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

Happy, Healthy Kids

Help me give my students basic personal care items to promote a clean and healthy lifestyle.

  • $432 goal

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My Students

I teach a wonderful group of students in a high poverty neighborhood. The children I teach have the same drive to learn as students in more affluent neighborhoods.

I have been teaching in this same neighborhood for twelve years and for the past ten years, I have seen parents struggle to buy basic supplies for their children.

They often have to choose whether to buy school supplies or food. Needless to say, the parents chose to buy food. A lack of supplies can really hurt a student's self-esteem​, which then affects their learning.

My Project

The students of P. S. 53 come from diverse cultural backgrounds. Aside from their school the unifying factor is their social economic status. A high percentage of the students are in transitional housing and simple toiletries such as: soap, deodorant, toothpaste, and toothbrushes are difficult for the parents to attain because of their socioeconomic status.

Negative effects on health, attendance, and concentration can hinder a student’s ability to perform successfully and has a negative impact on their self confidence as well.

Help the students of P. S. 53 to do their best by providing them with some of their basic toiletries.

Ms. Pastor
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dial Kids Body + Hair Wash, Bursting Apple Rapids, 24 Ounce (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $21.88 2 $43.76
Degree Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant Stick Cool Rush 0.5 Ounce Case of 36 • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
Degree Women Dry Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant, Shower Clean, 0.5 oz (Pack of 36) • Amazon Business $33.40 1 $33.40
Colgate Cavity Protection Toothpaste with Fluoride - 6 ounce (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.88 3 $26.64
Alberto Vo5 Extra Body Volumizing Shampoo, 12.5 Ounce (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $13.05 2 $26.10
Suave Men Body Wash, Refresh, 15 Fl Ounce (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $12.87 2 $25.74
Detangler Shower Comb with hook, wet/dry, Colors may vary (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $5.43 4 $21.72
Aquafresh Kids Cavity Protection Toothpaste 4.6oz (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
VO5 Extra Body Volumizing Conditioner 12.5 oz (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $10.10 2 $20.20
Conair Pro Hair Brush with Wire Bristle, Cushion Base, Colors May Vary • Amazon Business $3.88 4 $15.52
Pampers Baby Wipes Complete Clean Scented 10X Pop-Top Packs, 720 Count • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Dial Antibacterial Bar Soap, White, 30 Count • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
Suave Essentials Body Wash, Ocean Breeze 15 Fl Oz (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Luxxii - (6 Pack) 8" Colorful Styling Essentials Round Handle Comb 8 inch (A) • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Colgate Toothbrushes Premier Extra Clean ( 12 Toothbrushes) • Amazon Business $7.44 1 $7.44

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