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Mrs. Mitchell-Caston from Long Beach CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Clean & Confident

Help me give my students two cases of shampoo / body wash to take home in their hygiene kits.

  • $183 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My thirty-five fifth grade boys and girls attend school in a downtown, urban area. Most of my students walk to school or ride the local bus. All of my students qualify for free meals at our school due to being from lowest income households.

My students inspire me to be the best teacher I can be!

I love teaching them and they love learning. Even on the playground, I run with my kids and participate in other playground activities with them. They love to beat the teacher.

My Project

Every school year, our school's fifth grade students receive the "body talk". Last year, our school's counselor, with the generous help of DonorsChoose.org donors, provided hygiene kits to take home after the "talk". Those kits were game-changers!

My students deserve to feel clean and confident every day.

The hygiene kits help them do just that. Many of our students are homeless or live in poverty and do not have basic hygiene needs. Some do not even know they need it. When I and my fifth grade teaching colleagues teach our students about hygiene, we are amazed how little they know about their bodies and how to take care of themselves. They are always eager to know more and ask a lot of questions.

After the kits were handed out last year, students that had had hygiene issues in the past returned to school feeling clean and confident. That is what I want for this year's students. We need shampoo/body wash for their kits so they can come to school ready to learn. Thank you!

Mrs. Mitchell-Caston
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 105 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Medline Apple Strawberry Fragranced Shampoo and Body Wash, 8 oz, 48/Pack, Flip Top Bottle • Staples Advantage $56.59 2 $113.18

Materials cost

$113.18

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$155.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.40

Total project goal

$182.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$182.64

1 Donor

-$182.64

Donations toward project cost

-$155.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.40

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$0.00

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