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Mrs. Stebenne from Miami Beach FL is requesting supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Middle Schoolers: Essential Toiletry Supplies

My students need essential toiletry supplies: deodorant, shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste.

  • $378 goal

This project expired on September 18, 2017.

This project expired on September 18, 2017.

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This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

I am a TRUST counselor to approximately 300 students at a middle school in the South Florida area. The children are in 6th through 8th grade, and their ages range from 12 to 15. Over 80% of our students come from households with lower-than-average incomes.

My middle schoolers sorely need toiletry and dental supplies: we need to stock up on deodorant, shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste.

Our middle school students face adjustment issues, peer pressure, bullying and cyberbullying, social isolation, familial issues (including death, alcohol, and drug problems), hormone changes, dating issues, and sexual orientation concerns. It's difficult to cope with issues like these, never mind academic challenges, when the children's most basic needs are not being met. The 'student life essentials' category is a golden opportunity to meet those needs.

My Project

Many of our parents are newly-arrived in the U.S. and earn lower-than-average incomes. Some are too busy or preoccupied to meet all of their children's needs. We partner with community agencies to give our students regular dental screenings. It would be great to be able to offer our kids toothpaste and toothbrushes as well. Additionally, shampoo would be useful. We have facilities in the clinic where our children can take a shower. Our middle schoolers need deodorant and feminine hygiene supplies. It would be wonderful if our school could furnish our kids with these items. It is only once these most basic needs are catered for that we can go on to address our students' many social and academic needs.

Mrs. Stebenne
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Degree Dry Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant, Shower Clean 0.5 oz,(pack of 36) • Amazon Business $31.99 4 $127.96
Crest Individually Sealed Tooth Paste 72 Pack - 0.85oz Travel Size Crest Complete Multi Benefit Whitening Plus Scope Minty Fresh Unboxed • Amazon Business $54.35 1 $54.35
Squeeze Pod Travel Size Conditioner - 20 Single-Use Leak Proof Pods - TSA Approved. Natural Ingredients. Sulfate Free & Color-Safe for Soft Silky Hair. (SPVC07FPB) • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97
Tresemme Expert Selection Shampoo, 7 Day Smooth System, 1 Ounce, (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95

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