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Ms. Davis from Newark NJ is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Camden Cares About Life Outside of the Classroom

My students need Tide Free and Gentle HE Laundry detergent to use the free washer and dryer in our school's Camden Cares room as well as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, and wash cloths to feel refreshed.

  • $680 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school is located in a high-poverty urban environment where there are over 35,000 students enrolled in the district. As a Title I school, approximately 99% of our students receive free breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. Our student population consists of approximately 35% of students with special needs.

We are committed to student achievement and making the dreams of every child a new reality.

Our students have experienced many things in their short lives that are unbearable and hard to believe. However, through these experiences, our students still come to school daily excited, determined, full of life and ready to learn. They like to have fun inside and outside of the classroom.

My Project

Take a few seconds and imagine what life would be like if you did not have a safe place to shower and freshen up before work, or if you had to wear the same clothes for weeks without them being washed properly. Unfortunately, this is the reality of many of the students at my school as they experience being homeless. Some of our students' experiencing homelessness is a result of losing their home due to fire, uninhabitable living conditions, family illness, caretaker's loss of job, etc. My colleagues have worked hard to create a safe place within our school for students and their families to wash their clothes and take home nonperishable donated items.

Our Camden Cares room has a washer and dryer for our families to use privately and free of charge.

All of the supplies needed for our Camden Cares room have been donated; however, we are very low on many of the items that our families, who are experiencing homelessness, have come to rely on. The Tide Free and Gentle HE laundry detergent will allow our students' immediate families to wash their clothes and once again be able to take pride in their appearance and feel comfortable. Students will be able to take a care bag with a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, washcloth and a pair of socks with them so they can feel confident and refreshed. From my experience, a child who wears clean clothes displays a certain level of confidence in the classroom as they no longer feel the need to hide because of their appearance. Not only do we educate our students, we want them to know that their homelessness is only a bump in the road that they will soon overcome.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent Smart Pouch, Free & Gentle HE, Pack of three 48 oz. pouches, 93 loads • Amazon Business $17.99 10 $179.90
Degree Women Dry Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant, Shower Clean 0.5 oz • Amazon Business $30.95 3 $92.85
Crest 037000995609 Pro-Health Clean Mint Toothpaste, Smooth Formula 0.85 Oz, Travel Size, (36 Pack) • Amazon Business $23.08 4 $92.32
148 Individually Packaged Large Head Medium Bristle Disposable Toothbrushes - Multi Color Pack - Convenient & Affordable • Amazon Business $39.97 1 $39.97
Fruit of the Loom Men's 10-Pair Everyday Work Gear Tube Socks, Black, Shoe Size: 6-12 (Large) • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
Hanes Women's Ankle Sock, Black, Shoe Size 5-9,Socks Size 9-11 (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Royal Wash Cloth Towels by, 60-Pack, 100% Natural Cotton, 12 x 12, Soft and Absorbent, Machine Washable, White (60-Pack) • Amazon Business $27.49 1 $27.49
Tide Free & Gentle HE Turbo Liquid Laundry Detergent, Pack of 2, Unscented, 1.47 L (32 Loads) • Amazon Business $23.17 1 $23.17
BERGMAN KELLY Travel Soap Bars, Hotel Size Bulk Toiletries (0.5 Oz, 100 Pack); Mini Individual Wrap Soap in Travel Sizes for AirBnB, Motel, Guest Bathroom, Travel Size Luxury Bulk Hotel Bar Soap • Amazon Business $17.89 1 $17.89

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