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Ms. Shields from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Warm Bodies and Full Bellies

Help me give my students coats to keep their bodies warm and food to keep their bellies full.

  • $1,108 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are hard workers at an urban, inner-city school. All of our students get free breakfast and lunch. More than half of my students come from families where English is not the first language, and in many cases school is their only exposure to English.

My students come to school each day excited to learn and to see what the day has in store for them.

The students come from varied family situations, including some who live with grandparents and some who live with other relatives. I am always looking for ways to keep my students excited about their learning and ways to give them many possibilities in their educational experiences.

My Project

With the coats I will know that each of my students will come to school warm and ready to learn. Many of my students walk to school or wait outside for the bus.

While the coats will keep their bodies warm, the food will keep their bellies full on day when there is no school.

I will use the food to create care packages for my students when we go on long breaks or when their family has a need.

With warm bodies and full bellies my students will be able to focus on their learning each and every day.

Ms. Shields
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
OCHENTA Boys' Hooded Winter Quilted Puffer Jacket, Parka Down Coat Sapphire Blue Tag 160-59"(9-10Y) • Amazon Business $34.99 2 $69.98
OCHENTA Boys' Hooded Winter Quilted Puffer Jacket, Parka Down Coat Army Green Tag 140-51"(6-7Y) • Amazon Business $34.99 2 $69.98
Pink Platinum Girls' Big Active Puffer Jacket, Black, 14/16 • Amazon Business $33.02 2 $66.04
Arctix Boys Cyclops Insulated Jacket, Medium, Charcoal • Amazon Business $30.60 2 $61.20
Arctix Boys Cyclops Insulated Jacket, Large, Formula One Red • Amazon Business $30.60 2 $61.20
Arctix Boys Storm Insulated Jacket, Large, Lime Green • Amazon Business $28.55 2 $57.10
Arctix Boys Steep Insulated Puffer Jacket, Large, Black • Amazon Business $28.32 2 $56.64
Pink Platinum Girls' Big Hot Spray Foil Puffer, Black, 7/8 • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
Pink Platinum Girls' Big Colorblock Active Puffer, Berry, 10/12 • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
Pink Platinum Girls' Big Cool Quilted Puffer, Deep Teal, 7/8 • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
Pink Platinum Girls' Little Cool Quilted Puffer, Deep Teal, 6X • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
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 $8.98 5 $44.90
Pink Platinum Girls' Big Hot Spray Foil Puffer, Navy, 7/8 • Amazon Business $20.98 2 $41.96
Pink Platinum Girls' Big Hot Spray Foil Puffer, Magenta, 10/12 • Amazon Business $19.08 2 $38.16
Campbell's Soup on the Go, Chicken & Star Shaped Pasta, 10.75 oz (Pack of 8) • Amazon Business $12.72 3 $38.16
LANBAOSI Kid's Winter Lightweight Puffer Jacket Boy's Girl's Down Jacket … • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Kraft Easy Mac Original Cheese, 2.05-Ounce Microwavable Cups (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $5.24 4 $20.96
Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Crackers, Classic Mix, 29 oz, Variety Pack, Box, Snack Packs, Pack Of 30 • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
Keebler Cheese and Cheddar Sandwich Crackers, Single Serve, 1.8 oz Packages (12 Count) • Amazon Business $4.98 2 $9.96
GoGo squeeZ Applesauce on the Go, Apple Apple, 3.2 Ounce Portable BPA-Free Pouches, Gluten-Free, 12 Total Pouches • Amazon Business $6.12 1 $6.12

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