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Ms. Helgeson from Anchorage AK is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Good Women's Hygiene

My students need some personal hygiene materials such as brushes for their hair, new underwear and sanitary products.

  • $418 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing.

They welcome students who are different and they have an amazing ability to care for each other.

Our school is deemed high poverty. Over 60% of my students are eligible for free and reduced breakfast and lunch and our school now has every child able to have free lunch and breakfast. My students are very diverse and many of my wonderful students are deemed at-risk. Our student population is 39% Anglo; 14% African American/Black; 16% Alaskan Native and American Indian; 7% Asian; 6% Hispanic; 3% Filipino; 15% multiracial. We also have active duty military families at our school because we are located close to two active military bases and one National Guard base.

My Project

I remember being absolutely surprised by starting my period at elementary school. I had no idea that this change was going to happen to me.

These are emergency supplies for my girls who start their menstrual cycle at school and are not prepared for this event.

Also included are some basic hair care supplies as well; hair ties, dry shampoo and hair brushes. This can also be a challenge for many of my girls as well. Dry Shampoo would allow the girls as well as the boys to eliminate greasy hair that stands out in the classroom.

The final item is deodorant wipes. This would allow the kids do a bird bath or spit bath since our school does not have a shower.

Ms. Helgeson
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Goody Styling Essentials Brush, Woodgrain Professional (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $11.73 6 $70.38
CRYSTAL BODY DEODORANT Towelettes - Unscented - 48 Pack • Amazon Business $24.00 2 $48.00
Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Tapioca Dry Shampoo, 7 Ounce • Amazon Business $4.79 6 $28.74
Always Totally Teen Radiant Infinity Pads 2 Pack 56 Count • Amazon Business $25.85 1 $25.85
eBoot 120 Pieces Elastic Hair Ties No Crease Ponytail Holders Knotted Hair Bands Ribbon for Women Girls Accessories, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $9.39 2 $18.78
Hanes Girls' 18-Pack Brief Bundle, Assorted, 14 • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Hanes Girls' 18-Pack Brief Bundle, Assorted, 16 • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Conair Professional Hair Brush Set • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Hanes Girls' 18-Pack Brief Bundle, Assorted, 12 • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Conair Professional Full and Mid Size Wire Cushion Brush Set • Amazon Business $5.29 3 $15.87
Amazon Essentials Women's Cotton Stretch Hi-Cut Brief Panty, 6-Pack, Basic Assorted, Medium • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Amazon Essentials Women's Cotton Stretch Hi-Cut Brief Panty, 6-Pack, Basic Assorted, Large • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Amazon Essentials Women's Cotton Stretch Hi-Cut Brief Panty, 6-Pack, Basic Assorted, Small • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00

Materials cost

$315.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$4.73

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$355.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.65

Total project goal

$417.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$417.65

1 Donor

-$208.82

Donations toward project cost

-$177.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.32

match offer

-$208.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$177.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.32

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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