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Ms. Lustri from Columbus OH is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep the Homeless Healthy!

My students need health and hygiene products, as well as storage bins to keep them at school due to homelessness.

  • $482 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are special needs students who have multiple disabilities. They walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day. They are a group of children who work hard at being an inspiration to themselves and to others.

They enjoy incorporating what they have learned from real life experiences and they are very enthusiastic about learning!

There are many outside factors that they cannot control that can affect their day. They each have their own learning needs, which makes it very important for me to provide my students with differentiated instruction and a safe environment, as well as an education that is based around whole brain learning.

We are a part of an elementary school in Columbus, Ohio which is of the highest poverty. Our students do not have the resources at home to succeed in this world, so it is my job to help them learn these skills at school!

My Project

Many homeless and foster children fall behind in school. This creates frustration in the children, the feeling of inadequacy, truancy, anger, and a downhill slope in self-esteem and school grades. It is my goal to lift these children up by providing them with basic hygiene and health items that they don't have. I am requesting deodorant and wet wipes to keep in the classroom so these students can clean up and start school feeling their best! I would also like to provide them with water bottles, encouraging them to drink more water and to provide them with clean water, which that may not have access to. I have requested storage containers for them to keep their personal items in at school, and to keep other students safe from bugs or things that may be on their personal items while experiencing homelessness.

Students attending school fully equipped experience a huge boost in morale overall.

Homeless and foster children are then less self-conscious and can focus their energy on learning.

It is my goal to make a healthy, safe and comfortable environment for these students without homes.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STERILITE 19889804 70 Quart/66 Liter Ultra Latch Box, Clear with a White Lid and Black Latches, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $77.05 2 $154.10
Paper Shower - Fresh (Wet Towelette Only) 10 Individual Body Wipe Packs New On Sale • Amazon Business $9.75 5 $48.75
Contigo 14oz Kids Autoseal Gizmo Sip Water Bottles- Cardinal, Nautical & Nectarine (3 Pack) - Perfect for Children & Parents on the Go • Amazon Business $22.17 2 $44.34
Contigo 14oz Kids Autoseal Gizmo Sip Water Bottles- Ballet, Wink & Love (3 Pack) - Perfect for Children & Parents on the Go • Amazon Business $22.13 2 $44.26
Equinox Digital Non Contact Infrared Forehead Thermometer - 3-Modes Body/Surface/Room Temperature Reading Device – Baby Thermometer - LCD Display Infrared Thermometer - CE and FDA Approved • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Steripod Clip-on Toothbrush Protector (8 Steripods) Multi color • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Dove Men Care Clean Comfort Deodorant Travel Size 0.5 Ounce (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $19.34 1 $19.34
Luxxii (3 Pack) Mini Pretty Detangler Hair Brush Detangling Comb for Adults & Kids • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Paylak 12 Storage Square Clear Container For Small Items Organizer 1.5 inches Square • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95

Materials cost

$373.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$409.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.23

Total project goal

$481.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$481.53

4 Donors

-$240.76

Donations toward project cost

-$204.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.11

match offer

-$240.76

Match offer toward project cost

-$204.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.11

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$0.00

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