18.96 1 $18.96
Amazon Brand - Solimo Laundry Detergent Pacs, Fresh Scent, 120 count • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Quaker Instant Grits, Butter Flavor, Breakfast Cereal (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $16.48 1 $16.48
Always Ultra Thin, Size 1, Regular Pads, 132 Count, Unscented (44 Count, Pack of 3 - 132 Count Total) • Amazon Business $15.42 1 $15.42
Amazon Essentials Men's Full-Zip Fleece Mock Neck Sweatshirt, Black, Large • Amazon Business $15.20 1 $15.20
Pace Ready Meals, Santa Fe Style Steak with Black Beans & Rice, 9 oz (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
Campbell's Chunky Chili with Beans, 15.25 oz. Microwavable Bowl • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12
Lance Sandwich Crackers, Variety Pack, 36Count • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Quaker Instant Grits Butter Flavor, 22 Count • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Quaker Baked Squares, Soft Baked Bars, Strawberry & Blueberry (20 Pack)Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Quaker Instant Oatmeal, 4 Flavor Variety Pack, Individual Packets, 48 Count • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Always Ultra Thin Regular Pads with Wings 48 ct • Amazon Business $10.80 1 $10.80
Apple & Eve 100% Juice Variety Pack, 6.75 Fl Oz, Pack of 32 • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
VELVEETA Original Microwavable Shells & Cheese Cups, 8 Count Box | Single Serving Cups with Delicious Velveeta Cheese Sauce | Convenient & Ready in 3.5 Minutes, 19.1 Ounce (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $6.31 1 $6.31

Materials cost

$359.37

Vendor shipping charges

$5.99

State sales tax

$31.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$432.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.27

Total project goal

$508.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$508.46

2 Donors

-$433.46

Donations toward project cost

-$381.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.27

match offer

-$60.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$51.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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