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Ms. Mendez from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wanted: Safety Science Supplies for Tomorrow's Scientists!

My students need disposable lab coats, face masks, and gloves to conduct science experiments safely!

  • $405 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach Science to 150 amazing 5th graders. My students work well in cooperative groups, love working on experiments, and enjoy problem solving through inquiry. They are highly motivated, curious, and love a good challenge. My students' inner drive and enthusiasm continue to push me to become a better teacher. I want to continue challenging their eager and hungry minds to make their learning experiences positive and memorable.

My students learn best through fun and engaging hands-on activities which require many science manipulatives.

However, as a community, we don't always have the funds to provide these necessary supplies. A full 98.7% of the students in my school come from low income households where parents must find dual employment just to provide the basic necessities. In spite of these hardships, parents encourage their children to focus on education and seek out enrichment opportunities. The community knows that by supporting the children in their scholastic endeavors, they will be able rise above their current conditions.

My Project

Science is discovery, much of which is made through experimentation. Experiments not only make learning fun for students, but they also make science intriguing and more meaningful. And that is why we are asking for your help! In order to do these exciting hands-on activities, we need science safety supplies including disposable lab coats, face masks, and gloves. Not having the necessary safety supplies can sometimes make it very difficult to conduct experiments, but donors like you make it possible!

My students love science experiments and are best supported through these hands-on activities, but these experiments do require safety supplies.

These science safety supplies will not only keep everyone safe but will also allow me to provide higher quality science instruction to ALL of my students. Furthermore, having the necessary safety supplies will allow my students to safely conduct experiments with real world applications, engineer solutions, and become responsible and active citizens of the world!

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Ms. Mendez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
UltraSource 450033-M Disposable Lab Coats, Medium (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $53.18 5 $265.90
Violet Nitrile Exam Gloves - Medical Grade, Powder Free, Latex and Rubber Free, Disposable, Non Sterile, Food Safe, Cleaning, Convenient Dispenser pack of 100, Size Medium • Amazon Business $8.33 3 $24.99
CLK ME3399L Medical Supply Superior X200 Procedure EarLoop Face Masks, Lavender • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97

Materials cost

$308.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$343.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.62

Total project goal

$404.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$404.11

7 Donors

-$329.11

Donations toward project cost

-$279.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.37

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

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$0.00

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