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Ms. Johnson from Atlanta GA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cleanse Your Soul While Learning

My students need combs, brushes, air dryer, hair clippers, soap, body gel, socks, belts, hair bows, and shower head to bolster their self-esteem and hygiene.

  • $653 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A survey completed by Kind Direct shows that an alarming number of families finances is forcing them to choose food over toiletries’ and hygiene products. This change has contributed to our students not being prepared for school through poor grooming. The effects of poverty are evident as students are now filthy and have personal body odors. Notwithstanding, the change in these students' interest level in learning has started to waver. The school is the setting where we embrace our students through grooming, feeding and educating them. The entire community wishes the best for our students and supports their emotional and social needs. We applaud our students' ability to show interest in learning despite dealing with poverty issues.

When groomed properly, our students feel better and are mentally prepared to conquer the world.

The school holds itself responsible for meeting the needs of students through showering, washing hair, and providing toiletries. Being forced to make choices of eating versus hygiene should not be a hindrance to students' learning. We are determined by all means necessary to support our students' every need, therefore, boasting and not lowering their self-esteem. Our number one goal is to teach, love, groom and prepare our students.

My Project

Through funding this grant which includes deodorant, soap, comb/brush, body gel, boys socks, belts, hair clippers, blow dryer, curling irons, towels, etc. my students will be free to learn and concentrate without stress. Through having toiletries to use to assist our students with preparing for not only learning but life. New toiletries will boost students’ self-esteem and risks of having mental issues. Students will be prepared for learning without feeling stressed due to not having basic hygiene items.

This grant will eradicate diseases (example: scabies) that my students often experience due to living in unclean conditions.

Absenteeism will decline because of having toiletries (hair products, soap for cleaning, sanitary napkins, etc.) for grooming. Building confidence in students through basic necessities will help prevent student dropout rates, ensure students feel loved while learning, and help students achieve their dreams and goals by staying in school and going to college. Students’ confidence and educational success are tightly intertwined therefore, it is important to help students on their journey to excelling through learning. Confidence in school is one of the most important areas, outside of academics, where educators and parents can help improve performance through meeting students’ hygiene needs. Lastly, students will gain confidence from feeling free to interact with their peers because their inhibitions of not being accepted by others will decline.

Ms. Johnson
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dockers Men's Big Boys' Reversible To Brown Belt,Black,Medium/26-28 Inches • Amazon Business $12.00 4 $48.00
Berta 1875w Professional Blow Dryer Negative Ionic Ceramic Hair Dryer With Four Accessories 2 Speed and 3 Heat Settings AC motor, Cola Red • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
Professional Ion Hair Straightener, Topvan Wet to Dry Flat Iron with 1 Inch Ceramic Tourmaline Floating Plate for All Hair Types, with Salon High Heat 250°F-450°F and Dual Voltage, Gift Box • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Cordless Clippers Hair Clippers for Men Hair Cutting Machine with Titanium Ceramic Blade,LED Display, Lithium Battery,Charger Stand,USB Rechargeable #Hatteker RFC-6618 • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Living Fashions Bar Mop Cleaning Kitchen Towels (12 Pack, 16 x 19") - Pure Cotton White Kitchen Towels, Restaurant Cleaning Towels, Shop Towels and Rags - Bulk Bar Mop Set • Amazon Business $15.00 2 $30.00
Wide Tooth Hair Comb - pureGLO No Static Detangling Comb - Natural Aroma Green Sandalwood Buffalo Horn Combs for Women, Men and Girls • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
Luxxii (3 Pack) 6" Plastic Afro Pik Lift Hair Comb Detangle Wig Braid Hair Man Styling Comb (Black_A) • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Thomas Bates Dillon Boys Leather Braid (24, Black) • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
Plumb Craft 7510000B body moods Bathtub Spray Hose • Amazon Business $9.14 2 $18.28
ICObuty 12 Pcs 8" Jumbo Cheer Bows Ponytail Holder Cheerleading Bows Hair Tie for Teens Girl (White) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Blue Magic Conditioner Hair Dress, 12 oz. • Amazon Business $8.12 2 $16.24
Sox Express Boy's Crew Socks by CNA Store - Comfortable - Perfect Fit that is versatile to any situation available in Pack of 6 (Shoe Size 4-10 , Sock Size 9-11, Black) • Amazon Business $7.64 2 $15.28
Secret Original Unscented Women's Invisible Solid Ph Balanced Antiperspirant & Deodorant 2.6 Oz  (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $14.94 1 $14.94
Boar Bristle Hair Brush by Sonvera, Boar Brush, Organic Mens Hair Brush, Boars Hair Brush for Men Women, Soft 100% Natural Bristle Hair Brushes, Round Bamboo Wooden HairBrush, Womens Wood • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
AmazonBasics Cotton Washcloths - 24-Pack • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo 25.4 OZ and Conditioner 24 OZ, Bundle Pack (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E, 18.7 oz., 530 g, 1 Jar • Amazon Business $13.30 1 $13.30
Care Touch Sterile Alcohol Prep Pads, Medium 2-Ply - 400 Alcohol Wipes • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Lever 2000 Bar Soap, Original, 4 oz, 24 Bar • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
Suave Essentials Body Wash, Ocean Breeze 15 oz (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $11.28 1 $11.28
QingHan 12Pcs 7.5" Baby Girl Large Cheer Hair Bows Ponytail Holder Elastic Hair Ties • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Nitrile Exam Gloves - Medical Grade, Powder Free, Latex Rubber Free, Disposable, Non Sterile, Food Safe, Textured, Indigo Color, Convenient Dispenser Pack of 100, Size Medium • Amazon Business $10.14 1 $10.14
Conair Velvet Touch Paddle Hair Brush • Amazon Business $4.49 2 $8.98
9'' Frosty Thick Rat Tail, Assorted Colors 12 pieces, Hair comb, hair brush, pik, pick, for all hair types, short hair, long hair, comb your hair, detangler, style your hair, hair styles, boys, girls, adults, kids • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Cricket Ultra Smooth Coconut Conditioning Comb • Amazon Business $6.17 1 $6.17

Materials cost

$484.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.41

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$554.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.92

Total project goal

$652.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$652.78

1 Donor

-$326.39

Donations toward project cost

-$277.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.96

match offer

-$326.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$277.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.96

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$0.00

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