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Ms. Profita from Paterson NJ is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Comfort Classroom

My students need food, snacks, juice, LEGO bricks, storage bins, ziploc bags, and coloring books.

  • $417 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from an urban area with diverse backgrounds, so they are facing serious life issues, such as being homeless. This can be difficult for anyone, so it is highly important that they are afforded a classroom environment that promotes their learning and well being first and foremost.

They are enthusiastic, ambitious, and motivated learners.

I wish for each one of my students to have the opportunities that they so rightfully deserve in an environment that provides ample and worthwhile learning experiences.

My Project

I want the best for the students in my school community. There are families that are homeless for one reason or another, and it is imperative that teachers like myself take the steps to help those students and their families. Many students come to school hungry, and I want to make sure that I have the necessary food for them to have to munch on and drink throughout the day, such as juice, cereal, macaroni and cheese, fruit snacks, pretzels, and granola bars. It's common at my school for children to arrive late and hungry, so it is important that I am able to provide them with food during class, as well as for them to take home. The food and juice will be organized in storage bins for organization and easy access for all. The ziploc bags will be used to store the food and drinks for children to take home to share with their families. Children will not be able to do well academically if they are hungry, so I know one of my roles, as a teacher, is to make sure that this is rectified.

The school is not only a place to learn, but a unified community where the children's personal growth is key.

I requested LEGO bricks for when the children need some space to build and create in a cozy area in the classroom because children need the time to let their imaginations grow with no judgment and to de-stress. The coloring books will be given to the kids to take home, so that they can color away. There are many families in the school community that don't have the means to buy LEGO bricks, coloring books, and sustenance because of personal circumstances. The "Comfort Classroom" is the key.

Ms. Profita
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Kellogg's Breakfast Cereal, Assortment Pack, Frosted Flakes, Frosted Mini-Wheats, Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, and Rice Krispies, 32.7 oz Tray (30 Count) • Amazon Business $9.59 2 $19.18
Tropicana Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice, 10 Ounce (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
IZZE Sparkling Juice, 4 Flavor Variety Pack, 8.4 oz Cans, 24 Count • Amazon Business $15.46 1 $15.46
Rold Gold Tiny Twists Pretzels, 1 Ounce (Pack of 40) • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Frito-Lay Baked & Popped Mix Variety Pack, 40 Count • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
TT729BB - Neon Heavy-Duty Book Bin - Bright Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.19 2 $14.38
LC93 - Lid for Lakeshore Clear-View Storage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.39 6 $14.34
Tropicana 100% Juice Box, Strawberry Kiwi, 4.23oz, 44 Count • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Tropicana 100% Juice Box, Apple Juice, 4.23oz, 44 Count • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Nabisco Sweet Treats - Variety Pack Cookies, 30 Count Box, 23.4 Ounce • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
Dole Fruit Bowls, Cherry Mixed Fruit in 100% Fruit Juice, 4 Ounce (12 Cups), All Natural Pineapple Pear Peach & Cherry Packed in Juice, Non-GMO, No Artificial Sweeteners • Amazon Business $6.58 2 $13.16
Pringles Snack Stacks Potato Crisps Chips, Flavored Variety Pack, Original, Cheddar Cheese, and Sour Cream and Onion, 18 Count • Amazon Business $6.02 2 $12.04
Mott's Medleys Fruit Snacks, Assorted Fruit Gluten Free Snacks, Family Size, 40 Pouches, 0.8 oz Each • Amazon Business $5.88 2 $11.76
72-pack of Kid's Coloring Books ~ Great Party Favors! Assorted Designs • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
LC91 - Lakeshore Clear-View Storage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.59 2 $11.18
Pepperidge Farm, Milano, Cookies, Dark Chocolate, 15 oz, Multi-pack, Tub, 2-packs, 20-count • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Variety Pack, 58 Count, 49.1 Oz • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Snyder's of Hanover Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Sandwiches, 30 Count (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
YB10BU - Lakeshore Storage Box - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 2 $7.98
Kraft Easy Mac Original Cheese, 2.05-Ounce Microwavable Cups (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
Ziploc Storage Bags Gallon, 75 Count • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Deluxe, White Cheddar Cups 4 Pack, 9.56 Ounce • Amazon Business $3.79 2 $7.58
Office Lanyard, Boshiho PU Leather Necklace Lanyard with Strong Clip and Keychain for Keys, ID Badge Holder, USB or Cell Phone (Black) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Teacher Created Resources Shabby Chic Mason Jars Accents (77191) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
YB11BU - Lid for Lakeshore Storage Box - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 2 $3.98
Ziploc Snack Bags, 40 Count • Amazon Business $2.73 1 $2.73

Materials cost

$319.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$353.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.44

Total project goal

$416.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$416.27

4 Donors

-$198.43

Donations toward project cost

-$185.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.26

match offer

-$198.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$168.66

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.76

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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