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

Love Them Today, So You Can Teach Them Tomorrow

My students need the basic hygiene necessities to be able to focus on their scholarly life while at school.

  • $1,987 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are brilliantly resilient scholars who come from immigrant, blue-collar working households close to downtown LA. Many of them attend school year-round to catch up on reading and writing skills. These students tirelessly work toward fluency in English while continuing to persevere through the struggles of their community. The culture we are promoting at our school is college readiness through the use of AVID strategies such as physical organization, note taking, and paraphrasing. Students show up every day ready to tackle the days' objectives and build community with one another.

My Project

Many of my students are facing homelessness due to the ever-changing landscape of our city. Families struggle to survive and parents do the best they can to provide a home for students, but many are faced with forced evictions due to gentrifications. My students need hygiene items such as toothbrushes, deodorant, body cleansing wipes, and personal backpacks to help fulfill their basic needs so while they are at school, they have an opportunity to maximize their learning. Many times, the non-academic comforts lead to academic gains.

If a student feels comfortable, clean, and valued they will then be able to have confidence to take risks and learn in the classroom.

Other items such as clean socks, underwear, and snacks can give students the opportunities to feel loved and cared for. Many times, in homelessness, kids are left feeling powerless and vulnerable. Through the generosity of this project, students will be able to have a backpack loaded with items dedicated to their own hygiene which we know is so impotent to 6th graders. They already feel judged being homeless and try hiding it as much as possible, they will no doubt take ownership of their goodie bag and feel at ease in the classroom.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CONVENIENCE KITS Women’s Premium Travel Accessories Kit, Travel Size Toiletries, Travel Esentials and Accessories, Travel Toiletry, Accessories for Women, Travel Gifts for Women, 20-Piece Travel Kit • Amazon Business $18.56 7 $129.92
Care Touch Fresh Deodorizing Body Wipes for Adults, Personal Cleansing and Bathing Cloths - 10 Travel Packs of 8 Wipes Each (80 Count Total) • Amazon Business $24.99 5 $124.95
bago Lightweight Backpack. Water Resistant Collapsible Rucksack for Travel and Sports. Foldable and Packable Daypack for Adults, Men and Women, Teens and Children (BLACK) • Amazon Business $19.95 6 $119.70
bago Lightweight Backpack. Water Resistant Collapsible Rucksack for Travel and Sports. Foldable and Packable Daypack for Adults, Men and Women, Teens and Children (Red) • Amazon Business $19.95 6 $119.70
CONVENIENCE KITS Women’s Premium Travel Accessories Kit, Travel Size Toiletries, Travel Esentials and Accessories, Travel Toiletry, Accessories for Women, Travel Gifts for Women, 20-Piece Travel Kit • Amazon Business $18.56 6 $111.36
OZCHIN Sports Water Bottle BPA Free Flow Filter Easy Grip Eco Friendly Smart Lock 1-Click Water Bottle for Kids and Teenagers (Pink-14oz) • Amazon Business $10.99 9 $98.91
bago Lightweight Backpack. Water Resistant Collapsible Rucksack for Travel and Sports. Foldable and Packable Daypack for Adults, Men and Women, Teens and Children (Green) • Amazon Business $19.95 4 $79.80
bago Lightweight Backpack. Water Resistant Collapsible Rucksack for Travel and Sports. Foldable and Packable Daypack for Adults, Men and Women, Teens and Children (PURPLE) • Amazon Business $19.95 4 $79.80
Degree Antiperspirant Deodorant 0.5 Ounce Variety Pack 36 Cool Rush 36 Shower Clean • Amazon Business $73.99 1 $73.99
CONVENIENCE KITS Men’s Premium Necessities Travel Kit, TSA Approved, Essential Travel Size Toiletries, Travel Kit for Men, Travel Toiletry, Gifts for Men, Father's Day Gift, 20-Piece Travel Kit • Amazon Business $17.21 4 $68.84
RXBAR Kids Whole Food Protein Bar Variety 15 Bars: Apple Cinnamon, Berry Blast, Chocolate Chip • Amazon Business $32.18 2 $64.36
AXE Body Spray for Men, Phoenix, 4 oz 6pack • Amazon Business $23.24 2 $46.48
Wet Brush Multi-Pack Squirt Detangler Hair Brushes, Pink/Purple/Blue (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen SPF 30 travel size 1 oz (case of 24) • Amazon Business $37.01 1 $37.01
Healthy Snacks and Bars Variety Pack Gift Snack Box - Bulk Sampler (Care Package 56 Count) • Amazon Business $35.60 1 $35.60
Kenra Volume Spray #25, 55% VOC, 1.5-Ounce • Amazon Business $6.85 5 $34.25
Clean & Clear Deep Action Cream Cleanser, 1 Oz Travel Size (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $7.56 4 $30.24
PURELL 3909-09-ECSC Advanced Hand Sanitizer Portable Bottles - 1 oz. Variety Pack Travel Sized Jelly Wrap Bottles (Case of 8) • Amazon Business $9.85 3 $29.55
Crest 037000995609 Pro-Health Clean Mint Toothpaste, Smooth Formula 0.85 oz, Travel Size, (36 Pack) • Amazon Business $23.00 1 $23.00
Hanes Big Boys' Boxer 5 Pack,Tartan, Large (Colors May Vary) • Amazon Business $11.48 2 $22.96
Sun Bum Sunscreen Lip Balm, SPF 30 Variety Pack, Coconut, Pomegranate, Mango, Key Lime, Banana • Amazon Business $22.50 1 $22.50
Ankle Novelty Socks Funny Crazy Outer Space No Show Socks for Men Women, Blue Black Red Socks,Alien Planets Space Shuttle,4Pairs Gift Box • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Hanes Big Girls' 18-Pack Hipster Bundle, Assorted, 16 • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Ultra Thin Long Super Pads with Wings 42ct - Up&Up153; (Compare to Always Ultra Thin Long Super) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash 3oz Travel Size (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Genkent Natural Bamboo Toothbrush Made with Rainbow Nylon Infused Bristles (20 Counts) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
K. Bell Women's 6 Pack Novelty No Show Socks, Wide Mouth Multi, 9-11 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Scunci Effortless Beauty Large No-damage Elastics, 4 MM (90 pieces) • Amazon Business $7.90 1 $7.90

Materials cost

$1,498.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$137.13

3rd party payment processing fee

$22.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,688.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$297.93

Total project goal

$1,986.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,986.22

4 Donors

-$881.64

Donations toward project cost

-$844.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.50

match offer

-$993.12

Match offer toward project cost

-$844.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$148.97

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$111.47

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$0.00

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