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Ms. Hurt from Washington DC is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Personal Touch for Youth

My students need basic personal care items that we take for granted (lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, and toothbrushes). During the winter months, they especially need socks, hats, and gloves.

  • $1,795 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our population of students are Hispanic and African-American. They are limited in resources with over 90% of them qualify for free or reduced lunch so resources are limited.

We try our best to create an environment that is safe and open.

Many of our students are also teen parents or dealing with identity issues. Due to those factors and lack of resources, many of them are on their own with the responsibility to find shelter and food. Our students find ways to get creative with limited supplies. They are thankful for new things and look forward when we are able to expose them to new things. Our students come to school for stability and the chance to forget about their circumstances while working to provide a better life for themselves.

So, this project will provide those supplies. Thank you in advance for thinking of us!

My Project

Many of our students are homeless, living in shelters, or going from house to house because they lack a stable place to live. Those challenges come with them to school in the form of hygiene issues, limited clothing, and constantly seeking out snacks due to hunger.

My project is filled with items that our struggling students desperately need in order to focus more on school and less on finding a way to cover their basic needs.

Socks, lotion, deodorant, and mouthwash will make our students feel better about themselves, come to school more, and have a more positive outlook on life.

For the girls, the sanitary pads/tampons and deodorant are critical for feeling good about yourself. The personal care items will be allow our students to feel clean and take care of their overall physical health. They will be able to use their limited funds in other areas.

With some basic care needs covered, our students can come to school and focus on getting the work done for graduation. In addition, our student parents can now how resources to help support their families.

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

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Colgate Total Pro-Shield Mouthwash, Peppermint - 500 mL (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $23.82 8 $190.56
Suave Skin Solutions Body Lotion, Cocoa Butter & Shea, 18 oz (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $20.39 8 $163.12
Glide Oral-B Pro-Health Deep Clean Floss, Mint, 6 Count • Amazon Business $17.31 9 $155.79
Tampax Pearl Plastic Tampons, Light/Regular/Super Absorbency Multipack, Unscented, 50 Count, 4 Boxes, (Total 200 Count) • Amazon Business $37.08 3 $111.24
Lanzom Winter Men 3 PCS Knitted Set Warm Knit Hat + Scarf + Touch Screen Gloves Gift Set (Black, One Size) • Amazon Business $10.99 8 $87.92
Colgate 360 Adult Full Head Soft Toothbrush (4 Count) • Amazon Business $8.97 9 $80.73
ToBeInStyle Men's Pack of 6 Soft Stretchy Beanies (One Size, Striped) • Amazon Business $13.95 5 $69.75
JOYEBUY 4 Pack Women Men Stylish Cotton Beanie Cap Slouchy Beanies Hats Soft Sleep Cap (Style B) • Amazon Business $13.49 5 $67.45
Always Infinity Size 1 Feminine Pads with Wings, Regular Absorbency, Unscented, 36 Count - Pack of 3 (108 Total Count) (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $20.91 3 $62.73
Dove Men+Care Antiperspirant Deodorant Stick, Extra Fresh, 2.7 oz (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $7.72 8 $61.76
M&Z Mens Cotton Low Cut No Show Casual Crew Ankle Non-Slide Socks, 6 Pairs (Multicolor), One Size • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
SPEEDITOP Men's 4 Pack Athletic Low Cut Cushioned Ankle Socks For Cycling Running Tennis Hiking • Amazon Business $19.98 3 $59.94
3 Piece Hat, Scarf & Glove Women's Winter Set, Navy • Amazon Business $10.99 5 $54.95
Colgate Total Whitening Toothpaste - 7.8 ounce (3 Count) • Amazon Business $8.61 6 $51.66
3 Piece Hat, Scarf & Glove Women's Winter Set,Red • Amazon Business $7.69 5 $38.45
Glide Oral-B Pro-Health Original Floss, Small Size 4 meters (4.3 yards) - Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $9.97 3 $29.91
Playtex Sport Tampons with Flex-Fit Technology, Regular and Super Multi-Pack, Unscented - 50 Count • Amazon Business $8.68 2 $17.36
Always Thin Daily Liners, Regular Absorbency, Unscented, Wrapped, 120 Count • Amazon Business $5.49 2 $10.98
Travel Size Tide 10oz Refreshing Breeze Laundry Detergent (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
Dove Advance Care Antiperspirant Deodorant, Revive, 2.6 oz, Twin Pack • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24

Materials cost

$1,391.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$83.47

3rd party payment processing fee

$20.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,525.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$269.19

Total project goal

$1,794.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,794.62

14 Donors

-$897.31

Donations toward project cost

-$762.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$134.59

match offer

-$897.30

Match offer toward project cost

-$762.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$134.60

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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