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Mrs. Liss from Sacramento CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tolerance Kids Create Homeless Treat Bags

My students need to create personal bags that have a toothbrush, toothpaste, a water bottle, pencils, notebooks and socks to give to our homeless students as they come to school.

  • $495 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Can you imagine living in the projects and seeing desperation all around you? My students ride a bus from their projects into our semi-affluent neighborhood where our school is located, wanting to find a way out! They work hard and overcome obstacles many would shy away from. They are amazing and achieve more every year. They have ideas, thoughts and dreams. They only lack the money to have these dreams come true. Hearing stories from first-hand survivors of such an atrocity as the Holocaust, gives them courage to survive their lives.

My students are a multi-cultural group who become a family within our time together.

They have created murals, gardens, benches and more that brighten the day of all the students in our school. They created murals to honor Anne Frank and wrote Anne Frank quotes on benches. Tolerance is a huge part of our curriculum and plays an important part of all that we are and do. We brainstorm ideas and I write grants to help their ideas come to life. For the last 10 years, we have even raised the money to go to South California to tour the Museum of Tolerance.

My Project

My Tolerance Kids are the leaders on our campus! They promote tolerance and help each other as much as they can. Last year, they created 40 boxes to give to our local homeless shelter (that many of them have spent time in themselves!) Our Tolerance Treat Bags will be filled with supplies that all homeless kids need. They will decorate each bag and each water bottle to make them even more personal.

For years, I've seen my students come to school in old socks, or many times without socks.

At Christmas I always give them a couple of pairs of socks and they are their most treasured gifts. Imagine coming to school and receiving these amazing bags! Homeless kids have it rough enough, having some critical supplies will make them feel welcome and loved. Every child always needs their own toothpaste and toothbrush and these bags will include that too.

Mrs. Liss
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sport Water Bottles (1 Dozen) • Amazon Business $19.64 3 $58.92
Coast Athletic Flying Disk Super Set | Flying Discs | Disc Golf Set (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $18.88 3 $56.64
ARTEZA #2 HB Wood-Cased Pencils - Pre-Sharpened - Latex Free Erasers - (Box of 180) • Amazon Business $27.68 2 $55.36
Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Cereal Breakfast Bars, Apple Cinnamon, 16 Count Box (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $14.34 3 $43.02
Yansanido Pack of 24 Pocket Pal Super Mini Journals Portable Steno Note Books Mini NoteBooks (24pcs Random delivery) • Amazon Business $12.89 2 $25.78
100 Bulk Toothbrushes Individually Wrapped-Manual Disposable Travel Toothbrush Set for Adults or Kids, Large Head, Medium Soft, Multi-Color, Individually Packaged Tooth Brush. Travel Toiletries. • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Freshmint Toothpaste, Unboxed, Metallic Tube, 0.6 oz, 144 Case • Amazon Business $22.38 1 $22.38
Paper Lunch Bags, Paper Grocery Bags, Durable Kraft Paper Bags, 4 Lb Capacity, Brown Pack Of 500 Bags • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Fruit of the Loom Big Girls' Half Cushion Low Cut 10 Pack Sock, White Assorted, 4-10 • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Fruit of the Loom Big Boys' 10-Pair Half Cushion No Show Socks, Black Assort, Shoe Size: 3–9 (Large) • Amazon Business $7.97 2 $15.94
URBNFit Exercise Ball (Multiple Sizes) for Fitness, Stability, Balance & Yoga - Workout Guide & Quick Pump Included - Anti Burst Professional Quality Design (Red, 65CM) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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