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

Giving Us the Confidence to Succeed!

My students need deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo and sanitary items to have their basic needs met so they can focus fully on their education.

  • $641 goal

This project expired on December 7, 2018.

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My Students

My school is a second home for over 700 middle school students, over 70% qualify for a free or reduced lunch. Additionally, we have an extremely transient population; many students move from school to school within the district throughout the year. Occasionally, students experience being homeless.

As a school community we work hard to find a balance between privacy for the students and providing assistance to help them meet their basic needs.

Our students are vibrant, enthusiastic children that occasionally need extra help with basic needs to ensure they can be fully focused on their education.

My Project

Every child deserves the right to be able to succeed in their education, however, that can be hard when basic needs are not met. By creating a storage closet FULL of deodorant, shampoo, body wash, nail clippers, hand sanitizer, sanitary items and more, we can create a safe, private, resource within our school community for students whose basic needs are not met. Many of our students do not have access to these essential needs items; over 70% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch, and our district has a large number of students who experience being homeless. This distracts from them focusing in school and sometimes prevents them from coming to school. These resources will provide our students with the confidence they need to succeed.

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

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Youth Stage 4 Toothbrush Blank • $0.61 144 $87.84
Crest PAG30501 Cavity Protection Toothpaste, 0.85 oz. • $64.25 1 $64.25
Soothe & Cool Shampoo and Body Washes, 4 oz, 48/Pack, Flip Top Bottle • $63.15 1 $63.15
Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer w/Aloe, Flip-Cap Bottle, 4 oz., 24/Ctn. • $48.10 1 $48.10
Medline Shaving Kits, 25/Pack • $38.50 1 $38.50
Facial Tissue Pocket Packs, 3-Ply, 100/Case • $35.01 1 $35.01
Bic Corporation Twin Blade Sensitive Razors, Green, 120/Box • $34.28 1 $34.28
Lady Speed Stick Deodorants, 1 2/5 oz, 12/Pack • $30.42 1 $30.42
MedSpa Hand and Body Lotions, 2 oz, 96/Pack • $28.89 1 $28.89
Old Spice Red Zone Swagger Antiperspirant and Deodorant .5 oz (01643CT) • $26.34 1 $26.34
RMC Naturelle 25160273 Maxis and Tampons Convenience Pak • $21.84 1 $21.84
Medline Fingernail Clippers without Nail Files, Chrome, 24/Box • $14.44 1 $14.44
Medline Plastic Combs, 7" L, 144/Pack • $13.59 1 $13.59

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