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Ms. Longo from Los Angeles CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Beating the Preteen Blues with a Healthy Lifestyle

My students need health and feminine hygiene products as growing adolescents.

  • $320 goal

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My Students

Hello friends!

Martin Luther King once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

Next year, I will be teaching middle school english/social studies in Los Angeles, California. As a sixth grade teacher, they will be entering their very first year of middle school. I will be working with about sixty different students in an ethnically linguistically diverse, and low income community. As an educator, I believe that the liberal arts is a powerful tool to promote civic engagement, public service, and social justice.

My Project

I am looking for health and hygiene products specifically for adolescent students.

Everybody can remember every uncomfortable part of middle school and the wonder that is puberty.

I believe that it is important to create a classroom where the "growing pains" of middle school are not an obstacle to learning in the classroom. Most of my students come from low-income homes where access to quality hygiene and nutrition products can be difficult. I would like to give my students access to deodorant for their changing bodies. I also selected feminine hygiene products as when females often have their period, they are charged by the nurse or office for uncomfortable and outdated products. Lastly, I selected nutrition bars as an important classroom resource. As students are growing and changing, it is essential to nourish their bodies with healthy nutrients to help maintain focus and energy.

Ms. Longo
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dove Men+Care Antiperspirant Stick Extra Fresh 2.7 oz, 4 count (Packaging may vary) • Amazon Business $12.86 8 $102.88
Playtex Sport Tampons with Flex-Fit Technology, Regular and Super Multi-Pack, Unscented - 50 Count • Amazon Business $8.68 7 $60.76
Don't Go Nuts Nut-Free Organic Snack Bars, Celestial Campout, Honey Graham, White and Dark Chocolate and Crunch, 12 Count • Amazon Business $26.92 1 $26.92
Secret Invisible Solid Deodorant, Powder Fresh (2.6 oz., 5 pk.) • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
KIND Nuts and Spices Bar, Dark Chocolate/Nuts/Sea Salt 12ct • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87

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