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Ms. M. from San Francisco CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring Personal Hygiene to a Juvenile Jail

Help me give my students deodorant and shampoo so they feel a sense of self-respect in a place where they have little control.

  • $702 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are incarcerated in a juvenile jail 24 hours a day where they live in tiny cells. Many of my students come from poverty and have experienced trauma or community violence of some kind. Students have struggled with education and often come to the institution having dropped out of school. Up to fifty percent of our population is classified as Special Education and require services for disabilities.

Despite their often challenging circumstances, my students are resilient, brilliant youth who are working hard to transform their lives.

I am lucky enough to be their English teacher and want to give them opportunities to master tools that will help them to empower and rehabilitate themselves.

My Project

Many students complain that the provided shampoo gives dandruff and the deodorant is ineffective to stop odor. They have respect more culturally appropriate shampoo and have been begging me to get them deodorant so they do not feel self conscious after they play sports.

My students, who are predominantly youth of color, need hygiene products that will give them a sense of self respect while they are incarcerated.

Thank you so much for your consideration. While small, items such as these make the students feel increased self-respect in an environment where they have a tendency to be depressed and anxious. Please help me help my students.

Ms. M.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
OGX Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Pump Bottle Salon Size Set (2 x 25.4 Oz) • Amazon Business $34.95 10 $349.50
Old Spice Antiperspirant and Deodorant for Men, High Endurance, Pure Sport Invisible Solid, Lemon Lime Scent, 3 Oz (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $14.64 10 $146.40
Dove Advanced Care Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, Beauty Finish 2.6 oz (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $16.15 1 $16.15

Materials cost

$512.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$46.85

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$596.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$105.28

Total project goal

$701.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$701.86

2 Donors

-$140.20

Donations toward project cost

-$119.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.28

match offer

-$560.78

Match offer toward project cost

-$476.66

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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