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Ms. Dodson from Duncan SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to Basics: Undergarments Build the Foundation for Success

My students need socks, underwear, and bras. Also in need are bras and bra attachments to wear under prom dresses that I offer in our school's new prom room.

  • $585 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are very much like those around the nation-they enjoy being with friends, earning good grades, being part of a loving family, and being accepted.

Many students within our school have underlying dynamics that hamper their ability to fully enjoy aspects of life so many of us take for granted, including foundational garments.

Loving grandparents and great-grandparents, along with other family members, have taken the role of raising many of our students. Though they are loved and supplied with essentials, many lack adequate supplies.

Approximately 50% of our students receive either free or reduced meals. These numbers correlate directly to underlying needs for basic items.

My Project

Just a few months ago, I opened a Clothing Closet in the school where I teach. At the time, I did not anticipate the extreme need for the undergarments. Though I am able to take care of clothing needs through community donations, I need to supply students with undergarments, with the most needed items being brassieres. What prompted me to ask for financial assistance was what I witnessed when girls in need tried on prom dresses from the also just opened school's prom room. They came out of the dressing rooms to show me the gowns and I was appalled and saddened by the fraying, pinned, and outstretched conditions of just the parts of the brassieres I could see. I will also use a small portion of the funds to purchase brassieres appropriate for prom gowns (transparent straps, convertible, etc.).

Ms. Dodson
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Glamorise Women's Plus-Size Magic Lift Seamless Support T-Shirt Soft Cup Bra, Black, 44G • Amazon Business $30.80 1 $30.80
Delimira Women's Underwire Contour Multiway Strapless Push Up Bra Plus Size Beige 42E • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Delimira Women's Underwire Contour Multiway Strapless Push Up Bra Plus Size Black 42E • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Just My Size Women's Active Lifestyle Wire Free Bra, White, 48DD • Amazon Business $14.54 2 $29.08
Vanity Fair Women's Beauty Back Full Figure Wirefree Bra 71380, Damask Neutral, 44DD • Amazon Business $26.46 1 $26.46
Vanity Fair Women's Beauty Back Full Figure Wirefree Bra 71380, Damask Neutral, 44C • Amazon Business $24.49 1 $24.49
Fashion Forms Women's Invisible Straps, Clear, One Size • Amazon Business $8.00 3 $24.00
Playtex Women's 18 Hour Airform Comfort Lace Bra, Honey, 48DD • Amazon Business $21.34 1 $21.34
Playtex Women's 18 Hour Sensational Sleek Wirefree Bra, Dot Print,44DD • Amazon Business $20.66 1 $20.66
VersaBra Convertible Multiway Strapless Bra 32A - 42DD (42DD, Black) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Hanes Women's Core Cotton Hi Cut Panty (Pack of 5) (11, Assorted) • Amazon Business $18.29 1 $18.29
Belugue Women's Seamless Shapewear Top Tummy Control Tank Tops Shaper Black 3XL • Amazon Business $17.48 1 $17.48
Belugue Women's Seamless Shapewear Top Tummy Control Tank Tops Shaper Nude 3XL • Amazon Business $17.48 1 $17.48
Playtex Women's 18 Hour Sensational Sleek Wirefree Bra, Private Jet, 44DD • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Playtex Women's 18 Hour Sensational Sleek Wirefree Bra, Nude, 46C • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Cleavage Bra Strap Clips Converter For Hide Bra Straps (Black/Transparent) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Hilitchi 540-Pcs [XXS - 4XL] Clothes Hanger Size Color-Coding Garment Size Markers Assortment Kit - 9 Size - with Storage Box • Amazon Business $15.85 1 $15.85
ToBeInStyle Women's Pack of 6 Clear Invisible Bra Straps - One Size • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Hanes Plus Size Women's Cotton Hi-cuts 5-Pack Assorted 11 • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
Senkary 8 Pieces Bra Extenders 3 Hooks/ 2 Hooks 3 Rows Elastic Bra Extension Straps for Women Ladies, 4 Colors • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fruit of the Loom Everyday Active No Show Socks-6 Pair Pack, Grey,Blue, Pink, Melon, Women's Shoe Size: 4-10 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Gelma Invisible Clear Bra Straps Replacement Bra Shoulder Straps Adjustable For Women • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Fruit of the Loom Fit for Me Everyday Active No Show Socks-6 Pair Pack, Black/Pink, Black/Yellow, Black/Purple, Women's Shoe Size: 4-10 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$429.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.31

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$496.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.64

Total project goal

$584.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$584.27

2 Donors

-$584.27

Donations toward project cost

-$496.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.64

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$0.00

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