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Mrs. McCormack from Bronx NY is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basically, the Basics

My students need toiletries like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, etc. and bags to put them in.

  • $674 goal

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My Students

My students have so little, and I want to give them so much more. All of the students here come from homes below the poverty line, and I want them to have the chance to experience something that can influence their lives.

These students are so disadvantaged that many of them don't have access to the simplest supplies at home.

I want them to be exposed to as much as possible so that they don't fall behind in their future educational endeavors. They come from broken homes, are living with an aunt or grandparent instead of Mom and Dad, and many even come from homeless shelters or abused family shelters. They have a very bleak outlook on what life has to offer them and need to know they can make a difference in their lives with the power of an education.

My Project

I hate to be creating this project. I said that this is for seniors and will affect eighty kids, but it's really for any child who comes to me. My school is designated as "high poverty" but, I'm pretty sure if you're reading this, you don't really know what that means. I know I didn't until I came to this 6-12 school in the South Bronx. In the ten years I've been at this school, I've seen students come to class in the same dirty clothes day after day. I've seen students who felt embarrassed because they knew they smelled bad but couldn't do anything about it. I've had students ask me if they could stash extra lunches in my office fridge, so they could take them home later, because they knew they had nothing in the kitchen at home. This project means more to me than any other I've posted.

To say my students are disadvantaged is a horrible understatement.

My heart breaks daily, because some of the kids I count as my own come to school every day because they know they can count on getting two meals here. Some of them even come from group homes, because their parents have disappeared and/or given up on them. My God, that's your can you do that? This project will provide the students of my school with the basic life essentials that you and I take for granted. I'm asking for simple hygiene products like shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc., that they can take home, because they don't have anything there. All the fancy Chromebooks and arts and craft supplies in the world can't replace a the basics they need to simply survive.

Mrs. McCormack
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash 3oz Travel Size (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $14.96 4 $59.84
Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Moisturizing Shampoo 1.7 oz Travel Size (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $13.99 4 $55.96
Degree Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant 0.5 Ounce (Cool Rush, Pack of 18) • Amazon Business $25.89 2 $51.78
Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste, Clean Mint, Travel Size, TSA Approved, 0.85 Ounces / 24 Gram (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $13.11 3 $39.33
Cotton Salon Towels - Gym Towel - Hand Towel - (24-Pack, White) - 16 inches x 27 inches - Ringspun-Cotton, Maximum Softness and Absorbency, Easy Care – by Utopia Towels • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Dove Beauty Bar, White 4 oz, 14 bar • Amazon Business $15.23 2 $30.46
20 x Bulk Drawstring Backpack - Sports Bag Cinch Sack (Black) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Tampax Pearl Plastic Tampons, Super Plus Absorbency, Unscented, 36 Count - Pack of 2 (72 Total Count) • Amazon Business $13.98 2 $27.96
Advil Liqui-Gels (50 Packets of 2 Capsules) Pain Reliever / Fever Reducer Liquid Filled Capsule, 200mg Ibuprofen, Temporary Pain Relief • Amazon Business $12.67 2 $25.34
Always Maxi Pads 24ct Regular Non-Wing Unscented, 24 Count (Pack of 2)… • Amazon Business $12.53 2 $25.06
Luxxii (Pack 6) 7.5" Plastic Colorful Handle Nylon Bristles Brushes Hair Comb Designed for All Hair Types (Assort Color) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Tampax Pearl Plastic Tampons, Regular Absorbency, Unscented , 36 count • Amazon Business $11.48 2 $22.96
Always Always Ultra Thin Pads 38ct Overnight W/Flexi-Wings Unscented, 38.000 Count • Amazon Business $11.15 2 $22.30
Colgate Toothbrushes Premier Extra Clean ( 12 Toothbrushes) • Amazon Business $6.85 3 $20.55
BIC Soleil Color Collection 3 Blade Razors, Assorted Colors, 14 Count • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer for Body, 1 Ounce (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Gillette Series Shaving Gel Sensitive Skin 7 oz (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Band-Aid Brand Comfort-Flex Adhesive Bandages For An Active Lifestyle, Variety Pack, 280 Count • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
Quality Choice Combs 20-Piece Family Set, Assorted Sizes • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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