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Ms. Knabe from Cedar Rapids IA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Boys Smelling Good- Lookin’ Good!

My students need deodorant, toothbrushes, and toothpaste to stay clean, healthy, and smelling fresh!

  • $303 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school has a wonderful, but needy group of students.

We have a transient, high needs, high poverty population.

Over one third of our student population are English Language Learners (English is not their first language). We have students from 18 countries in our building. The primary languages spoken by our students are English, Spanish, French, and Kirundi.

Hygiene, unclean clothing, trauma, chaotic home life, and lack of food are common concerns among this population. Despite these concerns, parents are very supportive.

My Project

I work in a high poverty school where kiddos often come to school dirty and unkempt. With this project, I am specifically wanting to help upper elementary boys to build positive hygiene habits that will help them make friends and also be successful in life.

Boys who lack motivation to take showers can often be highly motivated when given products designed for men.

This project will supply many boys with high quality products to take regular baths/showers, wear deodorant, brush their teeth, and keep their skin clear.

I have found with my population, they often haven’t been taught about proper hygiene. For instance, they need to be explicitly shown how (and where) to put on deodorant or what steps to use when washing their hair.

With the proper products and instruction, these boys will be motivated and also smell better. Most of the time the students are kind to each other, however, sometimes a comment is made if someone is not bathing or brushing teeth regularly. Hence, your donation will help these kiddos not to have these experiences.

In addition to the hygiene products, I also found some fun bags to store the products in. This will also motivate the students and help them keep track of their new products.

Thank you, in advance, for your kind donations! The boys will be truly delighted by your kindness.

Ms. Knabe
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 480 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AXE Antiperspirant Stick for Men, Dark Temptation, 2.7 Oz (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $12.42 2 $24.84
BeeGreen Emoji Party Supplies Favors Bags Drawstring Goodies Bags for Kids Girls Boys Birthday Party Gifts (Mini Emoji Yellow) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
100 Toothbrush Standard Classic Medium Soft Individually wrapped • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Axe Antiperspirant, Essence 2.70 oz (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49
DUDE Face Wipes (3 Packs 30 Wipes) Energizing & Refreshing Scent Infused with Pro Vitamin B-5, Face Cleansing Cloths for Men, Lightly Scented for Mid-Day Refreshment, Hypoallergenic, Alcohol Fre • Amazon Business $17.97 1 $17.97
AXE Body Wash for Men, Excite, 16 oz, 4 Count • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Dove Men+Care Body and Face Wash, Extra Fresh, 18 oz, 4 Count • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Dove Men+Care 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner, Fresh and Clean, 12 oz, 4 count • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Axe 3 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner + Bodywash, Total Fresh 12 oz (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $16.26 1 $16.26
AXE Deodorant Stick for Men, Phoenix, 3 oz, 4 count • Amazon Business $15.56 1 $15.56
Knot Genie Teeny Detangling Brush, Mystical Cloud • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Wet Brush Original Detangler Hair Brush, Blue • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98

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