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Mrs. Faretra from Methuen MA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Needs So We Can Focus on Learning

Help me give my students clean, warm clothing and hygiene supplies, such as Shower Pill body wipes, Old Spice antiperspirant and deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste, dry shampoo, and Gildan sweatpants.

  • $406 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach young adults, ages eighteen to twenty-two, with a variety of intellectual, physical and sensory impairments in our high school's Transition Program. My students are focusing their time in school on preparing for life after high school. This looks different for every student. We work with each student individually, to help them communicate and work towards their personal goals and visions for their futures.

Many of my students struggle with keeping themselves and their clothing clean.

Several of them do not have access to laundry facilities on a regular basis and sometimes come to school needing warm clothing or clean clothing.

My students are looking forward to being as independent as possible after high school. All of my students participate in internships and jobs around our school building and in the community as part of their education. Inability to launder their clothes at home adversely impacts their ability to be accepted by employers and co-workers on job sites, as well as peers in school. We have a washer and dryer that students can access at school, but they need hygiene supplies and clean, warm clothing.

My Project

This project will benefit students who come from homes that do not have access to laundry facilities. The laundromat is a struggle for them and their families, both financially, and because of a lack of transportation. Some of these students are overcoming a variety of challenges, including homelessness, poverty, and physical disabilities.

These supplies will allow these students to come to school, change into clean, warm clothes, do their laundry, and freshen up so that they are clean, comfortable, and ready to focus on learning skills to get jobs and improve their situation.

These students face obstacles every day and still come to school ready and eager to learn new skills.

Mrs. Faretra
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Body Wipe by ShowerPill - No Shower Wipes for Adults for Post-Workout or Camping Bathing - 30 Individually Wrapped Wipes • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Gildan Men's Fleece Zip Hooded Sweatshirt Black X-Large • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Old Spice Antiperspirant and Deodorant for Men, Long Lasting Fresh, High Endurance, Robust Greens Scent, 3 Oz (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $7.49 4 $29.96
Gildan Men's Fleece Open Bottom Pocketed Pant, Black, X-Large • Amazon Business $8.53 3 $25.59
Gildan Men's Fleece Open Bottom Pocketed Pant, Black, Large • Amazon Business $7.83 3 $23.49
Fruit of the Loom Men's Essential 6 Pack Casual Crew Socks | Arch Support | Black & White, Black, Shoe Size: 6-12 • Amazon Business $8.25 2 $16.50
Lady Speed Stick Invisible Dry Antiperspirant & Deodorant, Powder Fresh - 1.4 oz - 4 pk • Amazon Business $8.09 2 $16.18
Gildan Men's Brief 6-Pack Underwear, Grey/ Black, Large • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
Gildan Men's Brief 6-Pack Underwear, Grey/ Black, X-Large • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
Old Spice Dry Shampoo for Men, Pure Sport Scent, Hair Treatment, 4.9 Oz • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Gildan Men's V-Neck T-Shirts 5 Pack, Multi, Large • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Gildan Men's V-Neck T-Shirts 5 Pack, Multi, X-Large • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Crest 3D White Brilliance Toothpaste, Vibrant Peppermint, Travel Size, 0.85 oz (24g) - Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Hanes Women's Cotton Sporty Hipsters with Cool Comfort 6 Pack, Blue/Pink/Grey Assortment, 5 • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Hanes Women's Cotton Sporty Hipsters with Cool Comfort 6 Pack, Blue/Pink/Grey Assortment, 7 • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Got2b Fresh It Up Dry Shampoo Floral Touch, 4.3 Ounce • Amazon Business $3.74 2 $7.48
Colgate Toothbrushes Premier Extra Clean ( 12 Toothbrushes) • Amazon Business $6.20 1 $6.20

Materials cost

$309.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$344.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.81

Total project goal

$405.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$405.41

3 Donors

-$254.00

Donations toward project cost

-$230.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.10

match offer

-$133.76

Match offer toward project cost

-$113.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.06

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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