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Mrs. Basile from Dorchester MA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dignity for Pregnant Students

My students need maternity clothes and personal hygiene products to maintain dignity and confidence during a challenging time.

  • $908 goal

This project expired on October 7, 2018.

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My Students

100% of my 60 students are newly-arrived immigrants and refugees. They hail from countries such as Somalia, Syria, Turkey, Armenia, Eritrea, Vietnam, Sudan, Morocco, Bangladesh, Cape Verde, DR Congo, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras, and more. My students lack sufficient financial resources. 100% of students qualify for free breakfast, lunch, and snacks. More than 50% of my students have received little or no schooling in their home country or have had their education interrupted by war, migration, famine, or poverty. They are older than average American students, arriving in my 9th grade class around age 18. They have insufficient time in school to acquire English and master content classes as the cut off age is 22. My students are resilient, determined, community-oriented, empathetic, generous, curious, and inventive.

My Project

All of my students struggle to afford appropriate clothing for Boston weather, and pregnant students have even more difficulty. Pregnant students lack access to comfortable and dignified clothing because of financial reasons and because they are separated from family members who would be able to provide hand-me-downs. Female students do not have enough access to feminine hygiene products and less access to proper healthcare.

Pregnant students, especially those who did not choose to become pregnant, need bras, maternity pants, and maternity tops.

Students who feel comfortable, confident, and supported are more likely to be able to focus on their studies, graduate from high school, and obtain employment to support themselves (and their new family members). Pregnant students are more likely to be kicked out of their homes by family members and rejected by local communities. I want to make sure students feel safe, loved, and supported at school.

Mrs. Basile
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Uniform Cotton Over-the-Belly Maternity Leggings for Pregnant Women | Maternity Pants for Pregnancy • Amazon Business $24.99 5 $124.95
5PACK Nursing Bra Wireless bra Women s Sleeping Maternity Bra Breastfeeding Bra 5pcs Pack Large Black Nude Pink Purple Lightblue • Amazon Business $30.99 3 $92.97
Maternity Leggings Activewear Gym Clothes Jeggings Pants Super Stretch Nursing Clothes (One Size Fits All (Maternity), 3 Pack Black Maternity Leggings) • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
EzTree Womens Maternity Top Short Sleeve Shirt Scoop Neck Front Pleated Ultra Soft Pregnancy Clothes • Amazon Business $15.99 5 $79.95
GIFTPOCKET Women's Under The Bump Maternity Panties Underwear, Pack of 5, Assorted Random Designs and Colors, XL • Amazon Business $18.99 4 $75.96
Liu & Qu Womens Maternity Classic Side Ruched T-Shirt Tops Mama Pregnancy Clothes • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
KILIG Women's Casual Sleeveless Maternity Nursing Breastfeeding Dresses(C005,L) • Amazon Business $26.88 2 $53.76
KILIG Women's Casual Sleeveless Maternity Nursing Breastfeeding Dresses(Black,L) • Amazon Business $24.88 2 $49.76
Liu & Qu Womens Maternity Classic Side Ruched T-Shirt Tops Mama Pregnancy Clothes Pink M • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Tampax Pocket Pearl Plastic Tampons, Regular Absorbency, Unscented, 36 Count, 4 Boxes, (Total 144 Count) • Amazon Business $29.88 1 $29.88
Easy@Home 25 Pregnancy (HCG) Urine Test Strips, 25 HCG Tests • Amazon Business $9.60 2 $19.20
Always Radiant Pads, Size 1, Regular Absorbency, Light Clean Scent, Pack of 3 (90 Total Count) (Artwork May Vary) • Amazon Business $19.10 1 $19.10

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