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Mrs. Hearne and Care Team from Oswego IL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Build a Care Closet for our Kids!

Help me give my students basic hygiene items, wardrobe standards (t-shirts, pants, socks), school supplies, and some basic household supplies (blankets, paper goods).

  • $1,428 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This past fall our school started a new initiative that brought awareness to meeting the social emotional needs of students in our school. This opportunity to learn, grow and care as a community has inspired our students and staff to do more to help students with basic needs.

Our Junior High School is looking to create a Care Closet for our student population.

This will be a FREE resource provided for our students with items they may not be able to afford or purchase on their own. While this would be offered to all students, the intent is to share these items and resources with students and families that truly cannot purchase them on their own.

In order to fund and stock this Care Closet, we need your help!

My Project

The Care Closet will provide a way for our student body to get the basic needs for daily living in a confidential and dignified way. This includes things like basic hygiene items (deodorant, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste), wardrobe standards (socks, leggings, gloves, winter hats), school supplies (backpacks, binders), and some basic household supplies (blankets, paper goods, laundry soap).

Students who do not have their basic needs met, have difficulty focusing on learning.

After surveying our student body, we learned that there exists a very real and unmet need in our school community to provide a way to get our kids the stuff they need so that they can succeed.

Our Care Closet will be an anonymous way of getting these needs met within our school. There are plans to create a QR code that can be used to place an "order" with a student ID # for anonymity. Only the adult sponsors (myself and the amazing Care team) of the Care Closet will have direct access to these students.

Mrs. Hearne and Care Team
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 270 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
G4Free Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack Hiking Daypack,Handy Foldable Camping Outdoor Backpack(Dark Grey) • Amazon Business $9.99 10 $99.90
Cotton Craft - 7 Pack Multi Color Bath Towels - 100% Ringspun Cotton - 27x52 – Light Weight 450 Grams – Quick Drying and Highly Absorbent - Colors - Ivory, Light Blue, White, Linen, Mercury, Charcoal, • Amazon Business $35.00 2 $70.00
Imperial Home 50 x 60 Inch Ultra Soft Fleece Throw Blanket Wholesale Case Pack 12 • Amazon Business $63.49 1 $63.49
Degree Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant 0.5 Ounce (Cool Rush, Pack of 18) • Amazon Business $27.84 2 $55.68
Marcal Pro Toilet Paper, 100% Recycled - 2-Ply, White, 500 Soft & Absorbent Sheets per Roll, 96 Rolls per Case - Green Seal Certified, Bulk Office Bath Tissue 05002 • Amazon Business $52.22 1 $52.22
Degree Dry Protection Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant, Shower Clean, 0.5 Ounce, 18 Count • Amazon Business $21.10 2 $42.20
12 Units excell Mens Womens Warm Winter Hats in Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Dove Mens Care Clean Comfort Micro Moisture Body Wash Travel Size 3 OZ (Case of 24) • Amazon Business $36.66 1 $36.66
Family Size Bulk Compact Mini Travel Manual Open Close Umbrella Windproof Variety 42 Inches Variety Colors 6-Pack • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
AmazonBasics 3-Ring Binder, 2 Inch - 4-Pack (White) • Amazon Business $16.69 2 $33.38
Colgate Total Clean Mint Toothpaste-0.75 oz, Travel Trial size - CASE PACK of 24 tubes • Amazon Business $16.49 2 $32.98
Active Club 6-Pack High-Waisted Leggings Pants – Ultra Soft - reg and Plus Size (Black/M/L) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Dial Antibacterial Deodorant Bar Soap, Unwrapped Hotel Size (Pack of 50 (1.25 Oz)) • Amazon Business $14.73 2 $29.46
HUGGIES Snug & Dry Diapers, Size 4, 156 Count, GIANT PACK (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $26.50 1 $26.50
HUGGIES Snug & Dry Diapers, Size 5, 136 Count, GIANT PACK (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $25.67 1 $25.67
HUGGIES Snug & Dry Diapers, Size 3, 132 Count, GIGA JR PACK (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $24.27 1 $24.27
HUGGIES Snug & Dry Diapers, Size 2, 140 Count, GIGA JR Pack (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $24.27 1 $24.27
Fruit of the Loom Men's 6 Pack Crew, Shoe Size: 6-12 (Sock Size: 10-13), White • Amazon Business $5.75 4 $23.00
BERGMAN KELLY Soap Bars, Shampoo and Conditioner 3-Piece Travel Amenities Hotel Toiletries In Bulk Guest Size Bottles and Bars (Hotel Size 1 Oz, 20 Pack) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Winter Gloves Magic Gloves Wholesale 12 Pairs- One Size Fits All (Rainbow Assorted) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Top Step Women's 24 Pairs Colorful Patterned Low Cut/No Show Socks • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Chap-Ice Assorted Lip Balm (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Winter Gloves Black Magic Gloves Wholesale 12 Pairs- One Size Fits Most (black) • Amazon Business $20.95 1 $20.95
Luxxii (6 Pack) 6" Plastic Color Handle Nylon Bristle Brush Hair Pocket Comb Designed for All Hair Types (Assort Color) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Tide PODS 3 in 1 HE Turbo Laundry Detergent Pacs, Spring Meadow Scent, 81 Count Tub - Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Tampax Tampons Regular Absorbency Unscented - 108 Tampons • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
100 Toothbrush Standard Classic Medium Soft Individually wrapped • Amazon Business $19.94 1 $19.94
Bounty Paper Towels, 8 Count (Old Version) • Amazon Business $18.63 1 $18.63
Dixie Everyday Paper Plates, 10 1/16", 220 count, 5 Packs of 44 Plates, Dinner Size Printed Disposable Plates • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
WEWINK PLUS 3 Pack Girls Solid Leggings Pants Classic Leggings for Kids (Style D, 12-13 Years Height: 150-160 cm/59-63 inch) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Shopping Bags 8x4.75x10.5" 50Pcs BagDream Gift Bags,Cub, Paper Bags, Kraft Bags, Retail Bags, Brown Gift Bags with Handles • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Paper Napkins, White or Printed, 200 Count (2 Packs = 400 Napkins) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
AmazonBasics 3-Ring Binder, 2 Inch - 4-Pack (Black) • Amazon Business $16.90 1 $16.90
WEWINK PLUS 3 Pack Girls Solid Leggings Pants Classic Leggings for Kids (Style D, 10-11 Years Height: 140-150 cm/55-59 inch) • Amazon Business $16.59 1 $16.59
AmazonBasics 360-Piece Clear Plastic Cutlery Set • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Always Ultra Thin Pads, Size 1, Regular Absorbency, Unscented, 44 Count (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $16.41 1 $16.41
Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer, 1 Ounce (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Amazon Brand - Solimo 18oz Disposable Plastic Party Cups, 200 Count, Blue • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Pampers Swaddlers Diapers, Size 1, 20 Count Pack of 2 (Total of 40 Pampers) • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Always Maxi Unscented Pads without Wings, Regular, 48 Count • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Hair Comb 5" Pocket Size Unbreakable, 72 Piece in a Jar, Black, • Amazon Business $10.27 1 $10.27
Tampax Pearl Plastic Tampons, Super Absorbency, Unscented, 50 Count (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $9.27 1 $9.27
Carefree Acti-Fresh Panty Liners, Regular, Unscented - 120 Count • Amazon Business $5.86 1 $5.86

Materials cost

$1,166.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$17.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,213.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$214.16

Total project goal

$1,427.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,427.76

31 Donors

-$1,072.76

Donations toward project cost

-$911.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$160.91

match offer

-$355.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$301.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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