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Ms. Paullin from Barron WI is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Essentials for Life

Help me give my students basic needs such as undergarments and toiletries. They deserve to be afforded these essential items regardless of their economic status. Hygiene is important for social acceptance, good health and emotional stability.

  • $434 goal

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My Students

Riverview Middle School has 51 students with special needs. Our students range from those who have severe intellectual disabilities to students with learning disabilities. Many are living in impoverished conditions as well.

According to Abraham Maslow in his 1943 book, "A Theory of Human Motivation", students cannot learn unless their basic needs are met.

Self-actualization, Esteem, Loving/Belonging, Safety, and Physiological needs take precedence and will consume a child's interests until they are met. In living in an impoverished district, many of our students are not having their core needs met.

Many of our students come to school without the nurturing many of us take for granted.

Riverview Middle School strives to meet the needs of our students by showing love, possibly allowing time to sleep, a safe place to work, and free/reduced breakfast and lunch. In order to meet the basic survival needs, we are buying clothes, snacks, and sanitary items out of our own pockets to ensure our students can focus on learning. Please help our teachers provide the supplies required to assist our students in meeting their full potential.

My Project

According to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, student cannot learn unless their basic needs are met. Physiological needs, safety needs, love and belonging, esteem, and self-actualization. Because of this, teaching has evolved beyond the classroom and embarked upon a holistic approach to education and relationships with children.

Many of my students are not getting their basic Physiological needs met.

They come to school hungry and unclean, with no desire to learn. Homelessness and negligent care can impact them daily.

With your help, I can further assist in alleviating some of the minor barriers that impede the happiness of some my students. We have the opportunity to change the outcome for those who are less fortunate.

Ms. Paullin
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
U by Kotex Click Compact Tampons, Multipack, Regular/Super/Super Plus Absorbency, 200 Count (4 Boxes of 50) • Amazon Business $43.96 1 $43.96
Pantene, Shampoo and Conditioner 2 in 1, Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal for Dry Hair, 25.4 Fl Oz, Twin Pack, Combo • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
Fruit of the Loom Girls Little Everyday Essential Cushion Low Cut Socks (10 Pack), White w/Colored Heel Toe, Small (Shoe Size: 6-10.5) • Amazon Business $19.45 2 $38.90
Hanes Boys' Cool Comfort Breathable Mesh Boxer Brief 6-Pack, Assorted, Large • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Hanes Boys' Cool Comfort Breathable Mesh Boxer Brief 6-Pack, Assorted, Medium • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Utopia Towels Cotton Bath Towels, 6 Pack, (22 x 44 Inches), Pool Towels and Gym Towels, Grey • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Always Radiant Feminine Pads for Women, Size 1, Regular Absorbency, Light Clean Scent, 30 Count- Pack of 3 (90 Total Count) (Artwork May Vary) • Amazon Business $20.91 1 $20.91
Degree Men Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, Invisible Stick, Cool Rush, 0.5 Oz / 14 Gr (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $16.40 1 $16.40
Dial Antibacterial Bar Soap, Spring Water, 30 Count • Amazon Business $14.93 1 $14.93
Trimfit Girls' 100% Cotton Tagless Colorful Hipsters 10-Pack, M (6-8) • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Trimfit Girls' 100% Cotton Tagless Colorful Hipsters 10-Pack, L (10-12) • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Secret Antiperspirant and Deodorant for Women, Powder Fresh Scent, Invisible Solid, pH Balanced, 2.6 oz (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Crest 3D White Brilliance Toothpaste, Vibrant Peppermint, Travel Size, 0.85 oz (24g) - Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
Fruit of the Loom Boys' Little 10 Pair Half Cushion No Show Socks, white assort, Small (Shoe Size: 4.5-8.5) • Amazon Business $9.52 1 $9.52
Fruit of the Loom Boys' Little 10 Pair Half Cushion No Show Socks, white assort, Medium (Shoe Size: 9-2.5) • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Colgate Toothbrushes Premier Extra Clean ( 12 Toothbrushes) • Amazon Business $6.30 1 $6.30

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