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Ms. Streater from Camden NJ is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Unforeseen Circumstances

Help me give my students hygiene products and food for when unforeseen situations occur.

  • $597 goal

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My Students

Nearly 95% of my students receive free or reduced-price lunch, and many of my students experience challenges from living in a high-poverty community. However, my 21st-century students will have their basic needs met.

For my students, opting out is not an option.

They are always putting forth their best. The student population is very diverse. For instance, they all have different learning styles and interests, and some students are from outside of the U.S. They have a variety of experiences to contribute to the school and classroom community, and it is necessary to have the appropriate materials and items to meet the needs of every unique student.

My Project

In this project, some of the items are hygiene products and snacks. If these items are readily available, students can worry less about what they may need and focus in class.

It is always important to remember that every students' basic needs should be met before instruction.

The specific challenges that my homeless students face deal with appearance and energy. Most students do not wish to discuss what is going on at the current moment, but I notice the decline in energy or hygiene in some of my students who are battling different situations. I am sent a notification immediately if my student is homeless by the school so I will not have any problems providing the students with the items in this project such as tooth paste, deodorant, and food. Since I can’t provide the students with meals, the cup of noodles, mac and cheese cups, and breakfast bars are easy to give to the students to take home or to eat if they come late to school because of their circumstances.

Once students' basic needs are met, I expect students to have more energy and to participate in more class discussions and activities. The hygiene products will make sure that my high school students are comfortable and confident. While engaging in different tasks, they will freely have access to these items every day in class. Ultimately, the classroom will be a worry-free and judge-free zone for students.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Healthy Low Calorie Snack Box (700-00005) • Staples Advantage $41.49 1 $41.49
Party Snacks Variety Snack Box (700-00003) • Staples Advantage $41.49 1 $41.49
Izze Clementine Sparkling Juice, 8.4 oz., 24 Cans/Case • Staples Advantage $35.99 1 $35.99
Summer's Eve Cleansing Cloth Simply Sensitive, 16 Count (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $13.32 2 $26.64
Mott's Snack & Go Organic Applesauce, No sugar added 3.2 oz (24 pouches) • Amazon Business $25.57 1 $25.57
Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry, & Strawberry, 48/Case • Staples Advantage $22.99 1 $22.99
Annie's Organic Bunny Snacks Variety pack, 1 oz., 36 Count (57225) • Staples Advantage $22.49 1 $22.49
Nabisco Cookie Variety Pack, 60 Count (04615) • Staples Advantage $21.49 1 $21.49
Degree Dry Protection Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant, Shower Clean, 0.5 Ounce, 18 Count • Amazon Business $21.48 1 $21.48
Kellogg's Breakfast Cereal Mini Boxes, Assorted, 2.39 Oz Box, 30/carton • Staples Advantage $21.22 1 $21.22
Annie's Real Aged Cheddar Microwavable Macaroni & Cheese, 12 Cups, 2.01oz (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Always Infinity Size 1 Feminine Pads with Wings, Regular Absorbency, Unscented, 36 Count - Pack of 3 (108 Total Count) (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $20.91 1 $20.91
Always Ultra Thin Regular Pads With Wings, Unscented, 96 Count • Amazon Business $20.04 1 $20.04
Capri Sun Roarin' Waters Juice, 6 fl. oz. Pouches, Variety Pack, 40/Box (442) • Staples Advantage $17.29 1 $17.29
Austin Cracker Cookie Variety Pack, 45 count • Staples Advantage $14.99 1 $14.99
Burt's Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lip Balm, Multipack - Original Beeswax, Coconut & Pear, Vanilla Bean, Mango & Wild Cherry with Beeswax & Fruit Extracts - 6 Tubes • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Smartfood White Cheddar Cheese Flavored Popcorn, 5/8 Ounce (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $13.34 1 $13.34
Dove Men+Care Clean Comfort Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Travel Size - 0.5 Oz (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $12.63 1 $12.63
Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste, Clean Mint, Travel Size, TSA Approved, 0.85 Ounces / 24 Gram (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $10.31 1 $10.31
Velveeta Shells & Cheese Pasta, Original, Single Serve Microwave Cups, 8 Count • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Snyders Old Fashioned Mini Pretzel Canister, 32 oz • Staples Advantage $6.99 1 $6.99
Colgate Toothbrushes Premier Extra Clean ( 12 Toothbrushes) • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55
Velveeta Shells & Cheese Pasta, Queso Blanco, Single Serve Microwave Cups, 4 Count • Amazon Business $6.33 1 $6.33
Kellogg's Special K Pastry Crisps, Strawberry, Vanilla frosting 9 Packs/Bx • Staples Advantage $6.29 1 $6.29
U by Kotex Barely There Liners, Light Absorbency, Unscented, 100 Count • Amazon Business $5.47 1 $5.47
Maruchan Instant Lunch Chicken Flavor, 2.25 Oz, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $4.68 1 $4.68

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