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Ms. Borsa from Bellaire TX is requesting reading nooks, desks & storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Freedom From Period Poverty!

Help me give my students feminine hygiene products, pads, tampons and over the door baskets to place in every restroom at school, so they can feel confident and focus on school instead of being hindered by period poverty.

  • $687 goal

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My Students

Our school is a Title I school, with over 50% of the population receiving free or reduced-price lunch. The Italian National Honor Society that I sponsor has a project to increase access to feminine hygiene products for our girls. It is important to provide students with the privacy and products they need in order to succeed and be able to thrive in a school environment.

Without easy access to these products, students experiencing period poverty are at risk of missing out on class.

Our goal is to create a school environment that both promotes learning as well as the health and well-being of students.

My Project

Period poverty - the lack of access to education about menstruation or menstrual products - is an issue that faces an alarming number of students in the United States.

These pads, tampons, and baskets will allow students who face period poverty to access these resources freely in the school restrooms.

This will improve girls' attendance, since they would not to have to miss school for lack of resources when they have their period, and it will help them to focus on their academic work.

A study conducted by Think and PERIOD found that 23% of students in the U.S. experience period poverty. Additionally, an overwhelming majority of students felt that period products should be available to them in their school bathrooms.

Ms. Borsa
Grades 9-12

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spectrum Diversified Grid Storage Basket, Over The Cabinet, Steel Wire Sink Organization for Kitchen & Bathroom, Large, Satin Nickel PC • Amazon Business $15.58 20 $311.60
Stayfree Maxi Pads for Women, Super - 66 Count • Amazon Business $6.21 15 $93.15
Tampax Pearl Plastic Tampons, Light/Regular/Super Absorbency Multipack, 188 Count, Unscented (47 Count, Pack of 4 - 188 Count Total) - Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $36.24 2 $72.48
ALWAYS Ultra Thin Size 1 Regular Pads With Wings Unscented, 46 Count (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $6.97 5 $34.85
Always Maxi Pads Size 2 Long Super Absorbency Unscented with Wings, 42 Count • Amazon Business $6.58 5 $32.90

Materials cost

$544.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$583.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.91

Total project goal

$686.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$686.06

9 Donors

-$686.06

Donations toward project cost

-$583.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$102.91

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$0.00

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