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Ms. R. from Los Angeles CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I'm Homeless, Poor & I'll Clean Up 2Go 2School

Help me give my students what they need to portray themselves with dignity and respect: soap, tooth brushes and paste and a comb. They are worth it!

  • $1,012 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We service about 2,000 students: minorities, English Language Learners, homeless and low-income families. My students are eager to learn but when it comes to completing school work, poor parenting, homelessness, and poverty, among other issues prevent them from completing school work regularly and getting credits so they become truant or fall behind their credits. Truancy has many faces: excessive tardiness, extended vacations, absences after the holidays, etc. In many instances students don't have BASIC toiletry supplies to groom themselves and attend their meetings with their teachers.

Homeless students need to be able to clean up to go to school!

My Project

You will help the students with supplies to groom themselves so they can feel confident and attend meetings with teachers and counselors. In many occasions, students don't come in because they have not had a chance to clean up. We take for granted waking up and showering every morning. There are children and families who consider this a privilege. You can make a positive impact in the life of a child by providing them with these basic grooming kits. They will use the soap to wash their faces, clean their teeth with the tooth brush and the paste and they will comb their hair to be sharp and ready to go to school!

Can you imagine yourself having to rely on a donation to do this?

I can't either.

Students will feel more confident and it will promote their social interaction and participation. Remember your teen days and how you felt when you needed to get ready to go to school. This is your chance to make a difference! Don't let homelessness or poverty get in the way of learning.

Ms. R.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sparkle Fresh Domestic Toothpaste, 1 1/2 oz, 144/Pack • Quill.com $146.42 4 $585.68
JAM Paper Kraft Lunch Bags, Small, 4.125 x 8 x 2.25, White, 25/pack (690KRWH) • Quill.com $7.47 6 $44.82
Adult Classic Toothbrush Blank • Quill.com $0.31 144 $44.64
Dial Antibacterial Deodorant Bar Soap, 2.5 oz., 200/CT • Quill.com $44.51 1 $44.51
Medline Large Handle Combs, 9" L, 144/Pack • Quill.com $30.17 1 $30.17

Materials cost

$749.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$68.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$859.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$151.71

Total project goal

$1,011.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,011.39

6 Donors

-$1,011.39

Donations toward project cost

-$859.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$151.71

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$0.00

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