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Ms. Shapiro from New York NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Purell and Tissues Keep The Doctor Away

The cost of 50 boxes of Kleenex, two Purell Hand Sanitizer dispensers, and 12 Purell refills is $290, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $295 goal

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I am seeking funding for tissues and Purell to minimize germs within the classroom. Teaching children in East Harlem for the last year, I have been shocked to discover the number of students who suffer from asthma. Common colds are frequent and many students have poor personal hygiene. As winter approaches, the sniffles, sneezes and coughs are on the rise. Many of my students have missed between 3-4 days of school since the start of the new year. In an effort to keep the children from spreading germs between each other and to me, I have made a class "rule" to wash their hands each time they enter the classroom. I have spent time teaching them that this practice needs to be done when they enter their house and before eating, because germs are spread through touch. Using tissues when sneezing or wiping their nose seems obvious to most people, yet children choose a variety of other materials instead. Supplying the classroom with sufficient hand sanitizer and tissues will help reduce absences and keep all children on the same page (literally) with the class lessons. Thank you for your help to instill habits for wellness and valuing the health of children and their teacher.

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

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This project will reach 9 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gojo NXT(R) Dispenser For Purell(R) Hand Sanitizer Refills • Office Depot Inc. $8.19 2 $16.38
Gojo NXT(R) Purell(R) Instant Hand Sanitizer Refill, 338 Oz • Office Depot Inc. $7.94 12 $95.28
Kleenex(R) 3-Ply Facial Tissue With Lotion, Cold Care, Box Of 65 • Office Depot Inc. $1.87 50 $93.50

Materials cost

$205.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$241.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.10

Total project goal

$295.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$295.00

2 Donors

-$281.38

Donations toward project cost

-$242.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.60

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$0.00

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