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Mr. Mariteragi from Kahuku HI is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping a Clean Classroom: Bacterial & Germ Free!

My students need basic hygiene and cleaning supplies to eliminate viruses and bacteria that are commonly present in a weight room facility.

  • $556 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Aloha! Our weight room is filled with hand me down equipment from the late 1990's and early 2000's donated to us by local universities. Despite the dungeon like appearance, my students work really hard and utilize each piece of equipment. 75% of our student body qualifies for free and reduced lunch, which suggests our students can do a lot with very little.

The old and rusty equipment doesn't stop our students from training.

Their passion for lifting weights is inspiring and motivating to all that visit our classroom. We are a unique public school that competes with the best private schools in both academics and athletics despite our facilities. We have numerous athletic state championships and academic awards. We recently won the state championship for Speech and Debate.

You ask why are my students special? I say "they compete in all aspects of education and refuse to let anything or anyone stop them". Today I witnessed a student teach their peers using cues and strategies that a teacher or coach would use, it was satisfying for me to observe. My students are amazing!

My Project

The weight room (class) is a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Students are exercising hard, leaving their sweat and perspiration all over the equipment. As they interact and share equipment, it's easy to pass germs and bacteria. It's also home to dirt and dust that gets blown in daily from our neighboring dirt track. Students don't have a locker room to shower and change clothes, they get dressed in the adjoining classroom while females go to a neighboring bathroom. They use fans to dry off their sweat before going to their next class period.

Despite these setbacks student don't complain and continue to complete their in class weight lifting assignments.

Electric sanitizer dispensers (batteries), spray bottles, disinfectant, and towels(ring & zip tie to hang) are looked at as luxury items. Its very difficult to implement hygiene lessons without the actual cleaning supplies(store in tote). Help me secure these products so I can implement hygiene lessons into my curriculum and help my students create a bacteria and germ free classroom. They deserve it!!!!

Mr. Mariteragi
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PURELL 190502CT Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Foam, LTX-12 1200mL Refill, Clear (Case of 2) • Amazon Business $43.09 3 $129.27
Best Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, Pack of 50 • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
OdoBan 11062-G Disinfectant Odor Eliminator and All Purpose Cleaner Concentrate 128 oz. Eucalyptus Scent • Amazon Business $17.80 2 $35.60
First Aid Kit Hard Red Case 326 Pieces Exceeds OSHA and ANSI Guidelines 100 People - Office, Home, Car, School, Emergency, Survival, Camping, Hunting, and Sports • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Green Grove Products Heavy Duty Professional Commercial Plastic Spray Bottle 32 fl oz. (Pack of 6) (Red-White) • Amazon Business $16.95 2 $33.90
Heavy Duty Cable Ties. Large pliable Nylon Industrial Grade 120 LB Tensile Strength. Premium Zip Ties by USA Strong Products. Available in 100 Pack or Bulk Wholesale (15 Inch 100 Pack, UV Black) • Amazon Business $16.37 2 $32.74
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon & Lime Blossom, 320ct (4X80ct) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Energizer D Cell Batteries, Max Alkaline (8 Count) • Amazon Business $5.80 4 $23.20
PURELL 1928-04 LTX-12 Touch-Free Hand Sanitizer Dispenser - Black, Dispenser for PURELL LTX-12 1200mL Refills • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Rubbermaid Clever Store Latching Storage Tote Container, Clear, 30-Qt (FG3Q2500CLMCB) • Amazon Business $19.38 1 $19.38
Grayline 40501, Large Cabinet Rack, White • Amazon Business $3.82 4 $15.28
Ikea 231.029.00 Ringsjon Shower Curtain Rings, Clear, Set of 12 • Amazon Business $6.88 1 $6.88

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