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Mrs. Rodgers from Hazleton PA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Giving Closet of Basic Daily Needs

Help me give my students a giving closet filled with hygiene products and school supplies including paper, pencils, combs, toothbrushes, and more, for low SES students in need.

  • $233 goal

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My Students

My students are middle school students in a low income school district. All of the students in my school receive free breakfast and lunch.

Many of the students in my classroom do not have the proper personal hygiene products and/or clothing for school.

Unfortunately, many students come to school in dirty clothing, with uncombed and unwashed hair.

I am hoping to begin a giving closet in my classroom filled with basic personal hygiene products for my students, along with some school supplies.

My Project

How can we expect our students to be alert and ready to learn when they are coming to school without their basic needs being met? I would like to prove a giving closet in my classroom filled with basic hygiene products and school supplies for students in need.

In this closet I hope to have deodorant, travel sized bottles of shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and basic school supplies.

The items in this closet will be available to students with no questions asked. They will be allowed to take what they need to care for themselves. All the student will need to do is ask me if they can go to the closet to get an item they need. They will be welcome to come to my classroom between classes, on my planning period, or at the end of the day so they can get items in private.

I hope to be able to begin this project this school year and keep it going until I retire one day. I hope to add more needed items as necessary. I will monitor the closet and refill as needed.

Thank you for your interest in my classroom project.

Mrs. Rodgers
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Medline MedSpa Roll-On Antiperspirant, 1.5 oz (Case of 96) • Amazon Business $39.79 1 $39.79
Freshmint Toothpaste, Unboxed, Metallic Tube, 0.6 oz, Pack of 144 • Amazon Business $29.21 1 $29.21
DG Collection (5lb Box Approx. 200-250 pens) Assorted Misprint Retractable Ballpoint Pens Office Ink Pen Supplies Big Bulk Lot • Amazon Business $23.98 1 $23.98
TRAVELWELL Individually Wrapped 30ml Shampoo & Conditioner 2 in 1, 25 Bottles + 30ml Body Lotion, 25 Bottles + Round Tissue Pleated 28g Cleaning Travel Soap In Bulk, 25 Bars • Amazon Business $22.98 1 $22.98
Online Best Service® 100 Toothbrush Standard Classic Medium Soft Individually wrapped • Amazon Business $19.94 1 $19.94
Medline Plastic Combs,black, 144 Count - MDS137007 • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", College Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 500 Sheets Per Pack (62349) • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
AmazonBasics Wood-cased Pencils - #2 HB - Box of 144 • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49

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