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Ms. Day from Roxboro NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just For The Health Of It

My students need a scale, blood pressure monitors, BMI charts, and stethoscopes to help identify those at risk for hypertension and potential cardiovascular disease.

  • $385 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A typical day in the nurse's office would consist of complaints such as headache, dizziness, nausea, and visual disturbances. Upon assessment, many of our students are found to have high blood pressure readings.

As a school nurse caring for 1400+ students at the lone high school in our county, we see many students with health conditions that can prevent them from attending school or fully focusing on class.

For most students, the only health care provider they encounter is the school nurse. Parents who can't afford the cost of care are having their kids wait until they go to school to be examined. We have many students who are dealing with obesity along with associated disease processes such as hypertension and diabetes. High blood pressure affecting teenagers is on the rise due to the increase in obesity and decrease in exercise. It is our goal to identify at risk students, symptoms, and health issues early, not just when a problem develops in order to keep more students healthy and in school.

My Project

With the use of the requested scale, blood pressure monitors, BMI charts, and stethoscopes, school health providers will be able to identify potential physical health issues and provide early interventions like screenings and referrals. With the data obtained from the requested resources, we can connect students and their families to the right community resources to assist in lifestyle improvements, such as exercise and dietary modifications.

A healthy student will be more successful in the classroom and eliminate unnecessary absences.

Schools are an ideal place to promote wellness, support health and safety, and prevent and treat the health conditions students could potentially face.

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Ms. Day
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Omron BP785 10 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor, Black/white • Amazon $60.99 2 $121.98
3M Littmann Lightweight II S.E. Stethoscope, Black Tube, 28 inch, 2450 • Amazon $44.40 2 $88.80
Eatsmart Precision Plus Digital Bathroom Scale with Ultra Wide Platform and Step-on Technology, 440-Pounds • Amazon $36.95 1 $36.95
BMI and Waist Circumference • Amazon $11.95 2 $23.90

Materials cost

$271.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.19

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$326.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.69

Total project goal

$384.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$384.58

5 Donors

-$110.00

Donations toward project cost

-$101.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$265.75

Match offers toward project cost

-$225.89

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.86

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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