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Ms. Madonia from Brooklyn NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

McKinley's I Love Me Campaign

Help me give my students the materials needed to boost their self image. Hair products, hair dryers and hair/face care are essential for us to teach our middle school teens how to style and maintain their hair!

  • $562 goal

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My Students

Our school is made up of first-generation students whose parents came to our country for opportunity and the American Dream. With the struggles of starting out in a new country comes the financial hardships, cultural stereotypes, and parents who sacrifice there time with there kids so they can provide for there families. Within the last couple of years, my role as a guidance counselor has changed dramatically.

Social-emotional concerns have made its way to the forefront of our responsibilities.

Due to the increase of single-parent households, many of our students come in needing assistance from the school staff on how to care for their person. In counseling, we teach our students how to maintain their changing bodies, how to care for their hair and skin and how to do create new and easy hairstyles. When they feel better about their appearance they feel better about themselves, they perform better in school and are less likely to get into trouble inside and outside of school.

My Project

Appearance is important at every age but especially during the teenage years. When we feel better about our appearance, our self-esteem increases. When our self-esteem increases we are more likely to take smart risks, make better choices and stay away from negative influences.

The products we are requesting will help the guidance office teach our students how to care for their hair, their skin and themselves and increase the social-emotional component in the students we help.

A PTA meeting will also be held on teaching any parent who is interested in how to maintain hair care and answer any questions they may have.

Ms. Madonia
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
VASLON 1875W Lightweight Negative Ions Hair Blow Dryer with Concentrator Nozzle 2 Speed and 3 Heat Settings Cool shot button DC Motor White (White) • Amazon Business $37.96 3 $113.88
Dove Go Fresh Cucumber & Green Tea Deodorant 48h Spray 150 ml / 5 fl oz (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $18.99 4 $75.96
Cetaphil Daily Hydrating Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid, 3.0 Fluid Ounce • Amazon Business $12.43 4 $49.72
ArtNaturals Detangling Hair Brush Set - (2 Piece Gift Set - Pink & Black) - Detangler Comb for Women, Men and Kids - Wet & Dry – Removes Knots and Tangles, Best for Thick and Curly Hair – Pain Free • Amazon Business $11.95 4 $47.80
Degree Men MotionSense Antiperspirant Deodorant Dry Spray, Cool Rush, 3.8 oz, Pack of 3 • Amazon Business $14.91 3 $44.73
Flexzion 12Pcs Nail Care Personal Manicure Pedicure Tools Set Finger Toe Clipper Kit with Scissors Calipers Filers Nippers Cuticle Pushers Cutters Trimmers Stainless Steel • Amazon Business $10.95 3 $32.85
Gummy Hair Gel, 33.8 Ounce • Amazon Business $12.67 2 $25.34
TRESemmé TRES Two Hair Gel Extra Hold 9 oz(Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $22.24 1 $22.24
Cotton Rounds Organic by Sky Organics (300 ct. 3 x 100), Fragrance & Chlorine-Free Cotton Pads, 100% Biodegradable Ultra Absorbent Cotton Pads, Cruelty-Free Natural Make Up Removal & Personal Care • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Colgate Optic White Teeth Whitening Toothpaste, Sparkling White, Sparkling Mint, Travel Size 0.85 Ounces - Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
Colgate Toothbrushes Premier Extra Clean ( 12 Toothbrushes) • Amazon Business $6.30 1 $6.30

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