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Mrs. Ouellette from Indianapolis IN is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Needs for Families

Help me give my students laundry detergent, body wash, and deodorant to help improve hygiene and build confidence.

  • $517 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in an urban area with a high level of poverty. Many of them are the oldest child in their family. This comes with great responsibility while parents and guardians are working long hours through the night to provide basic needs for their children. Because of their circumstance, many of my students are up late at night and early in the morning making sure that their younger siblings are taken care of.

My students have a desire to please and do well in school, but often arrive extremely tired and lacking basic necessities, such as paper and pencils.

They also lack the experiences that many children of more affluent schools bring with them each day. It takes additional research and effort for my students to gain knowledge that I took for granted having as a child. I strive each day to provide them with resources and bring them closer to experiences they may never have.

My Project

Being a sixth grader is hard enough these days! I want my students to be able to focus on their education while in my classroom. It is important for my students to be able to come to school and not worry about how they might look or smell due to not having basic hygiene products at home.

Through this project, I will be able to alleviate anxieties about physical appearance that cause middle schoolers to lose interest in school.

The laundry detergent, body wash, and soap will help give these kids confidence in who they are and to walk through my door with their heads held high each day.

Mrs. Ouellette
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Purex Free And Clear Liquid Laundry Detergent, Unscented, 150 Oz Bottle • Staples Advantage $22.29 10 $222.90
Dial Body Wash, Antibacterial, Spring Water Scent, 11.75oz. Bottle, 6 Bottles/Case • Staples Advantage $61.42 2 $122.84
Old Spice Pure Sport Deodorant 3 oz. • Staples Advantage $2.99 12 $35.88
Secret Original Solid Deodorant, Powder Fresh Scent, 1.7 oz. • Staples Advantage $1.79 12 $21.48

Materials cost

$403.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$439.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.50

Total project goal

$516.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$516.65

1 Donor

-$103.33

Donations toward project cost

-$87.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.50

match offer

-$413.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$351.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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