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

Hygiene Still Matters

My students need hygiene products desperately as they begin their climb to puberty.

  • $441 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students have so little and I want to give them so much more. All of the students here come from homes below the poverty line, and I want them to have the chance to experience something that can influence their lives.

My students come from broken homes, homeless shelters, the projects, and worse.

We have a huge population of immigrant students as well and I want them to be exposed to as much as possible so that they don't fall behind in their future educational endeavors. They take public transportation, buses, and trains, to and from one of the most dangerous corners in this city. Most of them have limited or no access to computers and the Internet outside of our school. Some of them share a one bedroom apartment with mom, dad, grandma, and three siblings. Their home lives are crowded and so are their classrooms. Our public school bends over backwards to help our students as much as possible, but budget cuts have severely decimated funding and I just can't afford to give them everything they need.

My Project

It positively destroys me to be creating this project. My school is designated as "high poverty" but, I'm pretty sure if you're reading this, you don't really know what that means. Since I’ve been at this school, I've seen students come to class in the same dirty clothes day after day. I've seen students who felt embarrassed because they knew they smelled bad but couldn't do anything about it. Many of my students live in shelters. I've had parents call me and tell me that they weren't able to send their child to school because of no running water and didn't want their classmates to make fun of their child's odor. It hurts to see my student’s being made fun of in class because of their hygiene.

To say my students are disadvantaged is a horrible understatement.

My heart breaks daily because some of the kids I count as my own come to school every day because they know they can count on getting two meals here. Some of them even come from group homes because their parents have disappeared and/or given up on them. This project will provide the students of my school with the basic life essentials that you and I take for granted. I'm asking for hygiene products they can use at the school. I want to create hygiene bags with all the essentials needed to have a clean body. They do not have much when they leave this school but I want to make it so that when they are in here they don’t have to worry about food or cleanliness as this is something we can help them with.

Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Degree Dry Protection Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant, Shower Clean, 0.5 Ounce (Pack of 18) • Amazon Business $26.99 2 $53.98
Kleenex Anti-Viral Facial Tissues, 3-Ply, 68 Sheets/Box, 27 Boxes/Case • $46.00 1 $46.00
Scope Travel Size Mouthwash Classic Original Mint 1.2 Oz 48 Pack • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Jergens Ultra Healing Travel Size Moisturizer, 6 Packs • $7.90 4 $31.60
Colgate Total Clean Mint Toothpaste-0.75 oz, Travel Trial size - CASE PACK of 24 tubes • Amazon Business $15.69 2 $31.38
Care Touch Fresh Deodorizing Body Wipes for Adults, Personal Cleansing and Bathing Cloths - 6 Travel Packs of 8 Wipes Each (48 Count Total) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Large Zipper Lock Pouch Patient Giveaway Bags (Box of 72) Assorted Colors, With Business Card Holder in Front • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Secret Flawless Renewal Invisible Solid Antiperspirant & Deodorant Protecting Powder Sent, 0.5 oz (037000001317) • $1.10 20 $22.00
100 Toothbrush Standard Classic Medium Soft Individually wrapped • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Batiste Dry Shampoo, Original Fragrance, 3 Count • Amazon Business $17.64 1 $17.64
ShowerPill Athletic Body Wipes for Cleansing and Deodorizing, 10 Count • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages Variety Pack, 120 Count • Amazon Business $7.09 1 $7.09
U by Kotex Barely There Liners, Light Absorbency, Unscented, 100 Count • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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