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  • $266 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Perlongo
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Beauty Lessons for Hurricane Sandy Students

My students need 11 book titles such as "Eat Fresh Food" and "Who Moved My Cheese? for Teens" to show them what real beauty is.

My Students

What is true beauty? My students do not know how to identify true beauty, but you can change that...

A snapshot of our Middle School shows a diverse high-need school comprised of about 1100 students in grades 6 to 8.

Half of our student population receives free or reduced priced lunch. Approximately half of our students receive support services in addition to their core classes. Many of our students are not native English speakers. The students have all been affected by Hurricane Sandy. The children have lost time in school, some lived without power or heat for weeks, many families still can not return home due to water damage.

My Project

It has been said "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" but is it? Is it we or the mass media that decides who and what is beautiful? My Middle School students are very influenced by what they see on television, online and in movies. I want to use these books to teach them the meaning of true beauty, healthy living and good body image.

Please help my students learn that that do not need to look like a super model or someone famous to be beautiful.

This is an important life lesson and I hope they will understand true beauty.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
See the Beauty Here • AKJ Books $15.26 1 $15.26
Outside Beauty Cynthia Kadohata • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful • AKJ Books $26.96 1 $26.96
Medications And Surgeries For Weight Loss • AKJ Books $17.48 1 $17.48
Can I Change the Way I Look? • AKJ Books $18.21 1 $18.21
Clothing, Cosmetic And Self-esteem Tips • AKJ Books $17.48 1 $17.48
Teen Manners: From Malls to Meals to Messaging and Beyond Ci • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Dear Teen Me • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Eat Fresh Food • AKJ Books $16.78 2 $33.56
Who Moved My Cheese? for Teens Spencer Johnson • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56

Materials cost

$192.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$225.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.75

Total project goal

$265.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$265.02

6 Donors

-$132.50

Donations toward project cost

-$112.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.87

match offer

-$132.52

Match offer toward project cost

-$112.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 300 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Produce for Kids and 6 other donors.

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