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

Warm Winter Coats for Plus Sized Students

Help me give my students warm winter jackets in larger, plus sizes that fit their growing bodies.

  • $959 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Special Education Center High School for students ages 14-19. Our amazing program is located in Detroit, Michigan. We have three wings that serve students with Autism, Cognitive Impairments, and Severe/Multiple Impairments. We service students from the entire City of Detroit. Our school has 204 beautiful, young people with varying strengths and weaknesses. Their backgrounds are as diverse as their abilities. I have students whose parents are my colleagues and students who live in boarded up houses. Some come from two-parent homes, and some come from three different homes.

We are all unique, but we are definitely a family here.

My Project

As an urban Title I school located in the cold Midwest, I can certainly say-we are provided with coats! However each year a small portion of our population is forgotten about; the coats only go to a women’s size 14. This is only big enough for an adult men’s 1x.

For many tall young men or athletic young woman, these coats simply do not fit, and they are left with old, ill fitting jackets or none at all.

We made a list of the students in need and created this project to fill that gap! Please assist us in providing these students with needed warm winter coats in their sizes! We appreciate your contribution!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quilted Detachable Hood Heritage Jacket for Men xxl • Old Navy $79.99 2 $159.98
Quilted Detachable Hood Heritage Jacket for Men xxxl • Old Navy $79.99 2 $159.98
Quilted Detachable Hood Heritage Jacket for Men xxxl • Old Navy $79.99 2 $159.98
Quilted Detachable Hood Heritage Jacket for Men xxl • Old Navy $79.99 2 $159.98
Plus-Sized Frost Free Puffer Jacket • Old Navy $62.99 2 $125.98

Materials cost

$765.90

Vendor shipping charges

$7.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$814.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$143.72

Total project goal

$958.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$958.11

27 Donors

-$958.11

Donations toward project cost

-$814.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$143.72

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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