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

Fresh and Clean

Help me give my students laundry Tide Pods, dryer sheets, fabric softener, and air fresheners to clean their nap blankets and the classroom.

  • $196 goal

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My Students

I have a wonderful and diverse group of students. I have over six different languages spoken in my classroom. Many of my students speak very little English and have just recently come to the United States as refugees from other countries. The diversity in the classroom can cause challenges for teaching, but it also makes my room unique and special. I wouldn't have it any other way.

My students love to learn, laugh and play.

They are curious, self-motivated learners who always want to know more.

My Project

We are requesting three containers of Tide Pod laundry detergent and boxes of Bounce dryer sheets. We are also asking for fabric softener and air fresheners. These materials will be used to wash my students belongings. We have naptime in the classroom and I bring home their blankets four times a year to wash them. They will also be used to wash my students hats, scarfs, and mittens when they get dirty.

I have a lot of pants, underwear, and shirts that I give to my students when they have a bathroom accident.

I ask the parents to bring back the borrowed clothes for future use. I take home these used clothing items and wash and dry them at my house.

These cleaning materials will help keep my students clothing and blankets clean and germ free. It will also help to keep our classroom and students healthy and tidy.

Ms. Calarco
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tide PODS Free & Gentle HE Laundry Detergent, 72 Pods/Pack • $17.84 3 $53.52
Ultra Downy Free & Gentle Liquid Fabric Softener 129 oz. • $11.38 2 $22.76
Honey Can Do 3-Tier Laundry Cart, White • $16.74 1 $16.74
3M Lint Roller • $3.05 4 $12.20
Bounce Fabric Softener Sheets Free and Gentle, 240 Sheets/Box • $10.62 1 $10.62
Febreze AIR Freshener Heavy Duty Crisp Clean, 17.6 Oz., 2 Pack • $6.79 1 $6.79
Febreze AIR Freshener with Meadows & Rain Scent, 17.6 Oz., 2 Pack • $5.94 1 $5.94
Febreze AIR Freshener with Downy April Fresh Scent, 17.6 Oz., 2 Pack • $5.94 1 $5.94

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