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Mrs. Serwinski from Philadelphia PA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Essentials to Build Confidence

Help me give my students basic life essentials so that they can come to school clean and with the confidence to succeed.

  • $223 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have been fulfilling my lifelong ambition of teaching and inspiring children for over 12 years. My passion is to help my students reach their potential and, in doing so, discover the joy of learning.

I have the opportunity to teach 30 unique students at a public school.

My school is a K-8, Title I school, where all of the students receive free breakfast and lunch and come from low-income families. My school encourages a diverse approach to learning that inspires each student to learn, achieve, and remain committed to high standards in all content areas.

My Project

Many of my students come to school each day hungry, scruffy, and unkempt. They lack the basic essentials to care for their hygiene at home. As a result, they exhibit poor self-confidence and they do not work to the best of their best ability.

If this project gets funded, it will allow me to send products home with my students so that they can be clean, groomed, and have confidence in themselves.

I have chosen soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant because these items will allow my students to feel nice and fresh. After seeing many students wearing dirty clothes and hearing from them that they wish they could do their own laundry, I thought Tide pods would be perfect.

These items may seem basic to most people but, unfortunately, my students are living in homes without them. I am sure it will greatly help in improving their attitude and outlook on life. With your generous help, we can play a part in helping to set my students and their families up for success.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Shampoo & Conditioner Set 10.1 Fl Oz Each • Amazon Business $14.80 2 $29.60
Clean & Clear Oil-Free Deep Action Exfoliating Facial Scrub, Cooling Face Wash for Deep Pore Cleansing, 5 Oz (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $13.41 2 $26.82
Dove Sensitive Skin Nourishing Body Wash, 12 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $24.19 1 $24.19
Colgate Kids Liquid Gel Fluoride Toothpaste, Watermelon - 4.6 ounce (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $21.96 1 $21.96
Tide PODS 3 in 1 HE Turbo Laundry Detergent Pacs, Spring Meadow Scent, 81 Count Tub - Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Old Spice Deodorant Stick, Pure Sport High Endurance, 3.0 oz Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $7.08 2 $14.16
Crest 3D White Whitening Toothpaste, Radiant Mint, 3.5oz, Twin Pack • Amazon Business $5.71 2 $11.42
Lady Speed Stick Invisible Dry Antiperspirant & Deodorant, Shower Fresh - 1.4 oz - 4 pk • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$157.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$189.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.44

Total project goal

$222.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$222.91

1 Donor

-$222.91

Donations toward project cost

-$189.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.44

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$0.00

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