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Mrs. Jansen from Newark NJ is requesting materials related to food, clothing & hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A' Wash'n Up With the Basics!

Help me give my students and families personal hygiene and basic school supplies.

  • $996 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

My students come to school looking for a sense of community and safe harbor. Over 95% of my students qualify for free lunch, with many of their parents working two jobs. Now, with the health crisis, many parents are struggling with the additional challenges of job, housing and food insecurity as well as the mental health challenges of raising a family in one of the epicenters, Newark, NJ. All of my parents care deeply about education, but their ability to navigate the technological challenges and supply the materials and experiences needed to create a varied educational experience varies greatly. Fortunately, I have been able to provide distance learning via Chromebook and mailed activities to all but two of my students who I cannot locate. Please help me, as I help students and families address critical unmet needs and keep the learning going!

My Project

The hardest students for me to reach are the ones that are under the most pressure. Families that have not received a stimulus check because they haven't filed taxes yet. Those families that don't qualify for unemployment. Those that are fully employed and trying to do it all for both their children and their parents!

When I ask, what do you need, its toiletries and school supplies!

These items are very costly for my families and are hard to find within walking distance of their homes. Thankfully, our school has a wonderful parent liaison and several dedicated parents in addition to myself who are already delivering meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can be assured that these much needed supplies will reach their intended recipients quickly and reliably.

Mrs. Jansen
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Summer Brain Quest: Between Grades 2 & 3 $9.48 24 $227.52
Stayfree Ultra Thin Regular Pads For Women, Wingless, Reliable Protection and Absorbency of Feminine Moisture, Leaks and Periods, 44 count - Pack of 4 $17.92 6 $107.52
Mead Composition Notebooks, Comp Books, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 9-3/4 inches x 7-1/2 inches, Classic Black Marble, 12 Pack (72936) $19.94 5 $99.70
Crayola Bulk Colored Pencils, Pre-sharpened, Back to School Supplies, 12 Assorted Colors, Pack of 24 $36.72 2 $73.44
Colgate Premier Classic Clean Medium Toothbrush (Card of 12) $8.24 5 $41.20
Secret Antiperspirant Deodorant for Women, Shower Fresh Scent, Invisible Solid, 2.6 Oz Pack of 6 $17.94 2 $35.88
Pentel Hi-Polymer Block Eraser, Large, White, Pack of 10 ZEH-10 Erasers (ZEH10PC10) $6.99 5 $34.95
Colgate Cavity Protection Toothpaste with Fluoride - 6 Ounce (6 Pack) $7.37 4 $29.48
Degree Men Antiperspirant Deodorant Solid 48 Hour Sweat and Odor Protection Cool Rush Men's Deodorant Keeps You Feeling Fresh and Dry 2.7 oz, Pack of 6 $14.29 2 $28.58
Cantu Sulfate-Free Cleansing Cream Shampoo, 13.5 Fluid Ounce $4.65 6 $27.90
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count $12.95 2 $25.90
Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Hydrating Cream Conditioner, 13.5 Ounce $3.40 6 $20.40
TICONDEROGA Pencils, Wood-Cased, Unsharpened, Graphite #2 HB Soft, Yellow, 96-Pack (13872) $9.95 2 $19.90
TICONDEROGA Pencils, Wood-Cased, Unsharpened, Graphite #2 HB Soft, Yellow, 96-Pack (13872) $9.95 2 $19.90
Pencil Sharpener Handheld 12 Pack - Metal Pencil Sharpener Manual, Kids Classroom Pencil Sharpener, Art Pencil Sharpener, 2 Holes Hand Held Pencil Sharpener for Kids, Small Pencil Sharpener by Vesonny $5.99 1 $5.99
Wekoil Dual Pencil Sharpener Pocket Aluminium Alloy Metal 1-Hole Steel Blade Rectangular Small Sharpeners for Standard No.2 Graphite Colored Pencils Wood-cased Pencils, 6 Pack,Silver $5.99 1 $5.99

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