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Ms. Lipsey
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Great Hygiene Provides the Foundation for a Powerful Learning Environment

My students need basic personal hygiene necessities that are essential for good self-care.

My Students

My students are in need of essential hygiene products. The students are residents of the Englewood Community on the south side of Chicago. They have dreams and aspirations. Parker students want to learn, be successful, and contribute positively to society.

Having the basic necessities are crucial for students and their academic success.

Students should not be defined by limited resources. Many of the students are exposed to community violence and financial hardships, but have the drive and ambition to be successful.

My Project

As a social worker, teachers regularly ask for hygiene products for students. When students are aware that I may have hygiene products that will ask for products as well. It is difficult for a student to concentrate when basic needs are not met. Good hygiene is essential for students. Appropriate hygiene provides for a powerful learning environment.

I have witnessed how improved hygiene increases students self-esteem and feeling of self-worth which leads to higher academic achievement.

Students must be prepared before entering the classroom. The burden of outside worries shouldn't interfere with the student's learning process. I am asking for these essential items to help improve a child's self-esteem.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
148 Individually Packaged Large Head Medium Bristle Disposable Toothbrushes - Multi Color Pack - Convenient & Affordable • Amazon Business $44.97 2 $89.94
Medline MedSpa Roll-On Antiperspirant, 1.5 oz (Case of 96) • Amazon Business $39.79 2 $79.58
Scope Travel Size Mouthwash Classic Original Mint 1.2 Oz 48 Pack • Amazon Business $28.99 2 $57.98
Always Ultra Thin Size 1, Regular Absorbency Feminine Pads without Wings, Unscented, 44 count - Pack of 3 (132 Total Count) (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $16.47 3 $49.41
Medline MSC095001 MedSpa Hand and Body Lotion, 2 oz (Pack of 96) • Amazon Business $18.19 2 $36.38
Annie Mini Wave Brush Bulk, Hard Bristles, 24 Count • Amazon Business $33.92 1 $33.92
Always Ultra Thin Size 4, Fresh Overnight Feminine Pads with Wings, Scented, 24 Count - Pack of 6 (144 Total Count) • Amazon Business $32.94 1 $32.94
Freshmint Flouride Toothpaste, 144 Count, 0.6 Ounce • Amazon Business $25.20 1 $25.20
Freshmint Toothpaste, Unboxed, Metallic Tube, 0.6 oz, 144 Case • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Bulk Buys Adult Ivory Hairbrushes 24-cs - Case of 24 • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Hair Comb 5" Pocket Size Unbreakable, 72 Piece in a Jar, Black, High Quality • Amazon Business $10.60 1 $10.60

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Life Essentials Supporters and 4 other donors.

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