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Ms. P. from Buffalo NY is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Don't Worry, Be a Student!

My students need the comforts of home that most of us take for granted including toiletries and accessible food.

  • $301 goal

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My Students

Our 60 student high school program is a refuge for kids who have found our nation's traditional, factory-like, "one size fits all" education system overwhelming, impersonal, and uninspiring.

Most of our kids come from low-income households, some deal with homelessness, and many deal with anxiety or other mental health issues, and all of them have been unsuccessful in a "regular" school simply because they are a square peg in a round hole created by our educational system.

Rather than mindlessly shuffle from room to room by the buzz of a bell, our students work independently on projects at their own pace and spend two days a week interning in a field of their choice. This exposure to a real-world environment allows them to graduate with an impressive resume and much-needed self-confidence.

My Project

Unfortunately, some of our students come to school hungry or avoid school altogether because they don't have clean clothes or the necessary toiletries. Often, these students even find themselves worrying about where they are going to sleep that night or when they might eat again. These are heavy problems that weigh on a teenager's mind, preventing her from focusing on learning, and it happens more than we realize.

This project will be used to provide our students, especially those who find themselves homeless throughout the school year, with the needed toiletries to help maintain proper hygiene.

It will also provide some easily transported snacks and food to those students and families who may be staying in shelters, temporary housing, or housing without appliances.

Hopefully, this will help alleviate some of the worrying on our students and help them to focus on being a teenager and learning!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Healthy Snacks Care Package (Count 30) - Discover a whole new world of Healthy Snacks • Amazon Business $19.00 2 $38.00
Blue Ribbon Care Package 45 Count Ultimate Sampler Mixed Bars, Cookies, Chips, Candy Snacks Box for Office, Meetings, Schools,Friends & Family, Military,College, Halloween , Fun Variety Pack • Amazon Business $18.78 2 $37.56
100 Bulk Toothbrushes Individually Wrapped-Manual Disposable Travel Toothbrush Set for Adults or Kids, Large Head, Medium Soft, Multi-Color, Individually Packaged Tooth Brush. Travel Toiletries. • Amazon Business $27.49 1 $27.49
Degree Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant 0.5 Ounce (Cool Rush, Pack of 18) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Shampoo 1.70 oz (Pack of 16) • Amazon Business $23.79 1 $23.79
Colgate Total Clean Mint Toothpaste-0.75 oz, Travel Trial size - CASE PACK of 24 tubes • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Degree Dry Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant, Shower Clean 0.5 oz (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
BERGMAN KELLY Travel Body Wash Hotel Toiletries (Hotel Size 1 Fl Oz, 20 Pack) Hotel Body Wash, Small Body Wash for Hotel Amenities, Mini Body Wash Bulk, Perfect for Travel Gym Charity • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kraft Easy Mac Original Macaroni and Cheese Dinner 18 Microwaveable Single Serve Packets • Amazon Business $8.94 1 $8.94
Paper Shower, Large Body Wipes (12 pack) • Amazon Business $8.85 1 $8.85
Pop-Tarts Breakfast Toaster Pastries, Flavored Variety Pack, Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon, Frosted Strawberry, 57.5 oz (32 Count) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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