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Ms. Paterson from Detroit MI is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Winter Coats for Detroit Special Needs Students

Help me give my students new warm winter jackets for this cold Detroit, Michigan winter weather!

  • $3,966 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 grades K-12. Our amazing program is located in Detroit, Michigan. We serve students with a wide variety of psychiatric, cognitive, and behavioral needs. We service students from the entire city of Detroit. Our school has 50 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

Detroit is cold, and that's a fact. Each winter, dozens of our sweet students arrive at school with no appropriate winter coats to wear. We will see a variety of things from coats that are too small, worn and dirty jackets, springtime wear, or nothing at all.

Our temperatures can reach far below zero and it is deadly for our students to be walking to school or waiting for the bus with no winter coat on.

This project will fill a basic health and safety need, as well as help to improve attendance, thereby directly improving the educational outcomes of our students. We are requesting warm coats for boys and girls in all sizes for our K-12 program. We appreciate your consideration and support. Thank You.

Ms. Paterson
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tommy Hilfiger Men's Classic Hooded Puffer Jacket (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes), Grey camouflage, X-Large • Amazon Business $94.99 2 $189.98
Tommy Hilfiger Men's Classic Hooded Puffer Jacket (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes), bluebell combo, X-Large • Amazon Business $89.02 2 $178.04
Arctix Boys Spruce Insulated Jacket, Cool Grey, X-Large • Amazon Business $69.99 2 $139.98
Arctix Boys Rock Star Insulated Winter Jacket, Kingfisher Wave, X-Large • Amazon Business $63.90 2 $127.80
Arctix Boys Slalom Insulated Winter Jacket, White Multi Camo, Large • Amazon Business $59.99 2 $119.98
Arctix Boys Tomahawk Insulated Winter Jacket, Grey Wave, X-Large • Amazon Business $59.99 2 $119.98
ELORA Women's Winter Puffer Mid Length Cargo Pocket Coat Fur Trim Removable Hood (XL, Grey) • Amazon Business $104.94 1 $104.94
ELORA Women's Winter Puffer Mid Length Cargo Pocket Coat Fur Trim Removable Hood, Hunter Green, X-Large • Amazon Business $104.94 1 $104.94
ELORA Women's Winter Puffer Mid Length Cargo Pocket Coat Fur Trim Removable Hood Black • Amazon Business $104.94 1 $104.94
ELORA Women's Winter Puffer Mid Length Cargo Pocket Coat Fur Trim Removable Hood (XL, Red) • Amazon Business $104.94 1 $104.94
ELORA Women's Winter Puffer Mid Length Cargo Pocket Coat Fur Trim Removable Hood,Black, S • Amazon Business $104.94 1 $104.94
ELORA Women's Winter Puffer Mid Length Cargo Pocket Coat Fur Trim Removable Hood Red • Amazon Business $104.94 1 $104.94
ELORA Women's Winter Puffer Mid Length Cargo Pocket Coat Fur Trim Removable Hood, Dark Burgundy, Small • Amazon Business $104.94 1 $104.94
ELORA Women's Winter Puffer Mid Length Cargo Pocket Coat Fur Trim Removable Hood, Navy, Large • Amazon Business $104.94 1 $104.94
Tommy Hilfiger Men's Classic Hooded Puffer Jacket (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes), Grey camouflage, Small • Amazon Business $94.99 1 $94.99
Tommy Hilfiger Men's Classic Hooded Puffer Jacket (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes), Camouflage, Medium • Amazon Business $94.99 1 $94.99
Tommy Hilfiger Men's Classic Hooded Puffer Jacket (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes), Black, L • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Tommy Hilfiger Men's Classic Hooded Puffer Jacket (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes), Midnight, XL • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Tommy Hilfiger Men's Classic Hooded Puffer Jacket (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes), bluebell combo, Medium • Amazon Business $89.41 1 $89.41
Tommy Hilfiger Men's Classic Hooded Puffer Jacket (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes), green combo, XX-Large • Amazon Business $89.36 1 $89.36
Tommy Hilfiger Men's Classic Hooded Puffer Jacket (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes), Red, M • Amazon Business $85.47 1 $85.47
Tommy Hilfiger Men's Classic Hooded Puffer Jacket (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes), red/white/midnight, XX-Large • Amazon Business $85.40 1 $85.40
Tommy Hilfiger Men's Classic Hooded Puffer Jacket (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes), Heather Charcoal, XXL • Amazon Business $84.19 1 $84.19
Tommy Hilfiger Men's Classic Hooded Puffer Jacket (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes), Olive, L • Amazon Business $84.13 1 $84.13
Tommy Hilfiger Men's Classic Hooded Puffer Jacket (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes), heather navy, Large • Amazon Business $84.07 1 $84.07
Tommy Hilfiger Men's Classic Hooded Puffer Jacket (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes), Heather Grey, M • Amazon Business $83.10 1 $83.10
Tommy Hilfiger Men's Classic Hooded Puffer Jacket (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes), red/white/midnight, Medium • Amazon Business $81.01 1 $81.01
Tommy Hilfiger Men's Classic Hooded Puffer Jacket (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes), Midnight, XXL • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Tommy Hilfiger Men's Classic Hooded Puffer Jacket (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes), Black, M • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Tommy Hilfiger Men's Classic Hooded Puffer Jacket (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes), Black, XL • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Tommy Hilfiger Men's Classic Hooded Puffer Jacket (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes), Black, S • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Tommy Hilfiger Men's Classic Hooded Puffer Jacket (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes), Black, XXL • Amazon Business $78.99 1 $78.99
Therm Girls Winter Coat, Lightweight Waterproof Puffer Jacket with Magic Pattern - Purple - Toddler Kids Youth • Amazon Business $40.67 1 $40.67

Materials cost

$3,291.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$49.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$3,370.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$594.77

Total project goal

$3,965.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$3,965.13

38 Donors

-$1,973.00

Donations toward project cost

-$1,693.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$279.45

match offer

-$1,972.72

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,676.81

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$295.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.41

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$0.00

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