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Ms. Miller-Combs from Indianapolis IN is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Feeling Fresh, Smelling Clean, Help Us Practice Good Hygiene!

My students need access to basic hygiene materials; deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products, hand sanitizer, soap, etc.

  • $889 goal

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My Students

We are a non-profit charter school on the East side of Indianapolis. The East side is a low-income, high-crime area. Each student receives free breakfast and free lunch, every day. For many of them, those two meals are all they get each day. If most families are unable to afford dinner each day, one can imagine all other areas are lacking as well. Most of my students are without the basic necessities to maintain basic hygiene.

For most of my students, school is the most normal part of their day.

My students are middle schoolers; a crucial age to proper hygiene. With bodies changing and social lives being built, it is essential for my students to have access to personal hygiene materials. Their hygiene, or lack thereof, plays a factor in how well they can work in school.

Although we try to help them out and provide as much as we can, my students still face many challenges and are without many basic necessities. My students deserve so much more than they have. Having the capacity to readily meet our students’ unmet needs would be another valuable way we can support our students.

My Project

The items I chose will allow my students to go throughout their day as normal as possible. These items will help improve my students’ overall hygiene, while improving their mental health, psychological state, productivity, and social relationships.

These items will allow students to brush their teeth, put on deodorant, sanitize their hands, clean their bodies, moisturize their skin, and meet other basic needs.

We have a washing machine and dryer in the school where we wash uniforms, jerseys, and jackets/coats. Multiple students are without water in their homes or are homeless, but would be able to use these materials at school and feel better about themselves. They are going through so many changes in their lives; these very basic items will mean so much and make such a difference!

I plan to use these items as a teaching tool about personal hygiene, and then create packages to send home, while keeping other packages at school for the students without homes or water. Being in middle school is difficult enough, not having access to basic hygiene products should not be another challenge our students face.

Ms. Miller-Combs
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Degree Men Antiperspirant Deodorant Invisible Solid, Cool Rush 0.5 Ounce Case of 36 • Amazon Business $36.41 3 $109.23
Degree Dry Protection Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant, Shower Clean, 0.5 Ounce (Pack of 18) • Amazon Business $23.95 4 $95.80
Tide High Efficiency Laundry Detergent, Original, 225 Fluid Ounce • Amazon Business $38.95 2 $77.90
Crest Pro-Health Clean Mint Toothpaste, Smooth Formula 0.85 oz, Travel Size, (36 Pack) • Amazon Business $25.95 3 $77.85
Care Touch Fresh Deodorizing Body Wipes for Adults, Personal Cleansing and Bathing Cloths - 10 Travel Packs of 8 Wipes Each (80 Count Total) • Amazon Business $24.99 3 $74.97
Kleenex Ultra Soft Facial Tissues; 75 Tissues per Cube Box; 18 Count • Amazon Business $23.15 2 $46.30
Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer for Body, 1 Ounce (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $14.97 3 $44.91
Hospeco MT48054 Maxithins Individually Wrapped Super Maxi Sanitary Napkins, 12 Packs of 24 pads, 288 Total Napkins • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Scope Travel Size Mouthwash Classic Original Mint 1.2 Oz 48 Pack • Amazon Business $29.90 1 $29.90
Always Ultra Thin Long Super Pads, 20-Count (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $13.97 2 $27.94
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon & Lime Blossom, 330ct (3X110ct) • Amazon Business $11.11 2 $22.22
100 Toothbrush Standard Classic Medium Soft Individually wrapped • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Basic Care Ibuprofen Tablets, 500 Count • Amazon Business $8.05 2 $16.10
Germ-X Hand Sanitizer, Original, Pump Bottle, 30 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
Ziploc Storage Bags, Gallon, 150 Count • Amazon Business $15.78 1 $15.78

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