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

Winters in Chicago are CCcccold!!

Help me give my students access to warmer coats to endure the cold winter in Chicago

  • $1,191 goal

This project expired on March 16, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is dedicated to and leading the charge to meet the needs of a population of adults with disabilities who are aged eighteen to twenty-one. The students who attend our school have completed a traditional high school and are seeking transition services. We provide a robust curriculum to support their vocational, academic and social-emotional needs. Students are empowered and enthusiastic about learning and that is reflected throughout the school.

Once students have completed the classes on campus, they have the ability to then enroll in the work program, which ultimately increases their chances of placement within the community to work for a partnered business.

Our goal for each student is to gain the skills necessary to become as independent as possible within their communities upon graduation.

My Project

Our students have disabilities 'but' their joy, determination and endurance is like nothing you have witnessed before. It warms my heart to see how excited they are to venture into unchartered territory, when we embark on CBI (Community Based Instruction) trips. The purpose of CBI's are to provide students with opportunities to become familiar with their community and teach them the most effective ways to live, work and recreate as independently as possible. On these trips we take public transportation or the school bus to various destinations. We visit places such as museums, stores, parks, libraries and our students also volunteer.

Most of our students are from low income households and lack the items necessary for their warmth and safety through Chicago's harsh winters.

Our school has a unique PBIS program in place where, students are able to earn PBIS dollars and to spend at the school's retail store on items which they need. Students earn PBIS dollars in each classroom schoolwide by being in time for class, respecting themselves (wearing uniform, maintaining good hygiene), respecting others (being polite and helpful, following directions) and respecting the environement (keeping their classroom, school and community clean). My Retail classroom is supported by donations and unfortunately items such as coats are rarely donated. Funding of this project will provide our students with the opportunity to independently purchase warm coats with the PBIS dollars they earned in each class.

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

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26 donors26 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 310 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK23591553T JacketInsulatedMensBlkGrayL • Grainger $99.01 1 $99.01
TK23591560T Hooded Jacket Black S • Grainger $44.75 2 $89.50
TK23591558T Hooded Jacket Black 3XL • Grainger $44.75 2 $89.50
TK23591559T Hooded Jacket Black XL • Grainger $44.75 2 $89.50
TK23591557T Hooded Jacket Black 2XL • Grainger $44.75 2 $89.50
TK23591554T Tempest Fleece JcktNo InsltnBlkGryXS • Grainger $12.15 5 $60.75
TK23591628T Insulated JacketUnisexLNavy24 L • Grainger $56.08 1 $56.08
TK23591626T Insulated JacketUnisexMNavy24 L • Grainger $56.08 1 $56.08
TK23591627T Insulated JacketUnisexSNavy24 L • Grainger $56.08 1 $56.08
TK23591624T Freezer JacketBlack3XL SizeMens • Grainger $55.48 1 $55.48
TK23591625T Freezer JacketBlackXL SizeMens • Grainger $55.48 1 $55.48
TK23591562T JacketInsulatedNvyFab Wgh 7.5 ozXLT • Grainger $41.87 1 $41.87
TK23591623T JacketInsulatedNvyFab Wgh 7.5 ozMT • Grainger $41.87 1 $41.87

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